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Softbank, Nippon Ham, Orix, Rakuten: May 1, 2012

by on May.01, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Shingo Tatsumi joined the Ichi-gun roster for practice today.  He could get a start against the Rakuten Eagles (at Yahoo Dome) on May 4.

Nippon Ham Fighters

The Fighters held a press conference to introduce Ryuji Wakatake today.  He was assigned the number forty-three.

Orix Buffaloes

Aarom Baldiris has homered in four straight games.  He also became the third player in the PL, ninth in the NPB, to record walk-off homers in back-to-back games.  The two other PL players to record walk-off homers in back-to-back games: Hiromitsu Kadota in 1990 and Kazuo Matsui in 2002.

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Chihiro Kaneko worked out with the Ichi-gun team today and told reporters that his lower back was no longer giving him problems when he pitched.  Kaneko could be added back to the active roster soon.

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Kei Igawa also struck out five during his six-inning Ni-gun start today. 

Rakuten Eagles

Ryo Hijirisawa extended his hitting streak to thirteen games tonight.