[4/20/2017] Ni-gun game notes for Yuki Saito, Sho Nakata, Taishi Ota

The Ni-gun Nippon Ham Fighters played the Ni-gun Yakult Swallows at Toda earlier today and recorded a 4-1 victory. Of note:

  • Yuki Saito entered the game in the sixth inning and gave up a run on four hits over three innings of work. He gave up a run and three hits in his first inning of work in the sixth. He held Yakult scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings.
  • Sho Nakata started at designated hitter and batted clean-up. He went 0-for-2: ground out to short in the second, ground out to short in the fourth.
  • Taishi Ota got the start in center field and batted lead-off. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI: flied out to left in the first, hit an RBI triple to right-center in the third, and struck out swinging in the fifth.

Source: Daily Sports 4/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2017, Sports Hochi 4/20/2017, Sports Hochi 4/20/2017, Daily Sports 4/20/2017, Sports Hochi 4/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2017

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