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Rakuten Eagles Spring Camp News and Notes: February 12, 2011

by on Feb.12, 2011 @ 3:56 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Today's intra-squad practice game:

The reds beat the whites, 13-0.

Ryohei Isaka started for the reds (Suguru Ino behind the plate).

Maasfumi Togano started for the whites (Motohiro Shima behind the plate).

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Katsuya Nomura was on hand to watch today's intra-squad game.  He also dropped by the Ni-gun facilities to check on the other players.

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Senichi Hoshino told reporters that he'd like to most of his Ichi-gun roster set by the time they played an exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants on the 20th.  He also said that he'd like to at least know which player was going to be his clean-up hitter.

Hoshino - "Bullpen stuff is over.  It's now about pitches and pitch sequences to batters.  We'll know which players are lacking when we watch them play in games.  Real camp begins now."

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Isaka and Togano will be the starting pitchers for today's intra-squad game.  Isaka threw 102 pitches in the bullpen yesterday.

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Akinori Iwamura and Kazuo Matsui won't be playing in any games until the 4th blockBoth players will likely play in the team's first exhibition game on the 20th (vs Yomiuri Giants).  They will also be with the team for all 16 exhibition games.