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Chunichi Dragons: Ogasawara throws 205 pitches

by on Feb.07, 2010 @ 3:41 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 8:58pm JST

...17 pitchers held bullpen sessions on Sunday.

Amongst them was Masahiro Yamamoto.  He threw 170 pitches with Atsuya Furuta watching on.

=== 2/7/2010 3:41pm JST

...Takashi Ogasawara threw 205 pitches during a bullpen session on Sunday.  It was his first 200+ bullpen session during Spring camp this year.

...Tony Blanco hit a home run off Soma Yamauchi during a simulated game on Saturday.  He had 6 ABs in all, including 2 strikeouts (Junki Ito and Akinobu Shimizu) and a walk.

The Dragons are also thinking of playing Blanco in all eight of their practice games so that he'll be able to lose the 5kg of extra weight he added.

...On top of the 4 hits Ito gave up during a simulated game on Saturday, he also gave up 3 walks.  Ito is competing against Masahiro Yamamoto for a spot in the rotation this year.