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Rakuten Eagles Spring Camp News and Notes: February 22, 2011

by on Feb.22, 2011 @ 5:23 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Today's practice game against the Samsung Lions:

Kenji Tomura was the second pitcher on record and entered the game in the 4th.  He threw 3 innings and gave up a run on a solo homer.

Shoji Ohiro tied the game in the 8th when he hit a single to center with runners on first and third and 2 out.


In preparation for their opening day game against the Chiba Lotte Marines on 3/25, the Eagles decided yesterday that they will be holding evening practices to help the players get used to the cold weather in Sendai.


Takahiro Shiomi (1st round) thought he'd have a chance to be with the Ichi-gun team during the exhibition game season, but it seems the coaches had a change of heart.  The reason: they need to give other pitchers a look and they'd rather have him take his time and continue his training at Ni-gun.  Shiomi is expected to pitch during the Ikusei League (3/1 - 3/17).