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PL News and Notes: Eagles rotation against the Softbank Hawks

by on May.03, 2011 @ 10:23 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Masataka Nashida told reporters yesterday that he'd ideally like to see Yuki Saito average about 15 pitches per inning (5 per batter).

During his start on the 1st (vs Seibu): 24 pitches in the 1st inning; 7 in the 2nd inning; 20 in the 3rd inning; 23 in the 4th inning; 7 in the 5th inning; 31 in the 6th inning; for a total 112 pitches over 6 innings of work.

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles rotation against the Softbank Hawks (at Yahoo Dome): Hisashi Iwakuma (5/3), Satoshi Nagai (5/4), and Takahiro Shiomi (5/5).