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Yakult Swallows: May 18, 2010

by on May.18, 2010 @ 12:01 pm, under NPB

...Shohei Tateyama will likely start today's game against the Seibu Lions.  This will be his first start since he was removed from the active roster with tightness in his right elbow on 5/2.

Sponichi mentions Masanori Ishikawa as the start for today's game with Tateyama starting tomorrow's game.

...Shigeru Takada worked directly with Norichika Aoki on Monday.  Seems Takada's is hoping that Aoki can create a spark to get the offense going.

...Seems the Swallows tried to shake things up a bit on Monday by calling up Ni-gun batting coach Takuji Ota to help out Ichi-gun batting coaches Kenji Awaguchi and Shinichi Sato.  But that plan fell apart when Ota declined due to health reasons.