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Rakuten Eagles: June 4, 2010

by on Jun.04, 2010 @ 3:17 pm, under NPB

6/5/2010 12:44am JST

...Norihiro Nakamura knocked out the Eagle's 500th franchise home run last night.  The homer came in the third inning off Futoshi Kobayashi (YOK).

6/4/2010 3:17pm JST

...It'll either be Ryohei Isaka or Takashi Kawai starting today against the Yokohama Bay StarsHisashi Iwakuma will most likely get tomorrow' start.

...Randy Ruiz started taking fielding practice out in left.  With Takeshi Yamasaki returning to first base during games without a DH, Ruiz's only chance to get playing time will be if he can also play the outfield.  Said Ruiz, "I've played some outfield in the States so I'm not too worried."

...The Eagles have posted event information for their games against the Chunichi Dragons (6/9 and 10) and Yakult Swallows (6/12 and 13).