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Nippon Ham Fighters: February 9, 2012

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

Batting Practice

Thursday

  • Terrmel Sledge took sixty-five swings and hit nine over the fence. (Nikkan Sports)  Or sixty-seven swings and ten over the fence. (Sanspo)
Practice/Intra-squad Games

Thursday

  • Box score at official team site.
  • 7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima (DH, batting 8th) went 2-for-3: single to right off Toshiyuki Yanuki in the 2nd inning, single to left off Kenji Tsuchiya in the 5th inning, ground out to second off Takahiro Matsuka in the 7th inning. (Nikkan Sports)
  • Tomoya Yagi 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R; Yanuki 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R; Kazuhito Tadano 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R; Masaru Saito 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R (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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7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima received about twenty e-mails from friends and acquaintances congratulating him on his intra-squad game home run on Wednesday.

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Terrmel Sledge arrived in Japan on Wednesday and joined the team for practices today.

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Mitsuo Yoshikawa's next outing will likely be in a practice game against Hanshin on February 12.

====== UPDATE 2/10 @ 1:37am

7th round draft pick Oshima could have a chance to appear as a pinch-hitter during a practice game against Hiroshima on February 11.