Kyuji Fujikawa was available to pitch in the Tokushima game on September 16, but did not make an appearance. Fujikawa was originally slated to start the game, but was scratched after he sprained his left ankle during practices on September 14.
Fujikawa did some running and played catch during pre-game practices on September 16. He threw some pitches in the bullpen in the 6th, but was never called into the game. Scouts from Hanshin, Yakult, Seibu, Orix, and Chunichi were in the stands.
The Kawaga game on September 17 will be the last game of the season for Kochi. Fujikawa will suit up for the game, but it is uncertain if he will be able to pitch.