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Chiba Lotte Marines: March 27, 2012

by on Mar.27, 2012 @ 11:42 pm, under NPB

Shota Ishimine spent about an hour hitting around 300 baseballs (against a pitching machine) on his day off on Monday.

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The Marines played Asia University earlier today and beat them 5-1.

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The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that actress Masami Nagasawa will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on April 6 (vs Nippon Ham).  And gravure idol Risa Yoshiki is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on April 7.

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Sony Car Insurance will be sponsoring the relief pitchers at QVC Marine this season -- Sony Car Insurance ads will appear on both the bullpen car and on the scoreboard/ribbon vision when relievers enter the game; and fans will be introduced to Sony Car Insurance's free smartphone application, Trouble Navigator.