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Nippon Ham Fighters Spring Camp News and Notes: February 18, 2011

by on Feb.18, 2011 @ 4:37 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


The Fighters have the day off today.

===== 2/18 @ 11:35pm

Atsunori Inaba will play in his first game tomorrow: a Ni-gin intra-squad game at Kunigami, Okinawa.  Since his left shoulder still isn't 100%, he probably be a DH.

Inaba also took part in a commercial shoot for Kita-no Yaki Soba today.

===== 2/18 @ 8:50pm

Nakata worked out for about an hour (BP and weight training) during the team's day off today.

===== 2/18 @ 4:37pm

Yu Darvish threw 41 pitches in the bullpen yesterday.  He will likely start tomorrow's intra-squad game (1 inning).


Sho Nakata would like to have an at bat against Darvish during tomorrow's intra-squad game.

Nakata - "I think I can learn a lot by standing in the batter's box against Darvish.  And there are plenty of things I'll probably realize by watching pitches thrown by one of the best pitchers.  I'd like to have an at bat against him."

Nakata once faced Darvish during spring camp in 2009 and weakly flied out to right on the second pitch he saw (fastball).