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PL News and Notes: May 22, 2011

by on May.23, 2011 @ 12:00 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Tadashi Settsu gave up a run in the 5th inning of tonight's game against the Yakult Swallows, ending the team's consecutive scoreless innings streak at 38.


Takahiro Mahara tossed a scoreless 9th during a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri yesterday and recorded a save.  He joined the Ichi-gun roster for practice today and will probably be activated within the next couple of days.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito is currently on a diet which involves plenty of vegetables and fewer carbs.  While the team isn't forcing Saito to go on a diet, it seems he decided, on his own, to be more careful about what he eats.  Saito also did some running, some trunk strengthening exercises, and threw 34 pitches in the bullpen (standing catcher; fastball and off-speed pitches) today.  Regarding the bullpen session, Saito told reporters that he was able to throw without any major difficulties.