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Yokohama Bay Stars: February 9, 2012

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

Batting Practice


  • Alex Ramirez took forty-four swings and collected fifteen could-be hits, including three that went over the fence. (Sanspo)
  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo took forty-nine swings and hit one over the fence. (Sports Hochi)


Taketoshi Goto was excused from practices today because he was not feeling wellYuki Yoshimura returned to practices today after missing a couple days because of a cold.


Kiyoshi Nakahata tried to give pitchers Shugo Fujii, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Yuki Kuniyoshi, Kentaro Takasaki, Hitoshi Fujie, and Yota Kosugi a fielding workout on Wednesday, but had trouble remembering their names and making good contact with the baseballs.  The players, in turn, playfully jeered back at Nakahata.

Nakahata also spent some time giving Yoshitomo Tsutsugo hitting advice on Wednesday and later told reporters he did not mind if Tsutsugo forgot everything he said because it was important for players to understand and accept idea; nothing should be forced.  He would, however, like Tsutsugo to smile a little more when he does well.

====== UPDATE 2/10 @ 1:43am

Nakahata hit sixty baseballs to the six pitchers he worked with on Wednesday.