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Hiroki Kuroda, Hisanori Takahashi, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kenshin Kawakami

by on Mar.02, 2010 @ 11:45 am, under MLB

Hiroki Kuroda is scheduled to throw a bullpen on the 2nd and BP on the 4th.  He is also penciled in for a start on the 9th against the Colorado Rockies.  On the 28th, he threw 36 pitches during indoor BP and another 20 pitches with a batter standing in the batter's box.


Kenshin Kawakami's first start during the regular season may come on April 11th against the San Francisco Giants.

Takashi Saito is scheduled to pitch on the 5th against the Washington Nationals.


Hisanori Takahashi is experiencing a delay in getting his visa and will no longer be pitching in an exhibition game on the 2nd.  Instead he pitched in an intra-squad game on the 1st.  The Mets will get him into an exhibition game as soon as he gets his visa.

Takahashi's outing on the 1st: 2 innings, 2 hits, 4 strike outs, 1 ER on a home run.  All four strike outs came against right-handed batters; threw were on swings.

Ryota Igarashi did not do any throwing on the 1st, instead opting to work on strengthening exercises.  He's scheduled to toss an inning against the Atlanta Braves on the 2nd.


Daisuke Matsuzaka played catch at a distance of about 70 meters on the 1st.  He also played some catch (about 30 throws) in the bullpen.  Matsuzaka told reporters he could throw a bullpen session on the 4th.

Junichi Tazawa threw 29 pitches during BP on the 28th and faced 4 minor league batters.  Sponichi mentions he gave up just one hit, a home run, while Nikkan Sports mentions 2 hits.

Hideki Okajima is scheduled to pitch on the 4th against the Minnesota Twins.


Ichiro Suzuki took part in an intra-squad practice game on the 1st and went 0-for-2: ground out to second, ground out to third.


Kosuke Fukudome used a 1-kg training bat during BP on the 1st and hit one over the fence.


Hideki Matsui ran some dashes (about 50 meters) for the first time during camp on the 1st.  He told reporters that his knees were feeling alright and that he felt he was making some forward progress.

Kazuhiro Kiyohara was also at Angels' camp to see Matsui.