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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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