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Yakult Swallows: March 6, 2010

by on Mar.06, 2010 @ 5:55 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...Masanori Ishikawa was looking forward to his start against Yu Darvish and the Nippon Ham Fighters on Saturday.  And while he didn't have as sparkling a start as Darvish (6 IP, 1 H, 7 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER), he did hold his own: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

...Shinya Miyamoto is working his way back from a torn muscle in his lower right leg.  He started in his first game on Saturday against the Fighters and went 0-for-2.

...Eulogio De La Cruz started an Ikusei League game on Friday against the Rakuten Eagles and tossed 3 shutout innings while giving up 2 hits.  He topped out at 150km/h.

Jamie D'Antona, Aaron Guiel, and Chang-Yong Lim have apparently nailed down three of the four foreign player spots on the active roster.  Cruz, Tony Barnette, and Hei-Chun Lee, are all vying for the last spot.