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Rakuten Eagles: April 29, 2010

by on Apr.29, 2010 @ 11:36 pm, under NPB

...Teppei was held out of the starting line-up for the first time this season to rest.  Teppei has had trouble hitting Tsuyoshi Wada (LOT) in the past, collecting just 2 hits over 24 trips to the plate.

...Hiromichi Fujiwara apparently had problems with his off-speed pitches and had to rely primarily on his fastball on Wednesday night (42 of the 57 pitches he threw were fastballs).  Pitching coach Yoshinori Sato told reporters that while Fujiwara's fastball weren't bad, he would need to learn how to mix his pitches.