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Nippon Ham Fighters Spring Camp News and Notes: February 8, 2011

by on Feb.08, 2011 @ 9:46 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Today's intra-squad game:

The reds beat the whites, 5-4 (6 inning game).

Sho Nakata collected two hits for the whites -- an RBI double to left center in his first AB and a single to left off Wirfin Obispo in his next at bat.

Keisuke Itokazu, the starter for the whites, struggled with his control and hit both Kenshi Sugiya and Kenji Saito in a row.  He ended up allowing 2 runs over 2 innings of work.

Tomoya Yagi, started for the reds and gave up 3 runs in the first inning (he allow 5 consecutive hitters to reach base).


The Fighters drew about 1,500 people today.


Obispo playfully tried on Yu Darvish's chin hairs before warm-ups yesterday.  He also did a few things to surprise Darvish, like check out the intra-squad game and finish his trunk strengthening exercises early.


Darvish threw 75 pitches in the bullpen yesterday.  For Darvish, it was a camp high so far.