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Softbank, Nippon Ham, Seibu, Lotte: June 20, 2012

by on Jun.20, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Taisei Makihara played in a San-gun game against the Tokushima Indigo Socks (Island League) today and went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two stolen bases.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2012

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Shota Takeda topped out at 152km/h during his Ni-gun start against Orix today.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2012

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Brian Falkenborg faced five batters during situational batting practice today and threw sixteen pitches.  He allowed a hit, a line out to short, a ground out to short, and struck out two.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2012

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Wily Mo Pena took about thirty swings during batting practice at Yahoo Dome and did not hit any over the fence.  He is expected to return to the starting line-up on Friday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2012

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Hiroki Kokubo could return to the active roster as early as June 24.  Kokubo joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts today at Yahoo Dome and took batting practice and fielding practice.

As of now, Kokubo is slated to play in a Ni-gun game on June 22.  If he is feeling ok, he will also play on June 23.  Depending on how things are after that, Kokubo could be added back to the active roster as early as June 24.

Source: Sanspo 6/20/2012

Nippon Ham Fighters

Tomoya Yagi started a Ni-gun game against the Futures today and gave up three runs on three hits over five innings of work.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2012

Seibu Lions

Hideaki Wakui pitched a scoreless 9th against Ni-gun Yokohama today.  He also threw a total seventeen pitches, gave up two hits, and topped out at 145km/h.  As of now, it appears he may be able to return to the active roster on June 22.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2012, Sponichi 6/20/2012

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tadahito Iguchi was left out of the starting line-up today because he was not feeling well.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2012

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The Marines announced today that Ikusei player Yukihiro Kimoto's registered position was changed from pitcher to outfielder.

Said Kimoto, "I tried my best to make it to the seventy-man roster as a pitcher, but after getting hurt, I could not pitch the way I wanted to.  I have decided to pursue a career as a position player."

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2012