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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.