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Hiroshima Carp: February 5, 2012

by on Feb.05, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Sunday

  • Ryuhei Matsuyama faced Ren Nakata and collected six could-be hits (none went over the fence) on seventeen swings of the bat. (Nikkan Sports)

Saturday

  • 4th round draft Shohei Habu swung the bat nineteen times against Shota Nakazaki and collected six could-be hits. (Daily Sports)

Sunday

  • Kenta Maeda threw twenty-five pitches to a standing catcher, from both the wind and stretch.  This was his first bullpen session during spring camp. (Nikkan Sports)

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

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400 fans visited Okinawa camp on Saturday.

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Takahiro Aoki injured his left knee during infield drills today.  He was examined at a hospital and diagnosed with an injury to his lateral collateral ligament.  Aoki will not be able to practice for about seven days.

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Nineteen pitchers participated in a 3,200 meter race todayRen Nakata had the best time at 12 minutes 33 seconds.

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Ikusei pitcher Ryosuke Ikenouchi faced Yoshihiro Maru and Hayato Shoji during batting practice on Saturday and threw fifty pitches, twenty-seven for balls.

Maru: twenty-five pitches, twelve balls, thirteen swings, four could-be hits
Shoji: twenty-five pitches, ten strikes, four could-be hits, six straight balls to end the session

Ikenouchi will still most likely get a look during a practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on February 11.

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Shota Nakazaki faced Yuta Shirahama and 4th round draft Shohei Habu during batting practice on Saturday and allowed five could-be hits on forty-eight pitches.

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Okinawa Stadium will be completely rebuilt (about 3B yen; 100 meters to right/left and 122 meters to center; 15,000 seats; lights for night games), but will not be ready until December next yearMitsuko Tomon, Okinawa City Mayor, met with the Hiroshima Carp on Saturday at Okinawa Stadium to discuss the team's plans for spring camp next year.

The Carp are currently planning to combine their first and second spring camp sessions next year and hold all their workout in Nichinana, Miyazaki.  Tomon does not want to see the Carp leave Okinawa and suggested the team consider using Gushikawa Baseball Stadium in Uruma, Okinawa.  The Carp are scheduled to check the stadium out on February 7.  Another meeting between Okinawa and the team will take place the following day.