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Nippon Ham Fighters Spring Camp News and Notes: February 19, 2011

by on Feb.19, 2011 @ 5:21 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Today's intra-squad game:

Yu Darvish started the game for the whites and tossed a shutout inning while allowing a hit to the lead-off batter (Kensuke Tanaka).  He also struck out Sho Nataka looking on a 3-2 slider with a runner on third and 2 out.  Darvish threw a total 14 pitches (12 fastballs) and topped out at 150km/h.

Nakata may have struck out against Darvish, but he did hit a home run.  It came off Masahiro Inui (3rd round) in the 9th with a runner on first and 2 out.

===== 2/19 @ 10:31pm

The Fighters drew about 1,300 fans today.

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The Fighters announced today that Tomohiro Nioka will be joining the Ichi-gun roster toomorrow after spending some time working out at Ni-gun due to pain in his right elbow.