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Orix Buffaloes Spring Camp News and Notes: February 21, 2011

by on Feb.21, 2011 @ 6:03 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Today's practice game against the Yakult Swallows:

The Swallows won the game, 2-1.

Kazuki Kondo started the game and gave up a run on 4 hits over 3 innings of work.  The run Kondo allowed was a lead-off solo homer to Shinichi Takeuchi in the 3rd.  He also topped out at 140km/h and threw a curve that was clocked at 98km/h.


Masato Fukae (5th round) is currently looking for a bat to use this season.  He managed to get a hold of a Norichika Aoki model bat today and plans on giving it a try.


It seems I may have gotten some of the quotes on Shunta Goto (1st round) mixed around yesterday.  As of now, it seems he won't be sent back to Ni-gun after the Buffaloes finish off their practice game schedule on the 23rd.  And there appears to be a decent chance he'll play in some exhibition games.