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Softbank Hawks: May 14, 2010

by on May.14, 2010 @ 3:45 pm, under NPB

...Hitoshi Tamura blasted his 25th Inter-league home run on Thursday night.

...Jose Ortiz collected his 5th multi-hit game of the month (13th of the year) on Thursday with a 2-for-4 night.

...Hiroki Kokubo is hitless in his last 14 trips to the plate.  Going back further, he has just 2 hits over his last 29 trips to the plate.

...Nobuhiko Matsunaka was not in the Ni-gun starting line-up for the second straight day on Thursday -- seems he's still feeling tightness all around.  Matsunaka told reporters that it didn't make much sense for him to rush things.  Moving forward, Matsuanaka will probably play in games on the 15th and 16th against Hanshin, and / or practice games against industrial league teams between the 17th and 19th.  And at this point, it seems his return to Ichi-gun is tentatively scheduled for the 21st.

...Roberto Petagine took some extra fielding practice (about 15 minutes) after regular practice on Thursday.  He told reporters that fielding was a priority and that he wanted to make sure he included time for it during his practice sessions moving forward.  Petagine also said that he was really feeling it in his legs after the extra workouts.

...The Hawks have posted season ticket information for their V-Seats, as well as information on a pack of 8 tickets for 10,000 yen (fans can choose from 13 different night games) and discounts on their Victory Wing JAL Skyview Seats.

...Food items that will be available during Inter-league play have been posted at the official Hawks' site.

...Details of the 2010 version of the Hawks' Pink jersey is now online.

...All That's Hawks 10 Vol. 3 will be taking place on 6/11/2010.