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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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."

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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.