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Hiroshima Carp: February 7, 2012

by on Feb.07, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions



  • Kenta Maeda threw twenty-four pitches to a squatting catcher.  This was his first session where he had the catcher squat. (Nikkan Sports)
  • Kam Mickolio threw thirty-eight pitches, including eight sliders and eight change-ups.  This was also his fourth session since the start of spring camp -- he is throwing at a pace of one session every other day. (Nikkan Sports)
  • 1st round draft pick Yusuke Nomura threw nineteen pitches to a standing catcher. (Daily Sports)


Takahiro Aoki was sent down to Ni-gun spring camp today.  Aoki injured his left knee and requires a week of rest.


A number of people from the Carp, including Kenjiro Nomura, chief pitching coach Yutaka Ono, chief position players coach Shinji Ko, and GM Kiyoaki Suzuki, checked out the Gushikawa Stadium facilities in Uruma, Okinawa today.  The team has a number of concerns with the facilities, like no player locker rooms and poor field conditions, and will talk things over with the city to see what can be done.

The Carp are currently looking for an alternative location for spring camp in 2013 since the facilities they are using right now will be rebuilt and unusable until 2014.


The Carp are looking for three home run girls between the ages 18 and 29.  The girls will be employed during the 2012 season and will be required to attend home games at Mazda Stadium.