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Softbank, Nippon Ham, Orix: August 11, 2012

by on Aug.12, 2012 @ 2:15 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Yuichi Honda became the forty-third player in NPB history to reach the 250 stolen base milestone on Saturday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2012


Brandon Allen made his debut in a Ni-gun game against Orix on Friday (started at first and batted third) and went 3-for-4: single to left, ground out to the pitcher, RBI double to right, walk, single to center.    He also moved over to left in the 6th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2012

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on Saturday and gave up three runs on four hits over six innings of work.  Saito gave up two runs in the 1st and another in the 5th -- in both cases, walks got the best of him.  Final line: 6 IP, 26 BF, 85 NP, 4 H, 4 SO, 3 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.  Source: Sponichi 8/11/2012, Nikkan Sports 8/11/2012

Orix Buffaloes

Alessandro Maestri is slated to start Sunday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines (at QVC Marine). Source: Sports Osaka 8/11/2012