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Pitchers going inside on Sho Nakata

by on Sep.07, 2010 @ 5:59 pm, under NPB

Pitchers have started inside to Sho Nakata (HAM) in order to keep him honest.  That doesn't appear to have phased Nakata a bit as he told reporters that he doesn't mind getting hit, so long as it's not in the head.  He also added that it was up to him to get on base and set the tables for the top of the order (after all, an HBP is as good as a hit).

According to Nakata, he used to see a lot of fastballs in the beginning but has recently seen an increase in off-speed pitches.