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Hanshin Tigers: February 6, 2012

by on Feb.07, 2012 @ 3:30 am, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Sunday

  • Craig Brazell took fifty-one swings and hit twelve over the fence. (Sanspo)
  • Takahiro Arai took 110 swings during lunchtime BP and hit none over the fence.  He also took forty-five swings during regular BP and hit one over the fence. (Sanspo)
  • Takashi Toritani took two rounds of BP: 106 swings and thirty-one over the fence during lunchtime BP and thirty-eight swings and three over the fence during regular BP. (Sanspo)
  • Masahiro Nakatani hit fourteen over the fence.  He hit a total 100 over the fence during the first block of spring camp. (Nikkan Sports)

Sunday

  • Takumi Akiyama threw seventy-seven pitches. (Sanspo)
  • Kuji Fujikawa threw forty pitches. (Sanspo)

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The team had the day off on Monday.

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6,500 fans were in attendance on Sunday.

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Four members of the 2011 draft class rode Tosa Kuroshio Railway's Tigers Train to Michi-no Ekiyasu on their day off on Monday.

1st round draft pick Hayata Ito and 4th round draft pick Kazuo Ito checked out the dolphins near the Renaissance Okinawa Resort on their day off on Monday.

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Tatsuro Hirooka arrived at the player hotel on Monday and will act as a special instructor for a few days beginning on Tuesday.

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Kazuya Tsutsui faced Hiroki Uemoto and 1st round draft pick Hayata Ito during batting practice on Sunday and allowed six could-be hits on fifty-four pitches.

Tomoyuki Kubota threw twenty-nine pitches to Masahiro Nakatani and allowed six could-be hits; he did not allow any could-be hits to Shunsuke on twenty-seven pitches.

Masanori Fujihara faced Issei Morita and Yamoto and allowed ten could-be hits on sixty-two pitches.  Fujihara could pitch in a practice game against Nippon Ham on February 12.

Naoto Tsuru threw twenty-two pitches to Kenichi Tagami and did not allow any hits; he threw forty-five pitches against Ryota Arai and allowed three could-be hits.  Tsuru could pitch in a practice game against Nippon Ham on February 12.

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Yutaka Wada stood in the batter's box Ryo Watanabe on Sunday to see how far along his change-up was coming.

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Kenji Jojima played center and left during batting practice on Sunday.  It was the first time he played the outfield, going back to his days of playing youth baseball.

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Shinta Hifumi took fielding practice at first on Sunday.

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1st round draft pick Hayata Ito took morning fielding practice (9am) at Kin Stadium on Sunday.  Ito chased down fifty-two baseballs over span of about thirty minutes.

Ito also had some time to watch Tomoaki Kanemoto take batting practice from behind home plate on Sunday (Wada gave him permission).

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Masashi Nohara and Yuhei Kai are both working out at Ni-gun spring camp and are candidates for a call-up to Ichi-gun spring camp.

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Kohei Shibata is still not sure when he be able to start throwing again (left shoulder).  That has not kept him from other workouts like fielding practice in the outfield and base-running practices.

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