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Rakuten Eagles: March 29, 2010

by on Mar.29, 2010 @ 9:35 pm, under NPB

...Satoshi Nagai will likely start Tuesday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines.

...Masahiro Tanaka worked on his mechanics in between his first start of the year and his start on Sunday.  It seems he focused primarily on supplying most of his power to his pitches at the point of release.

When asked about why he hasn't hit 150km/h on the radar gun, Tanaka said, "The velocity will come as long as I'm throwing with the proper form.  Besides, it doesn't mean anything if I'm hitting 150km/h and getting hit.  Last year I focused too much on velocity and suffered for it."