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Chunichi Dragons: May 25, 2010

by on May.25, 2010 @ 2:25 pm, under NPB

...Yudai Kawai started and won his first game of the season last night.  It was also his first victory since 7/30/2009 and his first Ichi-gun start since 9/30/2009.  While Kawai had a great start last season when he reeled off 11 straight victories to start the season, he struggled after that, going 0-5 over his last 6 starts of the season.  He then took a batted ball off his right shin during an exhibition game on 3/2 that relegated him to Ni-gun.

...Hitoki Iwase is three saves away from 250.

...Chunichi Shimbun notes the trio of Akifumi Takahashi, Takuya Asao, and Iwase have yet to allow runs and lost a game at Nagoya Dome this year.