Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

Rakuten Eagles: March 10, 2010

by on Mar.10, 2010 @ 11:08 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...As long as there are no rain cancellations or injuries, Hisashi Iwakuma will be pitching on Saturdays and Masahiro Tanaka on Sundays (at least until about mid-May).  Pitching coach Yoshinori Sato told reporters that there are currently no reasons for the rotation to fall out of a 6-day rest pattern for the foreseeable future.

It's also possible that the team jumbles things up a bit if the rest of the rotation doesn't perform well.

...Marty Brown will likely turn to Juan Morillo, Kazuo Fukumori, and Tsuyoshi Kawagishi for the final three innings of any game the team has a lead in.  It doesn't seem like an order has been set though.

...Takeshi Yamasaki told reporters after Wednesday's game that he's at about 70% right now.