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Yakult Swallows: Feburary 4, 2012

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

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions
 

Friday

  • Ryo Hidaka threw sixty-four pitches. (Sanspo)
  • Katsuki Akagawa three 109 pitches.  It was his second bullpen session since the start of spring camp. (Sponichi)

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The team had the day off today.

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Four members of the 2011 draft class, including 2nd round draft pick Ryohei Kiya, 3rd round draft pick Wataru Hiyane and 4th round draft pick Yuya Ota, went sightseeing today.

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A number of players, including Yoshinori Sato, Kyohei Muranaka, Kazuhiro Hatakeyama, Shinichi Takeuchi, Yasushi Iihara, Yuhei, Tsuyoshi Ueda, and Tetsuto Yamada worked out at the indoor training facilities at Urasoe Stadium today.

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Yoshinori is hoping to toss a bullpen session some time during the second block of spring camp (begins tomorrow).

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If the Swallows can win a championship this year, the city of Urasoe might be willing to change their stadium name to Urasoe Yakult Stadium.  They could also throw the team a parade.

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Ryo Hidaka was told by pitching coach Daisuke Araki to prepare himself as a starter since it is always easier going from starter to reliever.

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Team owner Tsuyoshi Kinugasa wants his players to drink three Yakults a day to help ward off the flu.