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Nippon Ham Fighters: April 29, 2010

by on Apr.29, 2010 @ 11:47 am, under NPB

5:50pm JST

...Hirotoshi Masui has apparently received over 50 congratulatory messages after picking up his first pro victory on the 27th.  His next start will likely be during a three game series against the Chiba Lotte Marines the begins on 5/3.

...Kenji Tsuchiya had a rough first pro outing, giving up 3 runs over 2 innings of work.  And Masaya Ozaki picked up his first hit since 7/19/2008.  It also happened to be his first career extra base hit (a double) and his first pro hit since converting over to a catcher in 2009.

11:47am JST

...It seems Sho Nakata will make a decision as to whether or not he wants to go with surgery by Friday.  If Nakata does decide to go along with the surgery, the club would like for him to get it done as soon as possible since he'll likely require 1-2 months of rehab.