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Yokohama Bay Stars: Day Off

by on Feb.05, 2010 @ 10:43 am, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 2/6/2010 1:29am JST

...Takehiro Ishikawa spent his day off working on the upper-half of his body by sitting on a seat while swinging the bat.

=== 7:47pm JST

...Yoshiyuki Kuwahara plans on working on his throwing arm during the second session of Spring camp.

...Ni-gun manager Tomio Tashiro has fallen in love with Yoshitomo Tsutsugo swing.  Said Tashiro, "It's a good [swing].  But more than that, he can still hit the ball off-balance.  He doesn't hit like a [player just out of]  high school."

Takahiro Saeki, currently working out with the Ni-gun group, has also been impressed by Tsutsgo, saying that he appeared really balanced at the plate and could be the future clean-up hitter for the Bay Stars.

During indoor BP on Thursday, Tsutsugo took 21 swings and hit 15 potential base hits.

The Bay Stars were worried about Tsutsugo pushing himself too hard during the first session and actually gave him a swing limit.

Tsutsugo also spent about an hour taking grounders on Thursday.

...Keijiro Matsumoto spent his day off working on his swing. He spent about an hour doing soft toss BP under the guidance of batting coach Toshio Haru.

=== 2/5/2010 10:43am JST

...Naoyuki Shimizu held a bullpen session on Thursday and threw 135 pitches with Tasuku Hashimoto behind the plate.

...It seems likely that the Bay Stars will leave Yoshitomo Tsutsugo in Ni-gun for the entire season to give him a chance to build a solid foundation.

...During his visit to Ni-gun camp on Thursday. Takao Obana apparently checked to see if there were any right-handed bats that might be able to help the Ichi-gun roster out.

...Taketora Anzai threw 50 pitches during a bullpen session at Ni-gun camp on Thursday.  Obana managed to catch the session and was impressed with the rookie.  Said Obana, "He's got a good cutter.  Whether he becomes a good pitcher is another story, but he's definitely someone I could see using.  And I think he could be a starter in the long run."