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Yuki Karakawa tosses 77 pitches in the bullpen

by on Oct.24, 2010 @ 6:45 pm, under NPB

It seems there's a good chance that Yuki Karakawa will be able to make a start for the Chiba Lotte Marines during the Nippon Series.

On Saturday, of the six pitchers that held bullpen sessions, Karakawa tossed the most: he threw 77 pitches and mixed in his fastball, slow curve, slider, and change.

"[He's] a big presence on this team," said Norifumi Nishimura.  "But we don't want to push him too hard.  We'll talk things over and decide on how to use him."