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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.


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.


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.