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Chiba Lotte Marines: February 3, 2012

by on Feb.03, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions


  • Yuki Karakawa threw fifty-six pitches.  The catcher started half-bent and switched to squatting toward the end.  This was his first session since the start of spring camp. (Nikkan Sports)


  • 1st round draft pick Takahiro Fujioka threw 95 pitches.  It was his second session in as many days.  Depending on his shoulder, he could toss another 100 or so pitches on Friday. (Sanspo)
  • 2nd round draft pick Yuhei Nakaushiro threw eighty-two pitches. (Sponichi)


Today was the end of the first block of spring camp for the Marines.  The team has the day off tomorrow.


3rd round draft pick Daichi Suzuki was diagnosed with influenza A today.


While special instructor Norihiro Komada was brought in to help Shoitsu Omatsu with his conversion to first, he also spent some time giving players like Toshiaki Imae, Omatsu, Takahito Kudo, and Takeshi Aono, hitting tips during soft toss BP on Thursday.


Pitchers have been asked to throw between 2,000 and 2,500 pitches during spring camp.