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Yakult Swallows: June 14, 2010

by on Jun.14, 2010 @ 5:52 pm, under NPB

...It seems the Swallows might file a grievance with the NPB on a fly ball hit to center by Shinya Miyamoto in the 8th that was ruled an out.  I haven't seen the play myself, but it seems the Swallows felt that Ryo Hijirisawa fielded the ball on a hop.

...Masahiro Tanaka may have bested Yoshinori Sato during their match-up last season on 5/20, but Yoshinori turned the tables and got the win against Tanaka this year.  Ha also appears to have relied a lot on his fastball yesterday -- the first 39 pitches he threw were all fastballs and of the 128 total pitches he threw, 86 were fastballs.  As for the radar gun, he topped out at 155km/h and was still hitting 150km/h after throwing 100 pitches.

About 40 of Yoshinori's family and friends were also in the stands.