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Hiroshima Carp: February 3, 2012

by on Feb.03, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions


  • 4th round draft pick Shohei Habu took seventy-five swings and hit four over the fence. (Nikkan Sports)


  • Kam Mickolio threw thirty-four pitches, including off-speed pitches.  This was his second bullpen session since the start of spring camp. (Nikkan Sports)


  • Katsuhiro Nagakawa threw thirty-four pitches.  This was his second bullpen since the start of spring camp.  (Sports Hochi Osaka)


Don Wakamtasu observed spring camp at Okinawa Stadium today (he is friends with Kenjiro Nomura).


1st round draft pick Yusuke Nomura is planning to toss his first spring camp bullpen session sometime during the second block.


Takeru Imamura's new delivery did not impress pitching coach Yutaka Ono.

Via Sanspo: "I told him not to rush the throws...  He has not stability.  He is all over the place.  His currently delivery is no good.  It is a problem," said Ono.

Via Sponichi: "There is a problem with the delivery I saw today.  He is the type of pitcher that paces himself by raising his leg slowly and he was throwing too quickly.  [Rushing the delivery] messes with the release point and creates instability."


The Hiroshima Carp play a practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on February 11.  Likely starters at this point: Yuki Saito (HAM) vs Yuki Saito (HIR).