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Rakuten Eagles Spring Camp News and Notes: February 17, 2011

by on Feb.17, 2011 @ 5:23 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Yesterday's intra-squad game:

White beat the reds, 6-3 (7 innings).

The run Takahiro Shiomi (1st round) allowed in his two inning outing was a solo homer to left by Shoji Ohiro in the 2nd inning.  Shiomi also retired the side in order in the first inning (two outs coming on strikeouts); started 6 of 9 batters with strikes; and threw 29 pitches (of which 16 were fastballs).

Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Ginji went 2-for-3, including a 2-run homer to right in the 5th.

===== 2/17 @ 10:23pm

Most of today's practice was held indoors due to the rain.

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Masahiro Tanaka threw 110 pitches in the bullpen today.

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Byung-Hyun Kim threw 71 pitches in the bullpen today.  Kim is currently working on trying to release the ball out in front of his body as much as possible.

===== 2/17 @ 5:23pm

It seems some people in the Eagles' organization see Ryan Speier as a possible right-handed version of Jeff Williams.