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Nippon Ham Fighters Spring Camp News and Notes: February 22, 2011

by on Feb.22, 2011 @ 4:54 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Yesterday's practice game against the Yokohama Bay Stars:

The Fighters beat the Bay Stars, 6-4 (9 innings).

Brian Wolfe tossed a shutout inning in relief (he did allow a hit).  Bobby Keppel allowed a run on 2 hits (including a solo homer) over an inning in relief.

Naoki Miyanishi entered the game in the 9th and did not allow a run -- ground out to third, strikeout swinging, line out to the pitcher.  He also tried out his new splitter.

Micah Hoffpauir hit a 2-run homer to right off Kenjiro Tanaka in the 2nd inning.  Yoshio Itoi also hit a 2-run homer; his came in the 5th inning.

===== 2/22 @ 8:25pm

Hisashi Takeda threw 63 pitches in the bullpen today.  He's scheduled to pitch on Thursday against the Samsung Lions.

===== 2/22 @ 4:54pm

The Kameda brothers (Koki and Daiki) visited the Fighters' spring camp in Nago, Okinawa today.


Since it's nearing the end of spring camp, pitchers are slowly beginning switch over to their regular in-season workout schedule (that is, basing their workouts around their next outings) -- Yu Darvish switched over yesterday.


Darvish's next outing will be in a practice game against the Samsung Lions on the 2/24.