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Rakuten Eagles: May 24, 2010

by on May.24, 2010 @ 5:52 pm, under NPB

...Juan Morillo was taken off the active roster after he started feeling discomfort in his right elbow during his outing on Sunday.  Morillo entered last night's game in the 8th inning, struck out the first two batters he faced (topping out at 156km/h in the process) and then felt some discomfort in his right elbow.  Such poor timing, especially since it seemed as though Morillo was beginning to get a feel for things.

...Masahiro Tanaka became the 10th pitcher in NPB history, and first in franchise history, to notch 10 Inter-league victories on Sunday.  For pitchers that started pitching in 2007, Tanaka is the quickest to reach 10 Inter-league victories.  Tanaka also improved to 4-0 against the Chunichi Dragons.

...Takeshi Yamasaki knocked out a homer on Sunday against his former team, the Chunichi Dragons.  That gave him a homer against 12 different NPB clubs over his career (the current NPB teams excluding the Eagles and Kintetsu).

Speaking of former Dragons...  Yamasaki, Teppei, and Norihiro Nakamura combined to go 6-for-13 with 2 homers, 4 runs, and 4 RBI last night against the Chunichi Dragons.

...The Eagles have announced the start of a discount ticket pack called Natsu-toku 8 (夏とく8) -- an 8-pack of infield tickets for 20,000 yen and an 8-pack of outfield tickets for 12,000 yen.  Quantities are limited to 400 packs each.