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NPB news: May 10, 2022

On Tuesday we learned that Nippon Ham Fighters manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo has asked the club to reward players in their salary evaluations for playing like he did. And let’s just say, Shinjo has a high opinion of how much he contributed to his team’s victories as a player, but his “Don’t worry be happy” facade slipped a little after Tuesday’s game.

We also had Masahiro Tanaka on the mound as the Pacific League-leading Rakuten Eagles tried to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 11 straight decisions and some bad COVID news for the Chunichi Dragons.

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NPB news: May 7, 2022

On Saturday, the Giants sent Matt Shoemaker to the mound to preserve their Central League lead against the Swallows. The Pacific League also had a matchup between last year’s champs, the Orix Buffaloes and this year’s leaders, the Rakuten Eagles, who on Friday set a franchise record with their eighth consecutive winning decision.

While no one had a game quite on par with Yudai Ono’s gem from the day before there were a few to be had.

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