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Yomiuri Giants: February 11, 2012

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

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Saturday

  • Toshiya Sugiuchi threw 100 pitches, including two kinds of sliders, in the bullpen. (Sponichi)
  • Tetsuya Utsumi threw forty-two pitches in the bullpen. (Daily Sports)

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Shuichi Murata stayed back after general workouts for extra fielding practice today -- he took his spot at third base while others took extra batting practice.

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The NPB held a lecture on doping at the Ni-gun player hotel before practices today.

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Norihito Kaneto and Hideki Sunaga worked out at Konohana Dome on Friday.  Their workouts included running and stretching.

Kaneto is expected to start Sunday's intra-squad game (three innings).  He also plans to test the curve he has been working on.

Sunaga has been working out at Ni-gun and was told by Yuya Kubo that he was opening up too quickly when pitching.

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Michihiro Ogasawara is expected to play in Sunday's intrad-squad gameYoshinobu Takahashi, Yoshinobu TaniShinnosuke Abe, and Murata will also most likely play in Sunday's game.

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Scott Mathieson told reporters on Friday that he might climb Mt. Fuji with his wife during the All-Star break.

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Former Rakuten Eagles' manager Katsuya Nomura is expected to visit spring camp on Sunday.