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Orix Buffaloes: February 19, 2012

by on Feb.19, 2012 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB

Yuki Nishi threw his new splitter four times during his outing against the Hanshin Tigers on Saturday.


Dae-Ho Lee and Akinobu Okada were not happy with the home plate umpire's call during Lee's at bat in the second -- Lee felt the ball hit his left hand while the umpire thought it hit the knob and called it a foul ball.

"How can it hit the knob if [Lee] swings the bat with his hand covering it?  His hand was swollen and I am worried.  I do not know if he will be able to play tomorrow," said Okada.

Lee added, "I was hit by the pitch 100%.  If this were a regular season game, I would not have let it go so easily."