Yoshio Itoi banged up his legs while sliding into home plate during today’s game against the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium. The incident took place in the top of the eighth inning. Itoi was a runner at third and slid hard into Yuhei Nakamura. He was removed from the game on defense in the bottom of the eighth as a precaution.
On a side note: Tomoaki Kanemoto felt Nakamura deserved a warning because he unnecessarily blocked home plate.