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[2/14/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines News and Notes

by on Feb.15, 2014 @ 2:13 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Naoya Masuda BP 2/14 46 Faced Takeshi Kanazawa (21 pitches) and Shohei Kato (25 pitches); all fastballs; allowed five could-be hits.  Nikkan Sports 2/14/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Nichiro, Ichiro Suzuki's look-alike, showed up at camp for the third straight day on Friday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2014
  • 5th round draft pick Seiya Inoue went 5-for-7 with two home runs and four RBI in two intra-squad games.  There is a chance he will be in the line-up batting fourth during an exhibition game against Orix on the 16th.  Source: Sponichi 2/14/2014

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Yuji Nishino will join Ichi-gun camp on the 16th.  He started the year at Ni-gun camp because coaches were concerned about his right shoulder and wanted him to take things slow.  He will likely be given looks as a reliever.

Source: Sponichi 2/14/2014

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1st round draft pick Ayumu Ishikawa throws the fastball with about forty-three rotations per second.  The average fastball is thrown with around thirty-seven rotations per second.  His curve rotates about forty-seven times a second.  The average is somewhere around thirty-six.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2014