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Yakult Swallows Spring Camp News and Notes: February 17, 2011

by on Feb.17, 2011 @ 7:44 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Today's practice game against the Samsung Lions:

Game was called partway through the 6th due to rain with Samsung holding a 1-0 lead against the Swallows.

Yoshinori Sato gave up a run on 2 hits and three walks over 2 innings of work.  He also threw his new two-seamer about 15 times.

Norichika Aoki started in center and batted 1st.  He went 1-for-2 with a stolen base.

The entire offense managed only 3 hits.

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Koki Watanabe was diagnosed with a mild strain in his right flank and will be out 1-2 weeks.  Watanabe suffered the injury during practice on the 15th.  Watanabe will be sent down to Ni-gun camp for rehab.

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The media learned yesterday that group of people living in Kuroshio, Kochi is planning on setting up a private support group for Masanori Ishikawa.  The group will attend games in places like Matsuyama, Ehime and at Koshien and cheer for Ishikawa.