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Hanshin Tigers: April 29, 2010

by on Apr.29, 2010 @ 10:51 am, under NPB

...Keiji Uezono is scheduled to start today's game (4/29) against the Yakult Swallows.

...Hirokazu Shiranita started a practice game against the Kishu Rangers on Wednesday.  He tossed 7 shutout innings while giving up just 2 hits.  He also topped out at 144km/h and tossed 79 pitches.  Ikusei pitching coach Shoji Toyama told reporters that he wasn't satisfied with Shiranita's start because he wasn't throwing the ball with enough authority (confidence).  Ni-gun manager Katsuo Hirata added that he didn't strike out enough batters (the article doesn't mention how many batters he struck out).