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[5/7/2014] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks

by on May.08, 2014 @ 2:54 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

  • Ernesto Mejia joined the Ni-gun team for workouts on Wednesday.  He swung the bat 119 times during batting practice and hit thirty-five over the fence. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/7/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiko Matsunaka played in a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on Wednesday.  He was the designated hitter and batted third.  He went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts. Source: Sponichi 5/7/2014
  • Dennis Sarfate took a photo during lunch on Tuesday and tweeted it later in the day during the Nippon Ham game.  He did not think much about it at the time, but was later asked by team officials not to tweet during games.  Sarfate later tweeted an apology to fans. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/7/2014, Sponichi 5/7/2014
  • Ni-gun batting coach Noriyoshi Omichi hurt his right hand during Ni-gun pre-game practices on the 5th.  He was tossing batting practice when a batted ball passed through a tear in the protective netting in front of him and struck him in the hand.  He suffered a fracture in the right ulna and will require about a month for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/7/2014