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Softbank, Seibu, Lotte: May 6, 2012

by on May.06, 2012 @ 5:45 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Wily Mo Pena is sporting a new hair style (gold stripe running down the middle of his head and chin).

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Tadashi Settsu won his start on Saturday and is now 5-0 this year.  According to Sponichi, the last pitcher in franchise history to begin the season 5-0 was Mutsuo Minagawa in 1968.

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The Hawks play their next ten games on the road.  That means there is a good chance Hiroki Kokubo will reach 2,000 hits away from Yahoo Dome (he went 0-for-3 today and still needs ten more hits).

Seibu Lions

Ginjiro Sumitani and Tatsuyuki Uemoto showed up to Seibu Dome on Sunday with their hair shaved down.

Chiba Lotte Marines

According to Nikkan Sports, when Yuki Karakawa struggles during a game, there are five things he checks: is he placing his weight on his right leg properly; is he beginning his movement with his lower body; is he moving the weight in his lower body properly; is he beginning his arm movement with his shoulder, elbow, and then wrist; if no improvement, change arm slot/angle.