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Chunichi Dragons: July 22, 2010

by on Jul.22, 2010 @ 6:52 am, under NPB

...The Dragons' scoreless innings streak came to an end at 50 last night.  Brett Harper was the man responsible for stopping the streak with a 2-run homer off Kazuki Yoshimi in the fourth inning.  The 50 innings tied a Central League record set by Yomiuri in June 1966, but came 2 innings short of tying the NPB record of 52 innings set by Hanshin in 1942.

...Ryoji Nakata had another chance to pick-up his first pro hit last night during a pinch-hit at bat and cashed in with a single to center off Yataro Sakamoto in the 6th inning with 1 out.  Nakata grounded out to second during a pinch-hit at bat on Tuesday (his first official pro at bat).

On a side note: according to Sponichi, Nakata dropped some weight, going from 118kg to 105kg.