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Nippon Ham Fighters: June 9, 2010

by on Jun.09, 2010 @ 4:36 pm, under NPB

...It seems the Fighters will be putting Yu Darvish on a strict 6-days of rest schedule once Inter-league series ends.  There appears to be some that feel the irregular spacing in between starts during Inter-league play may have been cause for Darvish's recent right knee problems.

As for his current condition, Darvish should be able to make his next scheduled start on the 12th (vs Chunichi Dragons at Sapporo Dome).

...The Fighters apparently considered leaving Shinji Takahashi on the active roster and using him as a bat off the bench, but they thought doing that would put Takahashi at risk of other types of injuries, like hamstring strains.  The club ultimately decided it would be best if Takahashi focused all his efforts on getting better.

...The Fighters will play 10 games in 12 days beginning on the 9th (the three rain outs at the end of May are the reason for the tight schedule).