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Yuki Saito News and Notes: May 1, 2011

by on May.01, 2011 @ 9:09 pm, under NPB

I'll keep this thread updated over the course of the day.

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Yuki Saito started his third game of the season and failed to become the first pitcher in franchise history to win his first three pro starts.  Said Saito, "I think I felt pretty good out there.  I had a good feel for the ball and was going at it from the very start.  But, I didn't have very good control today."

He also said, "I think I got a pretty good feel for things.  I gave up a run and the team came back and scored some runs for me.  I regret not being able to protect that lead."

Asides from the 4 hits he allowed over 6 innings, Saito also issued 5 walks and had threw one wild pitch.

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Masataka Nashida's comments on Saito's outing:

In my opinion, I think he did fine. ... He's improving, little by little.  I think he's getting a handle of things.

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Saito topped out at 144km/h.  Breakdown of his 112 pitches: 44 sliders, 26 fastballs, 19 cutters, 12 shutos, 4 change-ups, 4 forks, and 3 curves.