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Seibu Lions: February 8, 2012

by on Feb.08, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions


  • 1st round draft pick Ken Togame threw 103 pitches. (Daily Sports)
  • 2nd round draft pick Hirotaka Koishi threw 152 pitches, including off-speed pitches. (Nikkan Sports)


  • Yusei Kikuchi threw 110 pitches.  Ginjiro Sumitani stepped into the batter's box for the last ten pitches, which is also when Kikuchi started having control problems. (Sanspo)


Today was the end of the first block of spring camp for the Ni-gun Lions.  The team has the day off tomorrow.


Tatsuya Oishi and Yusei Kikuchi tossed situational BP today.  Oishi faced ten batters and did not allow a hit.  Kikuchi also faced ten batters and allowed one run to score on four hits.


1st round draft pick Ken Togame wants to start working on his off-speed pitches.

====== UPDATE 2/9 @ 2:10am

According to Sponichi, the average pick-off move takes about 1.1 seconds while Hideaki Wakui's pick-off move takes 0.9 second.