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Hiroshima Carp: February 9, 2012

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

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • 1st round draft pick Yusuke Nomura threw twenty-eight pitches in the bullpen, all fastballs.  He also had the catcher squat for the first time since the start of spring camp. (Nikkan Sports)  Or, twenty-five pitches to a standing catcher and thirty to a squatting catcher.  He tossed the session at 50-60%. (Daily Sports)
  • Katsuhiro Nagakawa faced Yuta Shirahama and 2nd round draft pick Ryosuke Kikuchi during batting practice and allowed two could-be hits on forty-one pitches. (Daily Sports)  He also tried a new curve he is working on. (Sports Hochi)


  • Yuya Fukui faced Yuichiro Mukae and Ryuhei Matsuyama during batting practice and allowed thirteen hits on fifty-three pitches. (Nikkan Sports)


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


Kenta Maeda jokingly told reporters today that he wants to be the opening day starter because one of his favorite actresses, Emi Takei, will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch that day.


1st round draft pick Yusuke Nomura is scheduled to toss another bullpen session on February 11.


Koji Yamamoto visited Ichi-gun camp in Okinawa on Wednesday.  He also spent about thirty minutes working with Shota Dobayashi on his swing.


Shota Nakazaki will get the practice game start against the Nippon Ham Fighters on February 11.


Saho Narushima told reporters that her husband, Maeda, calls her every day.