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Hiroshima Carp: Imamura throws a 60-pitch bullpen session

by on Feb.01, 2010 @ 10:54 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...At the end of the first day of Spring camp, Kenjiro Nomura told reporters that the team had a good practice, but was still far from where they needed to be.

...Every pitcher other than Ken Takahashi and Ryuji Yokoyama tossed bullpen sessions on Monday.

Takeru Imamura held a 60-pitch bullpen session (all fastballs).  He told reporters that he threw at about 70% capacity.

...Imamura was one of the first players to arrive for the team's early morning walks on Monday.  He told reporters he was in bed a little after 11pm the night before so he could be there on time.

...The opening ceremonies were held at the indoor training facilities due to concern about rain.  Philippe Troussier (former Team Japan soccer coach and current FC Ryukyu coach) was in attendance, as well as Okinawa City mayor Mitsuko Tomon.

...Nomura arrived in Okinawa on Sunday, checked into his hotel, and then quickly headed to the stadium to check on the fields.   Afterward, he returned to his hotel and held a team meeting.  He told his players that he not only wants to see quality practices, he also wants long practice as well.

...Tomonori Maeda and Jun Hirose arrived in Okinawa a couple hours late on Sunday.  They were scheduled to join the team in Fukuoka and head to Okinawa from there, but a train delay kept them from getting to Fukuoka in time.