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Chiba Lotte Marines: Day Off / Hitters tee off pitchers during simulated game on Monday

by on Feb.16, 2010 @ 4:23 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 11:37pm JST

...Norifumi Nishimura was hoping to go on an ox cart tour on his day off, but it was canceled because of the rain.  Nishimura had gone during camp last year and was hoping to go again this year.  he told reporters that he still plans on trying again.

=== 2/16/2010 4:23pm JST

...Lotte batters went 21-for-36 during a simulated game on Monday.  Takashi Ogino picked up a double and a triple; Kazuya Fukuura, Shoitsu Ohmatsu, Tae-Gyun Kim, Makoto Imaoka, and Naoki Matobe all collected two hits a piece.

Yasuhiko Yabuta, Hidetaka Kawagoe, Shunsuke Watanabe, and Yoshihisa Naruse each faced 9 batters.  Naruse gave up 5 hits and told reporters that he was disappointed with his outing but was happy with how he threw the change.

None of the coaches seemed particularly concerned about the hit barrage since it's still early in the season.

...Steve Novosel writes in that he'll be posting photos he took at Ichi-gun camp this weekend.  He has also posted articles on his visit here and here.