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Hiroshima Carp Spring Camp News and Notes: February 20, 2011

by on Feb.20, 2011 @ 4:57 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Yesterday's exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants:

The Carp beat the Giants, 4-1.

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Takahiro Iwamoto was forced to work on his move back to first base for about 25 minutes during practice today because he was picked-off during yesterday's exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants.  Fielding base-running coach Koichi Ogata worked with Iwamoto directly; Kenjiro Nomura dropped in partway through the session and provided his own advice as well.

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Ryuji Yokoyama faced Akihiro Higashide, Yuichiro Mukae, Yoshihiro Maru, and Shogo Kimura during BP yesterday and threw 50 pitches.  It was Yokoyama's second outing as a BP pitcher in as many days.

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Takeru Imamura has not allowed a run over 5 innings of play (3 innings yesterday and 2 innings against the Nippon Ham Fighters on 2/12).  He also topped out at 137km/h yesterday.