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Seibu Lions: February 8, 2012

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

Bullpen Sessions

Wednesday

  • 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)

Tuesday

  • 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)

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

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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.

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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.