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Yomiuri Giants: Feburary 1, 2012

by on Feb.01, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

The Giants prayed for a successful season at a nearby shrine before practices this morning.

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Taishi Ota closed out his workouts with about 30 minutes of fielding practice in center.  Ota also hit one ball over the fence during BP.

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If there is time, Tatsunori Hara plans to put Shuichi Murata through one of his personal fielding drills during spring camp.

Murata spoke to reporters before practice today and said that he went to sleep at 11pm last night and got a night's sleep.

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Yoshinobu Takahashi told reporters on Tuesday that he was no longer sick.  Takashi missed two of the four days of early training camp due to a nose/throat cold.

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Takahiko Nomaguchi was named leader of the Ni-gun pitching staff during spring camp.

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Batting practice:

John Bowker hit two balls over the fence.

Bullpen sessions:

Wednesday

Tetsuya Utsumi threw 81 pitches.

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Toshiya Sugiuchi threw 70 pitches.

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1st round draft pick Ryuya Matsumoto threw 40 pitches to standing catcher.