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Yokohama Bay Stars: March 21, 2010

by on Mar.21, 2010 @ 8:47 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 3/22/2010 12:17am JST

...Takao Obana appears to be taking a more flexible approach with Shun Yamaguchi, telling reporters that he might be used in a variety of situations.  Obana also added that their plan to use him as a starter hasn't really changed.

On Sunday, Yamaguchi entered the game in the 9th in a non-save situation.

=== 8:47pm JST

...Instant replay was used on a home run that was hit by Terrmel Sledge in the 6th.  The shot was originally ruled still in play as it bounced off the top of the fence.  A check on replay showed that the ball went over the fence before bouncing back onto the field.

It was the first time the replay system was used (kind of a test case).

...Despite giving up 8 home runs during his start on Saturday, Daisuke Miura is still the opening day starter for the Yokoham Bay Stars.  Said Takao Obana, "I trust him as an ace."

Miura's final line from the game: 4 IP, 27 BF, 102 NP, 14 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 14 R, 9 ER.

Six of the eight home runs Miura surrendered were on fastballs.