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Yakult Swallows: February 2, 2012 [UPDATED]

by on Feb.02, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Before tossing a bullpen session on Wednesday, Shohei Tateyama played catch with a baseball slightly heavier(~180 grams) than the NPB regulation ball (~145 grams).

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Orlando Roman selected 浪漫-ROMAN- for his intro music after a friend in Taiwan sent it to him.

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The Swallows announced additional details for their new pair seats on the first and third base side (Ponta Pair Seats).

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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Wednesday

  • Lastings Milledge took seventy-nine swings and hit six over the fence.  He also collected thirty-seven could-be hits. (Sanspo)

Thursday

  • Kenta Abe threw 66 pitches; he threw 59 on Wednesday. (Daily Sports)
  • Masanori Ishikawa tossed 101 pitches. (Yakult) This was his second session in as many days. (Nikkan Sports)

Wednesday

  • Orlando Roman threw 50 pitches to a squatting catcher. (Nikkan Sports)

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Additional Updates (2/3 @ 1:04am)

3rd round draft pick Wataru Hiyane only took four bats to spring camp.  In comparison, Shinya Miyamoto took ten to twelve bats and recalled taking 20 bats during his first year.  Hiyane was advised to order more bats since he might find it difficult to ask other players to borrow their bats.