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Chunichi Dragons: March 16, 2010

by on Mar.16, 2010 @ 9:16 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...Junki Ito did nothing to help assuage any fears the coaches might have regarding his ability to start.  His pitching line from Tuesday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters:1 IP, 6 BF, 21 NP, 2 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

His pitching line from his first start during exhibition play against the Yomiuri Giants on 3/16: 6 IP, 21 BF, 79 NP, 2 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

...Prior to Tuesday's game, Tony Blanco was 4-for-30 with 15 strike outs (!) -- one of his low games was on the 14th against the Seibu Lions when he went 0-for-5 with 4 SO.  To that end, Blanco spent about an hour and a half working on his swing on Monday -- two BP sessions of 30 minutes and 1 hour.

On Tuesday, Blanco went 0-for-1 with 2 walks.

...Ryoji Nakata officially graduated from Asia University on Monday.