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Yokohama Bay Stars Spring Camp News and Notes: February 14, 2011

by on Feb.14, 2011 @ 5:04 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Practice took place indoors today due to the rain -- the position players worked out at Kadena while the pitchers worked out at Ginowan.  Takao Obana spent the day watching the Ichi-gun pitchers in the morning and the Ni-gun pitchers in the afternoon.


Hichori Morimoto was back to practicing with the rest of the group today after spending time working out under a different training menu after tweaking his right shoulder on the 5th during BP.

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Katsuaki Furuki (MMA fighter) visited the Bay Stars training camp facilities today and spent some time reminiscing with his former teammater, like Daisuke Miura and Shuichi Murata.


Naoyuki Shimizu was throwing his shuto to the inside corners against right-handed batters during situational BP yesterday.  At one point, Shimizu also managed to use his shuto to get a batter to ground into a double play.  It can sometimes be difficult for pitchers to throw pitches to the inside corner against players on their own team, but it seems Shimizu doesn't have too much of a problem with it because he can ask his teammates for feedback on his pitches.  He also said that he considered his shuto to be his second best pitch behind his fastball.

Shimizu ended up throwing 21 pitches to 6 batters; he did not give up any hits and walked 1.