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Rakuten Eagles: July 16, 2010

by on Jul.16, 2010 @ 1:43 pm, under NPB

...Seems the Eagles decided to scrap their idea of using Hisashi Iwakuma out of the pen due to concerns of possible injury.

Iwakuma tossed about 50 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday in preparation for his start tonight against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  Iwakuma's apparently relieved he won't be facing Yu Darvish tonight (Darvish will be starting tomorrow's game).

...The Eagles will be selling 200 Teppei bags filled with 17,000 yen worth of merchandise for 10,000 yen beginning on Saturday.

...The Eagles will be shooting off fireworks after the 5th inning at home games between 7/30 and 8/22 (1 minute, 160 shots).  You can see a complete list of games at the official Eagles' site.