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Chiba Lotte Marines News and Notes: February 9, 2013

by on Feb.09, 2013 @ 11:13 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • Yoshihisa Naruse: bullpen, 150 pitches, had someone stand in the batter's boxes, with ball-strike counts, sixth session since the start of camp
  • 2nd round draft pick Hiroya Kawamitsu: bullpen, 105 pitches, about seventy of which were caught by Tomoya Satozaki

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2013, Sports Hochi 2/9/2013

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Tsutomu Ito is thinking about punishing the team that loses during intra-squad games on the 16th and 17th by having them run the distance back to the hotel (about seven kilometers).

Source: Sanspo 2/9/2013

Ito wants catchers to let their mitts pop, especially when catching pitches in the strike zone.

"I do not hear any sounds.  I can hear sounds on pitches that are balls though...  On borderline pitches, the ideal would be to get the umpire to raise his arm by catching the ball with a loud pop," said Ito.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2013