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Hiroshima Carp: February 3, 2012

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

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Thursday

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

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

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

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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."

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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).