Nobuhiko Matsunaka tweaked his left hamstring while running the bases in the 5th inning of today's game against the Orix Buffaloes. The ball Matsunaka hit ended up being a home run, but because he was not sure where it was going to land, he ran hard out of the box and hurt his left leg somewhere around first.
Matsunaka may have suffered a hamstring strain and will most likely be taken off the active roster on Tuesday. He is scheduled to have it examined at a hospital on Tuesday.
Nippon Ham Fighters
Senichi Hoshino apparently was not satisfied with Toshiya Nakashima's slide into home plate in the 3rd inning and said to reporters, "The other guy is not going to drop the ball if [Nakashima] slides in like a young lady." Source: Sponichi 7/16/2012