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Yomiuri Giants Spring Camp News and Notes: February 13, 2011

by on Feb.13, 2011 @ 7:03 am, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Today's intra-squad game:

The reds beat the whites, 5-0 (7 innings).

Takahiko Nomaguchi started the game for the reds and did not allow a run over 2 innings of work.  He also gave up 2 hits and struck out 2.

Jumpei Ono entered the game in the 3rd and tossed 3 perfect innings in relief for the reds.

Tetsuya Matsumoto started in center and batted 1st for the whites.  He went 1-for-3.

Yoshiyuki Kamei started at third and batted 4th for the whites.  He went 0-for-4.

Yesterday's Ni-gun intra-squad game:

The reds beat the whites, 2-0 (6 innings).

Taishi Ota was a starting third baseman and batted 4th for the red team; he went 2-for-3 with a stolen base.

Atsushi Nakazato tossed an inning of relief (4th inning) for the whites and struck out the side.

===== 2/13 @ 9:21pm

The Giants drew over 30,000 fans today.


Seth Greisinger faced Ryuichi Kajimae, Itaru Hashimoto, and Taishi Ota during BP today and threw 38 pitches while giving in 2 could-be hits.  This was Greisinger's first appearance as a BP pitcher this spring.

===== 2/13 @ 4:16pm

Carlos Torres faced Rusty Ryal, Yoshiyuki Kamei, and Shigeyuki Furuki during BP today and threw 48 pitches while giving 8 could-be hits.  This was Torres' second BP outing since the start of spring camp.


Brian Bannister faced Takahito Kudo, Toshimasa Konta, and Kenji Yano during BP today and threw 41 pitches while giving up 1 could-be hit.


Shun Tono threw 91 pitches in the bullpen today.  He also mixed in his fork.


Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) threw 37 pitches in the bullpen today, including 4 forkballs.  This was Swamura's 5th bullpen this spring.


General pitching coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi told reporters that Shinnosuke Abe will be Sawamura's catcher during his intra-squad appearance on the 15th.


Tetsuya Utsumi apparently got some ideas on how to tweak his delivery by watching ice skaters doing jumps.


Taichi Tanaka (3rd round) has not tossed a bullpen session yet, but told reporters today that he was thinking about throwing one soon.

===== 2/13 @ 7:03am

Ota is scheduled to start at third and bat 4th during today's Ichi-gun intra-squad game.


Jonathan Albaladejo faced Takahito Kudo and Rusty Ryal during BP yesterday and threw 32 pitches while giving up 2 could-be hits.  19 of the 32 pitches Albaladejo threw were called balls and both could-be hits came of Kudo's bat.