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Nippon Ham Fighters: July 3, 2010

by on Jul.03, 2010 @ 3:32 pm, under NPB

11:03pm JST

...Yu Darvish threw 132 pitches today.  Of the 132 pitches, 37 were fastballs above 150km/h.

3:32pm JST

...Yu Darvish set a new domestic career high on the radar gun today with a 155km/h fastball in the 2nd inning.  Darvish threw the fastball for a swinging strike three against Masato Nakamura (RAK) with runners on first and third and 2 out.

...Shinji Takahashi was held out of the starting line-up again today, but did join up with the team for pre-game practice (fielding and hitting).  Takahashi had the whole day off yesterday.

...The Fighters finally managed to break through against Hisashi Iwakuma last night.  After being held scoreless through 21 innings, the Fighters finally manged to push two runs across the plate in the 4th inning of last night's game.