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Chiba Lotte Marines: Tae-Gyun Kim slowly getting into the swing of things

by on Feb.04, 2010 @ 4:58 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 11:54pm JST

...It seems every pitcher will be trying to throw over 2,000 pitches during Spring camp.

...Yuki Karakawa and Yuta Ohmine threw bullpen sessions on Thursday and each threw over 200 pitches.  They both also threw four consecutive bullpens in as many days.

...Takumi Nasuno threw 300 (!) pitches during a bullpen session on Thursday, setting an all-time high for himself.  It was also his fourth consecutive bullpen in as many days.  Over the four day period, Nasuno has thrown 646 (!) pitches.  Nasuno told reporters that he felt he needed to throw 300 because nothing else has worked for him so far.

=== 2/4/2010 4:58pm JST

...Norifumi Nishimura held a closed-door practice session on Thursday morning in order to go over signals.  The session lasted about an 1.5 hours.

...Tae-Gyun Kim took 48 swings during BP on Wednesday and collected 36 potential base hits, including 22 that went over the fence.  Kim told reporters that he's finally getting comfortable in the batter's box, but that none of it ultimately mattered because it was still only BP.