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Rakuten Eagles: Day Off / Rotation likely set for first two series

by on Feb.09, 2010 @ 11:34 am, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 2/10/2010 12:31am JST

...Darrell Rasner is working on a new delivery.  On Monday, he threw 50 pitches during a bullpen session using the new style.  It seems he's trying to throwing down on the ball more.

...Marty Brown gave the second session MVP to short and second for taking on a lot of fielding chances, being assertive on the field, and for talking it up amongst each other.  It doesn't really seem like he's pointing to any one player, but rather the group as a whole.

...Koji Mitsui's tryout begins Wednesday.  Mitsui will also likely pitch in the intra-squad practice game on the 11th.

=== 2/9/2010 11:34am JST

...The Eagles' rotation for the Orix 3-game series will likely go Hisashi Iwakuma, Masahiro Tanaka, and Satoshi Nagai.  The following 2-game series at Kleenex Stadium against the Lions will feature Iwakuma and Tanaka.

...The Eagles apparently have a mascot for Marty Brown: the Baby-Brown.

...Masahiro Tanaka threw 70 pitches (Sponichi mentions 80) to a squatting catcher during his bullpen session on Monday.  It was his third bullpen session of Spring camp.  He also threw 13 curves.

...Hisashi Iwakuma threw 81 pitches during his bullpen session on Monday.

...Kazuo Fukumori faced four batters (including Teppei and Norihiro Nakamura) during BP on Monday and threw 33 pitches and gave up only 2 could-be hits.