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Chunichi Dragons: March 17, 2010

by on Mar.17, 2010 @ 8:55 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...Daisuke Yamai's exhibition game outings:

3/17 vs Yokohama Bay Stars: 6 IP, 26 BF, 87 NP, 5 H, 1 HR, 5 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 2 R, 2 ER

3/10 vs Seibu Lions: 3 IP, 17 BF, 70 NP, 6 H, 1 HR, 2 SO, 3 BB, 5 R, 5 ER

3/4 vs Yomiuri Giants: 6 IP, 20 BF, 82 NP, 2 H, 6 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER

2/27 vs Chiba Lotte Marines: 1.1 IP, 8 BF, 36 NP, 3 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R, 1 ER

...Takuya Asao gave up a run during his 1 inning of work on Tuesday against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He has now given up runs in each of his four appearances: 4 G, 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R.

...The Dragons were not happy with Junk Ito's outing on Tuesday (especially the lead-off walk he allowed).  After yanking him from the game after one inning of work, Ito spent about 40 minutes throwing in the bullpen (around 100 pitches).

...Atsushi Fujii's 1-out single to left in the top of the 8th of Tuesday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighterst broke-up a no hitter.

...Dionys Cesar hasn't been hitting well.  After going 0-for-4 (ground out to first, strike out, ground out to first, ground out to second) on Tuesday against the Nippon Ham Fighters, he went 1-for-4 (line out to short, single to center, strike out, strike out) against the Yokohama Bay Stars on Wednesday.

Going back a little further:

3/14 vs Seibu Lions: 1-for-4 (strike out, strike out, sac fly to right, strike out, single to center)

3/13 vs Seibu Lions: 0-for-4 (strike out, fly out to center, ground out to short, GIDP)

3/11 vs Rakuten Eagles: 0-for-4 (ground out to second, ground out to first, fly out to center, strike out)

3/10 vs Seibu Lions: 0-for-2 (walk, strike out, walk, ground out to second)

Despite the slump, the Dragons appear to be willing to give Cesar time to adjust.