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Chiba Lotte Marines Spring Camp News and Notes: February 8, 2011

by on Feb.08, 2011 @ 6:37 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

===== 2/8 @ 11:13pm

Nikkan Sports reports that Omine threw 53 pitches during his bullpen session today and that he also had a video camera recording the entire session.

Said Omine, "I thought it might be nice to see how different my balance was during good pitches and bad pitches, that's why I recorded the session.  I do think I'm doing better than before."

===== 2/8 @ 6:37pm

Yuta Omine tossed 50 pitches in the bullpen today.  Omine later told reporters that his finger was fine (tightness in his right ring finger) and that it wasn't like he couldn't pitch at all to begin with.  He also added that he wanted to do more pitching during the third block of camp.

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Shunsuke Watanabe made an appearance during BP today and threw 92 pitches.  His goal for the outing was to focus on throwing to the inside corner against left-handed batters.  He later told reporters he had a hard time working toward his goal since he was pitching against his teammates.

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A little more on Yoshihisa Naruse's 234-pitch day yesterday:

During BP, he threw his first 25 pitches with the catcher standing.  Then, beginning with Tomoya Satozaki, he had the catcher sit for the next 83 pitches.  He then went to the bullpen to throw another 126.

He gave up 16 could-be hits during BP.

During BP, he threw sliders and curves.  When he went to the bullpen, he threw change-ups.

Said Naruse, "My goal for today was to throw once I got tired.  I was still throwing decent pitches towards the end.  Overall, it wasn't a bad day."

He actually wanted to stop at 222, but went over that without realizing.