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Yakult Swallows: Shohei Tateyama threw 97 pitches on Tuesday

by on Feb.24, 2010 @ 1:11 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 2/25/2010 12:24am JST

...The Swallows announced on Wednesday that Keizo Kawashima will be undergoing surgery on his right elbow on 3/4.

...Masanori Ishikawa held a bullpen session on Wednesday.  He is scheduled to start an exhibition game against the Yokohama Bay Stars on the 27th.

...Hirotoshi Ishii held a bullpen session on Wednesday.  He"ll likely throw another bullpen on the 26th before pitching BP sometime on or after the 28th.

...Notes from Wednesday's practice game against the Rakuten Eagles:

Tony Barnette started and gave up 5 runs on 7 hits, 2 walks, and a strikeout over 3 innings of work.

Yasuhiro Ichiba tossed 3 shutout inning in relief and gave up 2 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 2.

Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi pitched 3 innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits, a walk, and 3 strike outs.

Yuhei Nakamura went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI.

Takahiro Araki went 2-for-3 with 1 RBI.

The Swallows offense banged out 14 hits.

The Eagles beat the Swallows, 8-6.

...The Swallows made a couple of base running mistakes against the Eagles.  In the 9th inning, Shingo Kawabata was looking to bunt the ball but got a pitch that was outside.  The runner on second was caught napping and was thrown out by the catcher.  In the same inning, with 2 outs, Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (runner on first) mis-read a double and briefly paused on his way to third.  That pause didn't allow the batter-runner to get to second.

=== 2/24/2010 1:11pm JST

...Tetsuya Yamamoto and Keizo Kawashima are scheduled for further testing at a hospital in Gunma on Wednesday.  Both players will be getting their right elbows checked out.

Masakazu Fukukawa was demoted to Ni-gun with pain in his left flank.  Tomohito Yoneno was called up in his place.

...Shohei Tateyama threw 97 pitches to a squatting catcher in a bullpen session on Tuesday.

...Masato Nakazawa held a bullpen session on Tuesday and threw 70 pitches in preparation for his start on the 25th against the Hanwha Eagles.