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Rakuten Eagles: June 17, 2010

by on Jun.17, 2010 @ 4:27 pm, under NPB

...The Eagles apparently want to space out starts by Hisashi Iwakuma and Masahiro Tanaka a little more.  That is, they'd like Iwakuma and Tanaka to start the first game of each series, instead of go back-to-back.  The idea being, opponents generally have their best pitchers start the first game of a series.  If the Eagles can counter that with their best starters, then they'll have a better chance to win.

According to Nikkan Sports, Iwakuma will get tomorrow's start against the Lotte while Tanaka will get the start on the 22nd against the Seibu.