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Chiba Lotte Marines Spring Camp News and Notes: February 23, 2011

by on Feb.24, 2011 @ 12:19 am, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Yuta Omine threw 56 pitches in the bullpen today.  50 of the 56 pitches were also fastballs.


Kazunori Yamamoto threw 93 pitches in the bullpen today.  He also checked each pitch he threw with the catcher (Shota Koike) since he was also working on his slide step.


Takashi Ogino collected a hit in the 7th inning of yesterday's intra-squad game.  Prior to that, he had gone 14 straight intra-squad plate appearances without a hit.  He also successfully made a diving grab and throw during the game.


Norifumi Nishimura announced his starters for the next three non-intra-squad games:

2/26 vs Nippon Ham Fighters - Atsushi Kobayashi (3rd round)

2/27 vs Chunichi Dragons - Atsuhiro Mitsuhara

3/1  vs Orix Buffaloes - Omine

Nishimura also plans to use these three games to pare down the 20 or so pitchers currently with the Ichi-gun group.