Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

Yokohama Bay Stars: February 5, 2012

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

Today was the end of the first block of spring camp for the Ichi-gun Bay Stars.  The team has the day off tomorrow.

===

Head coach Yutaka Takagi announced after practices today that Kenjiro Tsuruoka will be sent down to Ni-gun camp and 2nd round draft pick Shuto Takajo will be called up to Ichi-gun camp.

===

Kentaro Takasaki tossed about forty pitches during batting practice today.

===

Alex Ramirez was diagnosed with influenza A today.  Ramirez was fine during practices yesterday but had a fever (38.5 degrees Celsius) this morning.

===

A number of batters, including Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Takehiro Ishikawa, Taketoshi Goto, Keijiro Matsumoto, and Sho Aranami tried hitting baseballs into a net that were dropped from above by head coach Takagi.

===

Pitching coach Yui Tomori does not think the young pitchers are working hard enough.

"There are a number of pitchers that are cutting back how many pitches they throw because of the amount of running they will do doing later in the day.  I want to drop [those guys to Ni-gun] right away," said Tomori.

Daisuke Miura, Shintaro Ejiri, and Takayuki Shinohara are expected to be promoted to Ichi-gun for the second block of camp which means three pitchers will likely be demoted.

===

The media learned on Saturday that there is a good chance Ishikawa will become the next team captain.

===

Ramirez worked with Tsutsugo on his hitting on Saturday.