Yuki Saito started a Ni-gun game against Rakuten at Kamagaya today. He gave up seven runs on six hits over five innings of work. He faced twenty-four hitters, threw eighty-six pitches, walked/hit three, and struck out five. He struggled in the first inning: he faced ten batters and gave up seven runs on four hits. Two of the hits came in two separate bases loaded situations: a two-run double to Taishi Nakagawa and a grand slam to Tadashi Ishimine.0 Comments
The Ni-gun Nippon Ham Fighters played the Ni-gun Yakult Swallows at Toda earlier today and recorded a 4-1 victory. Of note:
The Nippon Ham Fighters announced the following uniform number assignments on December 21:
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Yuki Saito’s uniform number will change from 18 to 1 next year. He met with the Nippon Ham Fighters after the season and told them that he wanted to return his uniform number 18 due to lack of performance. The Fighters in turn offered Saito the uniform number 1 because they want him to remember how things were before he turned pro (he wore the number in high school and college).
Source: Sponichi 12/20/20160 Comments
Yuki Saito joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts in Sapporo on August 6. The Nippon Ham Fighters are planning to add Saito to the active roster on September 7. They will most likely him as a long man out of the bullpen.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/20160 Comments
Yuki Saito is currently slated to make his next Ichi-gun start on July 28 against the Seibu Lions at Seibu Prince Dome.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/20160 Comments
Yuki Saito joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on July 11. He is currently slated to start the last game before the All-Star break on July 13 against Orix at Kyocera Dome.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/20160 Comments
Yuki Saito started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on July 5. He gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits, including two solo home runs, over five innings of work. He face twenty-one hitters, threw seventy-two pitches, walked one, and struck out three. He also took a batted ball off his right thigh while pitching the fifth inning. Assuming he is okay, he could get another Ichi-gun start on July 11 against Orix at Kyocera Dome.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2016
Yuki Saito is scheduled to make his first start of the year on June 27 against the Seibu Liosn at Sapporo Dome. It will be his first Ichi-gun start since September 25, 2015 (vs Orix at Kyocera Dome) and his first Ichi-gun start at Sapporo Dome since August 8, 2015 (vs Rakuten).
Saito pitched in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama at Kamagaya on June 22 and tossed two shutout innings.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/23/20160 Comments
Yuki Saito pitched in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama earlier today. He entered the game in the fourth inning and allowed one hit in two shutout innings in relief. He faced six hitters and struck out two. Saito was given a chance to pitch at Ni-gun because his last Ichi-gun outing came on June 11.0 Comments