|The colored bracelets worn by players during the all star series has struck a chord with a rest of the Hawks players. First baseman||Nobuhiko Matsunaka plans to wear his during upcoming games and
more may be made for the other players.
|First baseman Alex Cabrera is back in Venezuela right now attending the funeral of a relative and is scheduled to be back on the||15th, but it is unlikely he will be in the lineup on Friday when the second half of the season begins due to jet lag.|
|Young pitcher Kenta Abe says that he wants to be the one to fill in for Hisashi Iwakuma while Iwakuma is in Athens. Abe had two wins last||season, but was knocked out in his one start this year.