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Orix Buffaloes: Some notes from intra-squad games on Sat and Sun

by on Feb.21, 2010 @ 11:28 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 2/22/2010 1:34am JST

...Mamoru Kishida threw 112 pitches in a bullpen session on Sunday.  Kishida had been working his way back from a left injury he suffered while training in January.  He will likely pitch during an intra-squad game on the 25th.

=== 2/21/2010 11:28pm JST

...Notes from Sunday's intra-squad practice game:

Chihiro Kaneko started and threw 4 scoreless innings.  He struck out the side in the first and ended his outing with 7 strike outs in all.  Kaneko never managed to hit 140km/h and told reporters he was throwing at about 60%.

Tomotaka Sakaguchi hit a solo home run off Kazuki Kondo in his second at bat.

...Notes from Saturday's intra-squad practice game:

Hiroshi Kisanuki tossed four shutout innings while giving up a hit and striking out three.  He topped out at 145km/h.  Kisanuki got So Taguchi to ground into a double play in the 4th with runners on first and second and no out.

Yoshihisa Hirano tossed a perfect inning in relief.

Shogo Akada started in right and batted second.  He went 0-for-3.

...Akinobu Okada is apparently thinking of using Hirano out of the pen but also realizes he can start.