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Softbank, Rakuten: July 7, 2012

by on Jul.07, 2012 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Shota Takeda became the first rookie drafted out of high school in franchise history to record a victory in his first start in thirty-one years.  Source: Sponichi 7/7/2012

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Kenji Akashi worked out a nineteen-pitch walk against Masahiro Inui (Nippon Ham) today.  The at bat included fifteen foul balls -- ball one, six foul balls, ball two, six foul balls, ball three, three foul balls, ball four.  The nineteen-pitch walk tied an NPB record set by Nobukatsu Matsui on November 11, 1947.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/7/2012

Rakuten Eagles

Masahiro Tanaka was evaluated at a hospital today.  No major issues were found, other than some inflammation.  Source: Daily Sports 7/7/2012