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Rakuten Eagles: February 11, 2012

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

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Friday

  • Luis Terrero took forty-one swings and collected fifteen could-be hits. (Sponichi)

Friday

  • James Heuser (tryout) threw about fifty pitches, mostly fastballs, in the bullpen. (Sports Hochi)
  • Wataru Karashima threw 100 pitches in the bullpen.  Afterward, he played the game where he could only stop pitching if he managed to toss eight out of ten pitches for strikes -- he failed seven times (he could only throw seven of ten pitches for strikes) and ended up throwing a total 180 pitches. (Nikkan Sports)

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Intra-squad Game info move here.

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Luis Terrero will start in right and bat sixth in today's intra-squad game.

Akinori is scheduled to start at third and bat fifth.

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1st round draft pick Yoshitaka Muto is expected to pitch in an intra-squad game on Sunday.

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6th round draft pick Hiroaki Shimauchi made two errors during joint Ichi-gun/Ni-gun fielding practices on Friday.  He apparently made up for it with a solid outing during batting practice.

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Akinori Iwamura dropped over ten kilograms during the off-season.  He attributes part of his success to eating a salad with no oil dressing before dinner.

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James Heuser started his tryouts with the team at Ni-gun camp on Friday.  His tryouts at Ni-gun camp will continue through to February 14.

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Meiji University manager Tatsuya Yoshinami observed spring camp on Friday.