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Chunichi Dragons: April 27, 2010

by on Apr.27, 2010 @ 11:24 am, under NPB

...The Dragons might throw their best starters over a three games series against the Yomiuri Giants that begins on Tuesday night.  Based on the past schedules, Kenta Asakura, Takashi Ogasawara, and Kazuki Yoshimi would normally be scheduled to start the next three games.  Instead, the Dragons might tweak the rotation and start Yoshimi in the second game and Wei-Ying Chen in the third game.  That would mean both Yoshimi and Chen would be starting on 5 days of rest.

Incidentally, Yoshimi also mentioned to reporters that he has his eyes set on tossing a complete game during his next outing.

...If Shugo Fujii starts for the Yomiuri Giants on Tuesday night, the Dragons could put right-handed hitters Yusuke Matsui and Masaaki Koike in the starting lineup.  While Matsui has never faced Fujii, Koike has, and with limited success: 5-for-33.

...Soma Yamauchi apparently received about 120 e-mails of congratulations from various acquaintances after his first pro victory on the 25th.