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Chunichi Dragons: July 7, 2010

by on Jul.07, 2010 @ 3:57 pm, under NPB

7:27pm JST

...Masahiro Araki appeared on the field today for pre-game practice, but left stadium before taking any fielding or batting practice.  The team didn't offer any explanations on his absence, but it is assumed that he wasn't feeling well today.

3:57pm JST

...Masahiro Araki is making headlines after he was yanked in last night's game for his defense in the 7th inning.  With runners on first and second and no out, Naomichi Donoue started what may have been a 4-6-3 double play, only Araki's throw to Tony Blanco was bad and the runner at first was safe.  Hiromitsu Ochiai was apparently not happy with the play and immediately yanked Araki.

Araki currently leads the CL with 13 errors (he's actually tied with two other players).  The Dragons lead both leagues with 66 errors.