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Softbank, Seibu, Rakuten: June 19, 2012

by on Jun.19, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Sadaharu Oh gave Seiichi Uchikawa some hitting tips today.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2012

Uchikawa is in a bit of an offensive rut -- so far this month, he is 6-for-47 with a slash line of .128/.143/.128.

Seibu Lions

The Lions will have Hideaki Wakui pitch again on Wednesday.  And to make sure the game does not get rained out again, they moved the Ni-gun game against Yokohama to Seibu Dome (from Seibu 2 Stadium).  Source: Sponichi 6/19/2012


The Seibu Tetsudo 100th Anniversary Series will take place over the following five games in August:

August 11, 12 - vs Nippon Ham Fighters
August 17, 18, 19 - vs Rakuten Eagles

As part of the celebration, the Lions will wear special Seibu Tetsudo 100th Anniversary uniforms.  The design for the uniform was released in May; the actual uniforms will be unveiled on June 23.  Replica uniforms will also be given out to every fan that attends the game on August 11.

Rakuten Eagles

Manabu Mima jokingly said to reporters after today's rain-out, "I was only at about 50% when I tried to throw earlier today.  It was good the game was canceled."  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2012


Takuma Sadaoka and Takero Okajima will likely be added to the active roster on Wednesday.  Source: Sports Hochi 6/19/2012, Nikkan Sports 6/19/2012