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Nippon Ham Fighters: April 9, 2010

by on Apr.09, 2010 @ 4:22 pm, under NPB

=== 8:01pm JST

...Atsunori Inaba got his back MRI'ed on Friday and was diagnosed with a problem in his intervertebral disk.  No word on how long it might take for a full recovery.  Inaba is with the team and it seems they will continue to take a wait-and-see approach.

=== 4:22pm JST

...Kensuke Tanaka's Three Rules for Winning:

  1. Go all out on defense
  2. If you get a hit, go all out on running
  3. Root for your teammates on the bench

...Rookie Hirotoshi Masui will shoot for a win in his first start of his career Friday night.

...Bobby Keppel not only stopped a 3-game losing streak on Thursday, but he also helped his team win their 200th victory at Sapporo Dome.  On a side note, the linked article also mentions that Keppel received an autobiography of Sadaharu Oh as a Christmas present when he was 10.

...For three games during the Family Series, 150 fans lucky fans will have a chance to get their pictures taken on the field after the game.