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Softbank Hawks: February 10, 2012

by on Feb.10, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Friday

  • Shuhei Fukuda hit a homer during situational BP. (Sponichi)
  • Hiroki Kokubo took 130 swings and hit thirty-two over the fence. (Sanspo)

Thursday

  • Wily Mo Pena saw twenty-four pitches from Hiroki Yamada and collected five could-be hits, none went over the wall. (Nikkan Sports)

Friday

  • Brad Penny threw thirty-three pitches, including off-speed pitches, to a squatting Toru Hosokawa.  This was Penny's first bullpen session since arriving in Japan. (Sanspo)  He threw the session at 30-40%. (Daily Sports)  Or, he played catch (three throws), threw eight pitches to a standing catcher, and thirty-three pitches to a squatting catcher. (Nikkan Sports)

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Akira Nakamura took about thirty minutes of morning batting practice today.

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Toru Hosokawa spent about two hours taking extra batting practice on Thursday.

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The Hawks announced on Thursday that Angel Castro was due to arrive in Japan on Friday.  They are also planning to hold a press conference for Castro on Saturday.