...Bum-Ho Lee went 5-for-5 (including a homer) in a Ni-gun game against Hanshin earlier today.
...Yuki Shimooki was added to the active roster today, making him the first high school pitcher taken in the 2009 draft to make it to the active roster this year. Between this roster move and the roster move that brought Kenta Imamiya up to Ichi-gun yesterday (and down to Ni-gun today) seems to indicate the Hawks' interest in giving its young players a shot to take in the feel of Ichi-gun.
...Roberto Petagine's first home run back on Japanese soil was a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th. It was also:
...his 5th walk-off homer of his career and first since 8/3/2001 (when he was with Yakult)
...his first home run since 10/1/2004 (when he was with Yomiuri)
The Hawks have also posted an interview with him on their official site.
...Seems about 400 additional "special" seats out in center for the upcoming Yomiuri Giants series (6/12 - 6/13). This will be the first time these seats will be used since the dome opened in 1993. The Hawks already received special permission to use the seats.