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Hanshin Tigers: February 9, 2012

by on Feb.09, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Thursday

  • 1st round draft pick Hayata Ito went 0-for-3 during situational BP; fly out to second off Masanori Fujihara, pop out to the catcher in foul territory off Naoto Tsuru, ground out to second off Fujihara. (Daily Sports)

Wednesday

  • Takahiro Arai took 101 swings during extra BP and hit eleven over the fence.  This was the second time during spring camp that Arai took extra BP. (Sanspo)
  • Shunsuke collected two hits during situational BP: a single to center off Ryuji Wakatake and a double to left off Kazuhito Futagami.
  • Masahiro Nakatani went 1-for-3 during situational BP: fly out to first, ground out to second, single to left off Futagami. (Sanspo)

Thursday

  • Tomoyuki Kubota faced ten batters during situational batting practice and allowed three hits and walked two.  This was his first outing situational batting practice outing during spring camp. (Sanspo)

Wednesday

  • Hirokazu Shiranita faced eleven batters and allowed six hits during situational batting practice. (Sanspo)
  • Ryuji Wakatake faced nine batters and allowed three hits during situational batting practice. (Sanspo)
  • Kazuhito Futagami faced thirteen batters and allowed five hits during situational batting practice. (Sanspo)
  • Tatsuya Kojima faced ten batters and allowed one hit, a single to left to  Issei Morita, on thirty-six pitches, during situational batting practice. (Sanspo)
  • Kyuji Fujikawa threw sixty-seven pitches in the bullpen.  This was his second session in as many days. (Nikkan Sports)

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Today was the last day of the second block of spring camp.  The team has the day off tomorrow.

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Kenji Jojima stepped into the bullpen today, not as a catcher, but as a batter to stand in the batter's box during bullpen sessions.  He stood during sessions by Atsushi Nomi and Kyuji Fujikawa.

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Tomoaki Kanemoto did not participate in situational fielding practice on Wednesday because of the cold weather.  He did take some outdoor and indoor BP.  He also played catch at a max distance of about fifty meters.

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Matt Murton's workouts on Wednesday included: playing catch outdoors with Craig Brazell at a distance of about fifty meters; fielding practice in right during batting practice; base-running classes with Norihiro Akahoshi; hit thirty-eight baseball off a tee; and swung at eighty pitches in the cages against a machine that throws curves.  He also spent some time signing autographs after practices.

Murton plans to join the rest of the team for full workouts during the next block of spring camp.

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Waseda University showed the media today the equipment van 1st round draft pick Hayata Ito donated to the team.

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Special instructor Tatsuro Hirooka celebrated his 80th birthday today.

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Nikkan Sports wonders if the Texas Rangers are now interested in Kyuji Fujikawa after one of their scouts, Hajime Watabe, was spotted at Ginoza camp on Wednesday.

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Keio University manager Shozo Eto visited camp on Wednesday to show his support for 1st round draft pick Ito.