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Rakuten Eagles: July 9, 2010

by on Jul.09, 2010 @ 2:50 pm, under NPB

10:45pm JST

...Masahiro Tanaka started walking around Kleenex Stadium as part of his rehab workouts today.  The rest of the team traveled to Tokyo for their upcoming series against Seibu (7/10 and 7/11).

6:43pm JST

...Hisashi Iwakuma will likely get tomorrow's start against the Seibu Lions.  He told reporters today that he felt the season was just getting started for the Eagles.  For those that don't remember, the Eagles 37-42-1 after 80 games last year.  This year, they're 36-42-2.

2:50pm JST

...Ryo Hijirisawa picked up his career 100th hit last night in the 5th inning off Shunsuke Watanabe (LOT).

...Katsuya Nomura told reporters that the current season was going exactly the way he thought (and said) it would.  He seemed to lay the blame on the front office.

...The Eagles extended their home winning streak against the Chiba Lotte Marines to 11 games.