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Softbank, Nippon Ham, Lotte: August 3, 2012

by on Aug.03, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Shota Oba will be taken off the active roster on Saturday after his rough start today: 0.1 IP, 19 NP, 5 BF, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 WP, 2 R, 2 ER.  Source: Sports Hochi 8/3/2012

Nippon Ham Fighters

Atsunori Inaba had a chance to meet singer Ami Sano before today's game.  She is the person behind his intro music, Arukitsuzukeyo (歩き続けよう).  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/3/2012

Chiba Lotte Marines

Toshiaki Imae recorded the 1,000th hit of his career in the 4th inning of tonight's game against the Orix Buffaloes (off Hayato Terahara).  He is the 270th player in the NPB to reach the milestone.  His first hit came on September 30, 2002.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/3/2012, Sanspo 8/3/2012

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Doug Mathis tossed about fifty pitches in a bullpen session during pre-game workouts today.

Said pitching coach Takashi Nishimoto of the session, "[Mathis] was keeping his pitches low.  He seems to have good control.  He also had good off-speed pitches."

Source: Daily Sports 8/3/2012, Nikkan Sports 8/3/2012