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Yokohama Bay Stars Spring Camp News and Notes: February 21, 2011

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

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Today's practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters:

The Fighters won the game, 6-4.

Kenjiro Tanaka started the game and gave up 5 runs over 5 innings of work, including a 2-run homer to Micah Hoffpauir in the 2nd and a 2-run homer to Yoshio Itoi in the 5th.

Go Kida hit a solo homer to right to start the 6thBobby Keppel was on the mound for the Fighters.

Yesterday's intra-squad game:

The reds beat the whites, 4-1 (9 innings).

Brent Leach started the game for the reds and did not allow a run over 2 innings of work.

Tomokazu Oka entered the game in the 5th and gave up an unearned run over two innings of work for the whites.  He faced 7 batters, allowed one hit, and 16 of his 32 pitches were two-seamers (including 5 straight against Takehiro Ishikawa in the 5th).

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While Tomokazu Oka did throw his two-seamer last season, he plans on using it more often this year (especially because of the new baseball).