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Chunichi Dragons: notes from Sunday’s practice game against the LG Twins

by on Feb.14, 2010 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...Notes from the practice game against the LG Twins on Sunday:

Yudai Kawai started and threw 3 shutout innings.  He also struck out the side in the third.

Yoshihiro Suzuki tossed 2 shutout innings while giving up just 1 hit.

Nobumasa Fukuda (started at first and batted 6th) hit a 2-run home run in the 6th.

The Dragons beat the LG Twins, 5-0.

...TV personality Monta Mino dropped by Dragons' camp on Sunday and spent about an hour talking to Hiromitsu Ochiai for a TV program.  Mino told reporters that Ochiai seemed a lot more relaxed this year than last year and appeared to have complete faith in his players.

...Additional notes from Saturday's game against Samsung Lions:

...Both Yusuke Matsui and Masato Matsui played in the game.  Y. Matsui went 2-for-3.

...Ryota Arai hit a 2-run double in the 8th.

...Junki Ito struck out three straight batters in the first inning (the first two on the fork and the last on a curve).