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Nippon Ham Fighters: May 6, 2010

by on May.06, 2010 @ 5:50 pm, under NPB

6:53pm JST

...Sho Nakata's left knee surgery is scheduled for the 10th.  He will likely be discharged from the hospital on the 13th and will require a month to three months of rehab.

5:50pm JST

...12-25-1 (6th place):  It appeared as though things were slowly turning around the for the Fighters when they won the first two series of their 9-game campaign (Orix Buffaloes 2-1 and Seibu Lions 2-1), but then they played the Chiba Lotte Marines and suddenly, it wasn't quite as clear in which direction this team was heading.  It should be noted, however, that the Fighters did manage to snap a 7-game losing streak against the Marines with an 8-3 victory.  They finished their 9-game campaign, 5-4.

Notable Pitchers

Bobby Keppel - 2 G, 2-0, 14.2 IP, 5 ER
Hirotoshi Masui - 2 G, 1-1, 11.2 IP, 4 ER
Yu Darvish - 1 G, 1-0, 9.0 IP, 0 ER
Yoshinori Tateyama - 3 G, 2 Sv, 3.0 IP, 1 ER

Notable Offensive Players

Yoshio Itoi - 9 G, 12-for-32 (.375), 8 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB
Eiichi Koyano - 9 G, 13-for-36 (.361), 5 R, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB
Tomohiro Nioka - 7 G, 8-for-25 (.320), 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI
Atsunori Inaba - 9 G, 8-for-33 (.242), 3 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI

Notable Stats

34 runs scored
3 home runs
43 runs allowed