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Practice Games from February 11, 2012

by on Feb.11, 2012 @ 11:16 pm, under NPB

[Post will be updated as needed - LAST UPDATE 2/16 @ 5:40pm]

Hiroshima Carp vs Nippon Ham Fighters (@ Nago)

Carp 4 - Fighters 2

Fighters' official coverage - Nikkan Sports

  • Saito Yuki started the game for Nippon Ham and allowed one run on one hit over two innings of work.  He did not walk a batter and topped out at 141km/h.  The one run came on a solo homer to right-center hit by Tsubasa Aizawa (HIR) in the 2nd inning with two out.  Of the twenty-four pitches Saito threw, six were off-speed pitches. [Sports Hochi, Sponichi, Sponichi]
  • Shota Nakazaki started the game for Hiroshima and tossed two shutout innings.  He also topped out at 139km/h and struck out two. [Daily Sports]
  • Tsubasa Aizawa was the starting catcher and batted fifth for Hiroshima. [Daily Sports]
  • Yuichiro Mukae (HIR), who started in left and batted eighth, hit homers in back-to-back at bats: homer to left off Tomohisa Nemoto and a homer to left-center off Yusuke Uemura. [Sports Hochi, Sponichi]
  • 7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima (HAM) entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning with two outs and struck out looking against Keisuke Imai (HIR).  Oshima remained in the game as a DH and grounded out to second with a runner on second and two out in the 8th inning against Masaya Kanemaru (HIR). [Sports Hochi, Daily Sports]
  • Takuya Nakashima started at short and batted ninth.  He collected a team high three hits: double to left, single to center, infield single. [Sports Hochi]

Chunichi Dragons vs LG Twins (@ Chatan)

Dragons 6 - Twins 3

Dragons official coverage

  • Soma Yamauchi gave up a run over two innings of work. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Toshiya Okada entered the game in the 8th inning and got out of the inning on three pitches. [Sports Hochi Osaka]
  • 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi started at third and batted third.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout swinging with no one on and one out in the 1st inning; strikeout looking with no one on and one out in the 4th inning; ground out to second leading off the 6th inning; with the score tied 3-3, RBI double to right-center with runner on first and no out in the 8th inning. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Shigeo Yanagida hit a two-run homer in the 8th inning with a runner on second and two out. [Sponichi]
  • Victor Diaz went 2-for-3. [Sports Hochi Osaka, Nikkan Sports]

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Chiba Lotte Marines Intra-squad Game

Whites 6 - Reds 6

  • 1st round draft pick Takahiro Fujioka started the game for the Whites and allowed one run on two hits over three innings of work.  He topped out at 145km/h, struck out two, and surrendered a solo homer to Shota Ishimine.  Fujioka faced a total eleven batters and threw fifty pitches.  2nd round draft pick Yuhei Nakaushiro started the game for the Reds and allowed two runs on five hits over three innings of work.  He also struck out three.  4th round draft pick Naoya Masuda gave up a run on two hits over two innings of relief work for the Reds.  He topped out at 146km/h and struck out two. [Daily Sports, Daily Sports, Daily Sports, Daily Sports, Sanspo]
  • 3rd round draft pick Daichi Suzuki started at short and batted second.  He went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI. [Daily Sports]
  • Shota Ishimine went 2-for-4. [Sponichi]
  • Advance scouts from Yakult, Hanshin, Softbank, and Rakuten caught the game. [Sports Hochi]

Rakuten Eagles Intra-squad Game

Whites 8 - Reds 6

Nikkan Sports Line-ups

  • The Whites sent nine batters to the plate in the 1st inning and scored four runs on seven hits. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
  • Kenji Tomura gave up six runs over three innings of work. [Sports Hochi]
  • Akinori Iwamura started at third and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-3. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Motohiro Shima went 3-for-3. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Ryo Hijirisawa started in center and batted first.  He went 2-for-3. [Nikkan Sports]
  • 4th round draft pick Takero Okajima was the starting DH and batted tenth.  He went 2-2 with an RBI: double to left-center in the 3rd inning with the bases empty and one out; and an RBI single to left in the 5th inning with a runner on second and two out. [Sports Hochi]
  • Aoi Enomoto collected two hits and a stolen base. [Nikkan Sports]

Orix Buffaloes Intra-squad Game

Whites 2 - Reds 1

Yokohama Bay Stars Intra-squad Game

Whites 6 - Reds 4

  • Basic boxscore at official site.
  • The two teams combined for ten runs on twenty hits.  Eight pitchers were used in the game. [Sports Hochi]
  • Yuki Kuniyoshi allowed four runs on six hits over two innings of work.  He topped out at 139km/h.  Shogo Yamamoto allowed two runs over two innings of work. [Sports Hochi]
  • Hitoshi Fujie surrendered a solo homer to Toshiki Kurobane. [Daily Sports]
  • 2nd round draft pick Shuto Takajo flew out to right in his first at bat and then hit a double to left during his second at bat. [Sponichi]
  • Oscar Salazar hit a homer. [Sponichi]