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Orix Buffaloes Spring Camp News and Notes: February 11, 2011

by on Feb.11, 2011 @ 4:22 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Today's intra-squad game:

Shunta Goto (1st round) started in center and batted second.  Goto faced Masaki Ihara in his first at bat and reached on a throwing error by the pitcher (he made Ihara throw 9 pitches).  Francisco Caraballo followed with a double to center that moved Goto to third, but the inning end with him stuck at third.  He then hit a single between third and short for his second at bat, and drove in a run when he hit a single to center with runners on first and second and no out in his third at bat.  His ended his day with 2 strikeouts.

Mike Hessman hit a 3-run homer to left.

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Akinobu Okada was surprised to see all the snow falling on the mainland today.

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Team owner Yoshihiko Miyauchi arrived in Miyakojima, Okinawa with his family today.  Miyauchi dropped by Hirara Stadium around 11am and met with Akinobu Okada while watching pitchers like Hiroshi Kisanuki toss bullpen sessions.

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Sanspo notes that Chan Ho Park threw 35 pitches and gave up 8 could-be hits while facing Takahiro Okada (2 could-be hits) and Seung-Yeop Lee (6 could-be hits) during BP yesterday.  Park also mixed in his curve and change.