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Nippon Ham Fighters: April 21, 2010

by on Apr.21, 2010 @ 4:37 pm, under NPB

9:31pm JST =====

...Sho Nakata hurt his left knee while playing defense in a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on the 21st.  He was later checked out at a hospital and diagnosed with an injury to his left meniscus.

4:37pm JST =====

...The Fighters are still struggling to find some consistency in the rotation and bullpen (line-up as well, but part of that can be explained away by injuries).  While rookie Hirotoshi Masui managed to hold the Buffaloes to just 2 runs (one earned) over 4.1 innings of work, he also struggled with his control, giving up 5 hits and 6 walks.  What's more, neither Hisashi Takeda nor Brian Wolfe appear to be the right option for closer at this time (Wolfe suffered his second walk-off loss on Tuesday).

...Miho Fukuhara will be making an appearance prior to a game on 5/22 (vs Yokohama Bay Stars).