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Chunichi Dragons: June 1, 2010

by on Jun.01, 2010 @ 3:48 pm, under NPB

6/2/2010 1:26am JST

...Hiromitsu Ochiai worked out with Hirokazu Ibata again today during pre-game BP.  Ibata went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored later on in the game.

6/1/2010 7:15pm JST

...Maximo Nelson tossed 3 shutout innings, while giving up one hit, against Ni-gun Softbank earlier today.

3:48pm JST

...Yudai Kawai will likely get today's start against the Orix Buffaloes.  Edward Valdez could get tomorrow's start.

...Kazuki Yoshimi did not take part in full team workouts yesterday.  Nikkan Sports wonders if something might be wrong with him.

...Maximo Nelson, suspended from playing baseball for 3 months after he was caught carrying live ammunition, will get his first Ni-gun start today against Softbank.  Seems Nelson focused on doing lots of basic training (like running) during the months of March and April and moved onto simulated games during weekend in May.

...Hiromitsu Ochiai worked out with Hirokazu Ibata during practice yesterday at Skymark Stadium.  Ochiai spent about an hour giving Ibata tips on hitting during soft-toss and cage BP.