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Shota Oba headed back to Ni-gun

by on Aug.20, 2010 @ 4:32 pm, under NPB

The Hawks decided to demote Shota Oba after a shaky outing on Thursday night.  Oba gave up 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits, 3 walks, and 6 strike outs over 4.2 innings of work.  Specifically, it seems Koji Akiyama wasn't happy with the timing of Oba's two walks in the 5th inning that helped the Seibu Lions score three runs in the inning.

That leaves Oba with a 18.36 ERA (2.88 WHIP) over three games (1 start, 2 relief appearances) and 8.1 innings of work so far this year.