...Sho Iwasaki had a strong start yesterday, giving up just 1 run over 7.1 innings. The Hawks are hoping the start is indicative of Iwasaki turning a corner become the 6th starter in their rotation, behind Toshiya Sugiuchi, Tsuyoshi Wada, Shinsuke Ogura, Hiroki Yamada, and J.D. Durbin.
...Munenori Kawasaki went 2-for-6 yesterday and now has 101 hits on the year. He joins Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Kensuke Tanaka as the only players in the Pacfiic League with 100 hits.