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Nippon Ham Fighters: June 18, 2010

by on Jun.18, 2010 @ 2:44 pm, under NPB

6/19/2010 12:57am JST

...Keisaku Itokazu hurt his right flank while trying to field a bunt in the third inning.  The injury doesn't appear to be serious enough for him to come off the active roster.

6/18/2010 9:11pm JST

...Kensuke Tanaka extended his hitting streak to 18 games.

...Keisaku Itokazu was taken out of the game in the middle of the third inning tonight with pain in his right flank.

2:44pm JST

...The Fighters will likely start Keisaku Itokazu, Yu Darvish, and Bobby Keppel for a three game series against the Orix Buffaloes that starts today.

...At the Fighters' site:

The Fighters will be holding a Hokkaido Food Grand Prix (なまらうまいっしょ!グランプリ) at Sapporo Dome during their We Love Hokkaido Series against the Orix Buffaloes (7/9 - 7/11).  15 stores from the Hokkaido region will be a part of the event.

A flower shop called Ishizaka will be selling a total 200 pink roses, with an image of B.B on the side, for Father's Day.  Orders must be placed between 6/18 and 6/20.