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Nippon Ham Fighters: February 5, 2012

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

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Saturday

  • Sho Nakata swung the bat fifty-two times and hit ten over the fence. (Nikkan Sports)

Sunday

  • Yuki Saito threw 128 pitches.  He also mixed in his off-speed pitches. (Sports Hochi)
  • Naoki Miyanishi threw sixty-four pitches. (Sanspo)

Saturday

  • Tomoya Yagi threw 105 pitches.  It was his second bullpen since the start of spring camp. (Sports Hochi)
  • Kazuhito Tadano threw 169 pitches.  It was his second session since the start of spring camp. (Sponichi)

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

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The Fighters held a youth baseball clinic after practices today.  Eleven players coached 228 kids from fifteen different teams.

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Keisuke Tanaka was seen using a slightly larger glove during fielding practice today.

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Eiichi Koyano rejoined the team for general practices today (returning from the flu).

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Yuki Saito originally planned to toss about fifty pitches during his bullpen session today.  After general practices, he did about fifteen minutes of running along the coast.

Saito is currently scheduled to toss batting practice on February 7.

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Pitching coach Masato Yoshii was not thrilled at how many pitches Kazuhito Tadano threw and how he went forty minutes over the limit on Saturday.