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Softbank Hawks: June 17, 2010

by on Jun.17, 2010 @ 4:26 pm, under NPB

9:42pm JST

...JAL will be flying Boeing 777s with images of Hawks players along the side between 6/23 and 7/21.

7:50pm JST

...J.D. Durbin tossed 8 shutout innings in a Ni-gun game against Chunichi earlier today.  He surrendered just 2 hits and topped out at 149km/h.

4:26pm JST

...The Hawks will likely start Hiroki Yamada, Tsuyoshi Wada, and Toshiya Sugiuchi over their next three game against the Seibu Lions.

In preparation for his start on Friday, Wada tossed 52 pitches in the bullpen yesterday.

...Hideaki Takahashi appears to be one step closer towards winning an Ichi-gun start against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 23rd after his Ni-gun start against Chunichi yesterday.  Takahashi gave up a run on 4 hits over 5 innings of work and also struck out 5.

J.D. Durbin could be starting an Ichi-gun game on the 24th (also vs the Nippon Ham Fighters), but that decision will likely be contingent on how he did during his Ni-gun start earlier today.

...Hiroki Kokubo is / was scheduled to begin taking fielding practice today.

...The Hawks will be hosting a 50 woman - 50 man match-making party (合コン) on 7/10 at Yahoo Dome.

...The Hawks have posted a video showing the inside of the Sadaharu Oh Museum.  The museum will be opening on 7/3.