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Chunichi Dragons: February 4, 2012

by on Feb.04, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Friday

  • 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi took seventy-two swings and collected forty could-be hits, including five that went over the fence. (Nikkan Sports).

Saturday

  • Yudai Ono threw 122 pitches. (Sanspo)
  • Kenichi Nakata threw fifty-seven pitches to a squatting Motonobu Tanishige. (Nikkan Sports)
  • Kenshin Kawakami threw ninety-three pitches.  It was his second bullpen since the start of spring camp. (Daily Sports)

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Between throwing batting practice and tossing a bullpen session, Yudai Ono threw about 200 pitches today.  Pitching coach Shinji Imanaka apparently had to step in to stop Ono.

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Ni-gun pitching coach Imanaka visited Ichi-gun camp on Friday and worked with Yudai Ono, Toshiya Okada, and Ryuya Ogawa.

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1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi took fielding practice at short on Friday.  While the team does see him as a third baseman, they also feel he may have a future as a shortstop.  He might also get a look at second.

Morimichi Takagi also spent over twenty minutes hitting grounders to Takahashi.