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Nippon Ham Fighters: April 27, 2010

by on Apr.27, 2010 @ 1:59 pm, under NPB

...It seems things are still up in the air regarding whether or not Sho Nakata will have surgery on his left knee.  According to Hokkaido Shimbun, the club would like him to have the surgery but Nakata is on the fence -- it seems the fact that there is an alternative to surgery is making him think twice.  Nakata would also like to return to action as soon as possible and surgery would take longer (at least a month).

...Kenji Tsuchiya will likely be promoted to Ichi-gun in time for the Fighters' three game series against the Orix Buffaloes that begins on Tuesday.  He joined up with the Ichi-gun roster on Monday.

Tsuchiya's Ni-gun numbers so far:

G W L SV CG ShO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 49 11 11 1 5 0 0 8 1 0 2 1 0.82

...The Fighters will be hosting the We Love Hokkaido Series 2010 between 7/9 and 7/11 (vs Orix Buffaloes).

...The schedules for when the Open Terrace will be open during the upcoming 2010 Family Series has been posted at the official Fighters' website.