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Softbank Hawks: May 22, 2010

by on May.22, 2010 @ 3:51 pm, under NPB

7:59pm JST

...Roberto Petagine was the starting DH and batted third in a Ni-gun game earlier today.  He went 1-for-3, collecting his first Ni-gun hit in his first at bat.  It was Petagine's second Ni-gun game since arriving in Japan.

3:51pm JST

...Dennis Houlton played a light game of catch at Yahoo Dome today.

...The Hawks announced today that they hired Kent Blasingame and Matthew Skrmetta as their scouts based out of the US.

...One of Kenji Otonari's problems this year has been the walk.  On Friday, he gave up 3 walks over 6 innings of work -- that gives him 29 walks over 57.1 innings of work so far this year, or a 4.6 BB/9.  His 6 losses (tied with Darrell Rasner) and 29 walks also lead the PL.

Otonari also hasn't won a game since 4/4, a span of 6 starts in which he's gone 0-5.

...Yuichi Honda stole a base on Friday night and now has four consecutive seasons of 20 or more stolen bases.

...Kenta Imamiya took part in Ichi-gun practice on Friday.  He also received some direct hitting tips from Koji Akiyama.