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Yuki Saito News and Notes: March 10, 2011

by on Mar.10, 2011 @ 11:57 am, under NPB

This post will be updated with information as it becomes available so keep checking back if you have any interest in Yuki Saito.

===== 3/11 @ 12:11am

Practice for Saito today included playing catch and running ten 50 meter dashes.  He also spent some time talking to Masao Kida about pitching tactics and got some pointers on how to throw the change from pitching coach Hiroshi Shibakusa.


Saito will be rejoining the Ichi-gun roster on the 12th when the Fighters take on the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium.  He told reporters he was looking forward to being able to toss a bullpen session at his old stomping grounds.

===== 3/10 @ 11:57am

TBS will be picking up Saito's start against the Yokohama Bay Stars on Sunday (or at least whatever is going on during the game between 2pm and 2:54pm).  Incidentally, the game on Sunday begins at 1pm.


Saito told reporters yesterday this his goal for his start on the 13th was to avoid losing and not to toss a shutout.  He also said he didn't want to think about pacing himself too much and wanted to go all out in each and every inning he pitches (scheduled for 5 innings at about 80 pitches).