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Seibu Lions Spring Camp News and Notes: February 11, 2011

by on Feb.11, 2011 @ 9:55 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Yasuyuki Kataoka started feeling some discomfort in his right foot during practice yesterday and went to the hospital to have it checked.  He was diagnosed with a sprained right foot.  Kataoka took the day off from practice today.


Tatsuya Oishi faced Haruki Kurose and Takuya Hara during BP today and threw 53 pitches (mostly fastballs) while giving up 8 could-be hits (none went over the fence).


Yusei Kikuchi faced Hideto Aasmura and Ryo Hayashizaki (5th round) during BP today and threw 47 pitches while givings up 10 could-be hits.  He also gave up a homer to Asamura.


Ryoma Nogami threw 329 pitches in the bullpen yesterday.

Nogami - "I was planning on throwing a lot today.  I was throwing hard from the first pitch."

He also said, "After a certain point, it's about will power.  I once threw 500 pitches when I played in the industrial leagues."


Kazuhisa Makita (2nd round) on his 303-pitch (or 301-pitch, if you're reading Nikkan Sports) bullpen session yesterday:

I've thrown 300 pitches a few times before.  The coach stopped me today, but based on how I was feeling, I could have thrown more.

I wanted to see just how well I could revert to using my lower body once I got started getting tired.  I felt I could throw a little more.