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Yakult Swallows: Miyamoto looking to 2,000 hits

by on Feb.20, 2010 @ 11:14 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...Shigeru Takada worked with the fielders on Friday.  He spent about 5 minutes going over a play from the previous day against the Samsung Lions.  Specifically, it was a play that went down in the second and involved a runner on second with 1 out.  Shingo Kawabata (playing short) apparently fielded a grounder and didn't pay any attention to the runner on second and allowed him to advance to third when he threw the ball over for first for the second out of the inning.

...Shinya Miyamoto told reporters on Friday that his right calf was feeling fine and that he wanted to do a lot of hitting this season.  Miyamoto currently needs 297 more hits to reach 2,000 and admitted that it would be a difficult milestone for him to reach.  He also said that he's reached a point in his career where he needs to take things year by year.  How Miyamoto performs this season will likely go a long way towards determining whether he'll be able to reach the 2,000 hit milestone or not.