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Nippon Ham Fighters Spring Camp News and Notes: February 20, 2011

by on Feb.20, 2011 @ 8:01 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Yesterday's intra-squad game:

The whites beat the reds, 5-3 (9 innings).

Masaru Nakamura started for the whites and gave up 1 hit over 3 shutout innings.

===== 2/20 @ 11:26pm

Tomohiro Nioka joined the Ichi-gun team today after starting the year at Ni-gun (making his way back from right elbow surgery in October last year).

===== 2/20 @ 8:01pm

The first pitch Yu Darvish threw to Sho Nakata during yesterday's intra-squad game hit 150km/h on the radar gun.  Darvish then threw 4 more fastballs before throwing a 3-2 slider on the inside corner / near the middle of the plate for strike three (caught looking).

Darvish's next appearance will likely come on the 24th against the Samsung Lions.


Nakata has hit 4 home runs in 5 games so far.