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Yomiuri Giants: February 5, 2012

by on Feb.05, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Sunday

  • John Bowker faced Hirokazu Sawamura and collected six could-be hits on fifteen swings of the bat. (Nikkan Sports)

Saturday

  • Michihiro Ogasawara took twenty-eight swings against a left-handed BP pitcher and hit sixteen baseballs between center and right. (Nikkan Sports)
  • Taishi Ota hit three over the fence during extra BP. (Sponichi)

Sunday

  • Toshiya Sugiuchi threw sixty-one pitches, including off-speed pitches.  Shinnosuke Abe also caught parts of the sessions.  This was Sugiuchi's third bullpen during spring camp. (Daily Sports)
  • Tetsuya Utsumi threw 101 pitches, including off-speed pitches. (Nikkan Sports)
  • Daisuke Ochi tossed his third bullpen session in as many days. (Nikkan Sports)
  • Tetsuya Yamaguchi tossed a session. (Nikkan Sports)

Saturday

  • Tetsuya Utsumi threw thirty pitches, all fastballs.  It was his third 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 Ichi-gun Giants.  The team has the day off tomorrow.

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The Giants attracted 18,000 fans on Saturday.

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Hirokazu Sawamura tossed batting practice today (only fastballs) and said his goal for the session was to throw at 50-60%.

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Shuichi Murata stayed back after general practices today and spent fifty minutes taking about 500 swings against a pitching machine.

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Yi-Hao Lin faced Yoshiyuki Kamei and Tetsuya Matsumoto during batting practice on Saturday and threw fifty-one pitches (all fastballs).  Kamei and Matsumoto combined to make solid contact just four times.

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Scott Mathieson is scheduled to pitch in an intra-squad game on February 16.