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PL News and Notes: Seiichi Uchikawa (SOF) 5 straight at bats with an RBI

by on Apr.24, 2011 @ 1:12 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Seiichi Uchikawa strung together 5 consecutive at bats where he collected an RBI:

4/21 vs Rakuten - 1st at bat, 1st inning: RBI single to center
4/21 vs Rakuten - 2nd at bat, 3rd inning: RBI triple to right
4/21 vs Rakuten - 3rd at bat, 4th inning: RBI single to left
4/21 vs Rakuten - 4th at bat, 6th inning: sac fly to right
4/23 vs Lotte - 1st at bat, 1st inning: RBI single to center

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Takahiro Mahara is struggling: he has given up at least one run in all 5 of his appearances this year.

Nippon Ham Fighters

After starting the season hitless in his first 5 games, Sho Nakata has turned things around and is now sporting a 5-game winning streak, during which he's gone 7-for-19 with 1 double, 1 homer, and 6 RBI.  He's still whiffing out a lot though: 7 strikeouts to 1 walk during the streak.

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Yuki Saito was announced today as tomorrow's starter against the Rakuten Eagles.  His workouts from today included running and checking on his form while playing long distance catch in the outfield.

Rakuten Eagles

Takeshi Yamasaki has hit safely in all 10 regular season games so far this year.

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Masahiro Tanaka's next regular season start will come on the 29th against the Orix Buffaloes at Kleenex Stadium.