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[5/10/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on May.11, 2014 @ 2:25 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui pitched in Saturday's Ni-gun game against Yakult.  He entered the game in the 6th and gave up a run on three hits over 2.1 innings of work.  He also walked two and struck out three. Source: Sports Hochi 5/10/2014, Sponichi 5/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/10/2014 ... Matsui was scheduled to go three, but was removed a little early because of some tightness in the right side of his back. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/10/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Through last season, Tadashi Settsu was 5-1 with two holds and a 2.68 ERA in nine games at rural stadiums.  He pitched in Kitakyushu on Friday and gave up four runs over five innings of work. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/10/2014
  • The Hawks are now 0-5-1 over their last six games at Kitakyushu Stadium. Source: Tokyo Sports 5/10/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko rolled up the sleeve that covered his right palm each time he rubbed the ball during Friday's game against Nippon Ham.  He wanted to make sure the umpires could clearly see the sleeve was not coming into contact with the baseball. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/10/2014, Sponichi 5/10/2014