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Yomiuri Giants: Nomaguchi tosses 200 pitches in the bullpen

by on Nov.07, 2010 @ 3:44 pm, under NPB

Takahiko Nomaguchi tossed 200 pitches in the bullpen on Saturday.  When Nomaguchi went passed his 150th pitch, Tatsunori Hara shouted out to Nomaguchi, "You've got good balance and it doesn't look like your under too much strain.  You don't have any time [to fool around]!  You need to be at around 70-80% this fall."

After his session, Nomaguchi spent some time going over footage of his session and then played some catch to check on a couple of things.

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Hara also spent some time working with Daisuke Fujimura (with his hitting and behind closed doors) on Saturday.  Fujimura was the Giants' first round draft pick in 2008 and Hara has high hopes for the infielder.  Said Hara, "We don't have many shortstops with speed.  I have no doubt that he's the kind of player that can help lead this team in the near future.  Maybe even surpass Sakamoto."

Hayato Sakamoto, Taishi Ota, and Yoshiyuki Kamei were also part of the 2-hour closed-door batting practice session with Hara.