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Chunichi Dragons: June 8, 2010

by on Jun.08, 2010 @ 3:43 pm, under NPB

...Ni-gun batting coach Hideki Takayanagi joined up with the Ichi-gun team on Monday.  Seems he'll join the other two Ichi-gun batting coaches (Kazuhito Ishimine and Kazuki Inoue) for an indefinite amount of time.

...Hitoki Iwase blew a shot to save his 250th game last night at Nagoya Dome.  The Dragons called on Iwase in the top of the 9th with the score 3-2.  Right out of the gate, Iwase surrendered to consecutive singles and a walk to load the bases.  He retired the fourth batter of the inning on a foul out, but then allowed two consecutive RBI singles to lose the save opportunity.

According to Nikkan Sports, it was also his first loss at Nagoya Dome since 8/22/2009.