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===== 2/17 @ 9:37pm
Saito tossed his session while Yu Darvish was still throwing his.
===== 2/17 @ 2:21pm
Tatsunori Hara and general pitching coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi both feel that Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) could pitch in an exhibition game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on 3/6, which could very well be a game that Saito starts.
Junji Ogawa told reporters that if Norichika Aoki plays in a practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 20th (a game Saito is scheduled to start), it'll be as the lead-off hitter. Aoki said he wouldn't know if he'd be ready to play until he saw how things went during games today and on the 19th.
===== 2/17 @ 1:24pm
Saito threw a total 46 pitches in the bullpen today, the first 13 with Masataka Nashida behind the plate.
===== 2/17 @ 12:16pm
Saito told reporters yesterday that he probably won't throw any off-speed pitches during his practice game start against the Yakult Swallows on the 20th. Saito threw just 1 curve (he stuck to fastball and two-seamers) during his out against Samsung and will likely stick to a similar game plan against the Swallows. All this in an effort to continue polishing his fastball -- specifically the fastball low and away.