Yhency Brazoban tossed a shutout inning during a Ni-gun game against Orix yesterday. He also struck out 2.
Hiroki Kokubo joined the Ichi-gun team for practice yesterday. Kokubo was originally scheduled to take BP but decided against it due to the lingering pain in his back (he was hit by a pitch on the left side of his back).
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Yu Darvish topped out at 156km/h during his start last night (which ties his domestic speed gun record).
Akinobu Okada paid the umps a visit after last night's game to ask if teams could get advance notice when extra-inning games were in their last inning.
The Inawashiromachi Sports Park Baseball Field in Fukuoka was named Rakuten Eagles Inawashiro Field. In return, the Eagles will hold baseball events at the field more than once a year. This is all part of the Eagles' plan to improve relations with communities.