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Nippon Ham Fighters Spring Camp News and Notes: February 24, 2011

by on Feb.24, 2011 @ 10:02 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Today's practice game against the Samsung Lions:

The Fighters beat the Lions, 7-0.

Five pitchers combined to toss a no-hitter -- Yu Darvish pitched 3 shutout innings; Masao Kida walked a batter but also got a GIDP; Hisashi Takeda and Masaru Takeda each tossed perfect innings; and Tomoya Yagi closed things out with 3 shutout innings.  27 batters, 0 hits, 0 runs.

Darvish also topped out at 154km/h, threw a slow curve at 94km/h, and struck out 3 of the 9 batters he faced.

Micah Hoffpauir and Sho Nakata each hit homers in the game.

===== 2/24 @ 11:58pm

Nakata has hit 5 homers in 8 games since 2/12.

===== 2/24 @ 10:02pm

If Sho Nakata continues to hit well, he could earn a spot somewhere in the middle of the lineup.