Lastings Milledge wasn’t looking for results this past weekend at Tokyo Dome, though he did have a booming home run, a double and two walks in two spring games against the Yomiuri Giants. More importantly, it was a step forward on the long road back from the injury that cost him virtually the entire 2014 season.
“The main thing really is getting the practice in, I don’t really worry about what I do,” Milledge told The Japan Times Sunday. “It’s good that you get good results, but the thing I’m focused on right now is tracking pitches and swinging at good pitches. I’ve been doing that well for a little over a week now. It doesn’t matter if I get a hit. I would like to get hits, but just having my plan and knowing what I want to do is more important than the results at this moment.”