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Practice Games from February 12, 2012

by on Feb.12, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

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Hanshin Tigers vs Nippon Ham Fighters (@ Ginoza)

Tigers 8 - Fighters 5

Fighters' official coverage - Nikkan Sports

  • The Tigers sent ten batters to the plate in the 1st inning and scored six runs on six hits and two walks/HBPs. [Daily Sports]
  • Hirokazu Shiranita (HAN) started the game for Hanshin and gave up three runs on three hits, three walks/HBPs, and struck out one over three innings of work. [Daily Sports]
  • Tatsuya Kojima (HAN) allowed one run on one hit over two innings of work.  The one run came on a solo homer hit by Dai-Kang Yoh (HAM) in the 5th inning. [Sanspo]
  • Kazuhito Futagami (HAN) entered the game in the 6th inning for the Tigers and allowed two hits over two shutout innings of work.  He topped out at 139km/h. [Daily Sports, Sanspo]
  • Ryuji Wakatake (HAN) gave up a run on one hit over two innings of work. [Sanspo]
  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa (HAM) tossed three shutout innings in relief and struck out five. [Sanspo]
  • With a runner on first and one out in the 8th inning and Ryuji Wakatake on the mound for Hanshin, 7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima (HAM) entered the game as a pinch-hitter and was hit by a 3-0 fastball (hit the protector on his right elbow).  He was replaced by a pinch runner. [Sports Hochi]
  • Atsushi Ugumori (HAM) hit a solo homer to right off Ryuji Wakatake in the 8th inning with one out. [Sports Hochi]
  • Ryota Arai (HAN) started at third and batted fifth.  He led off the third with hit a solo homer to left off Masaru Nakamura (HAM). [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]
  • 1st round draft pick Hayata Ito started in center and batted lead-off for the Tigers.  He went 2-for-5 with an RBI: single to center in his first at bat, struck out looking in his second bat, struck out swinging in his third at bat, ground out to first in his fourth at bat, and hit an RBI single to to right in his fifth at bat. [Daily Sports]
  • Masahiro Nakatani (HAN) went hitless in four trips to the plate and also committed an error in right. [Sanspo]

Chunichi Dragons vs Samsung Lions (@ Chatan)

Dragons 2 - Lions 2

Dragons' official coverage

  • Daisuke Yamai tossed two shutout innings and allowed three hits.  Kenichi Nakata tossed two shutout innings and allowed two hits.  Yudai Kawai gave up two runs on four hits over two innings of work. [Sponichi]
  • Yohei Oshima blasted a pinch-hit, game-tying two-run homer. [Sponichi]
  • 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi started at third and batted third.  With two outs in the 4th inning, Takahashi hit a triple to right. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Victor Diaz was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-2 with a double to left in the 5th inning. [Sports Hochi Osaka, Nikkan Sports]
  • Naomichi Donoue started at second and batted eighth.  He moved to short in the 7th inning. [Nikkan Sports]

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Chiba Lotte Marines Intra-squad Game

Whites 2 - Reds 1

  • Shoitsu Omatsu started at first and batted forth for the Whites.  With two outs in the 8th inning and the score tied 1-1, Omatsu hit a walk-off homer to right off Yasutaka Hattori. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]
  • 3rd round draft pick Daichi Suzuki started at short and batted second for the Reds.  He went 0-for-3 with a sac hit.  He also made a nice diving catch on a line drive in the 6th inning. [Sponichi]

Rakuten Eagles Intra-squad Game

Reds 3 - Whites 2

Nikkan Sports Line-ups

  • 1st round draft pick Yoshitaka Muto entered the game in the 4th inning tossed two shutout innings while allowing one hit.  He also topped out at 141km/h. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
  • Daisuke Kato entered the game in the 4th for the Whites and tossed two shutout innings while allowing two hits. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Yusuke Kosai batted fifth for the Reds and went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI.  The homer came in the 7th inning down by a run, with a runner on second, two out, and Kazuya Takahori on the mound. [Nikkan Sports, Sports Hochi]
  • Aoi Enomoto was hitless but showed of a strong throwing arm when he threw a strike to home plate on a single to right in the 7th inning. [Nikkan Sports]

Orix Buffaloes Intra-squad Game

Whites 7 - Reds 4

  • Shinya Nakayama was one of the starters and gave up just one hit over two shutout innings of work.  He retired the side in order in the first and, after allowing a lead-off single to left to Dae-Ho Lee in the second, retired the next three batters in a row. [Daily Sports]
  • Dae-Ho Lee started at first and batted fourth.  He went 2-for-2: single to left in the 2nd inning and an RBI single to left in the 4th with a runner on third and two out.  Lee has collected hits in all four of his intra-squad at bats. [Daily Sports, Sponichi]
  • Tomotaka Sakaguchi stole two bases. [Sponichi]
  • 8th round draft pick Takayoshi Kawabata started in left and batted seventh for the Reds.  Kawabata hit a one-out triple to right-center off Freddy Ballestas in the 5th inning. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Seibu Lions Intra-squad Game

Reds 1 - Whites 1

Nikkan Sports Line-ups

  • Yusei Kikuchi started the game for the Whites and tossed two shutout innings.  He faced a total seven batters (walk) and topped out at 141km/h. Inning breakdown: ground out to short, fly out to center, strikeout looking; ground out to the pitcher, fly out to center, walk, fly out to left. [Daily Sports]
  • Tatsuya Oishi relieved Kikuchi and allowed one run on three hits over two innings work.  He also hit a batter and topped out at 140km/h. [Daily Sports, Sponichi]
  • Masashi Sajikihara tossed a shutout inning in relief (1 IP, 1 H, 0 R).  He topped out at 143km/h. [Daily Sports]
  • Chris Carter sarted at first and batted fifth for the Whites.  He collected two hits. [Sponichi]

Yokohama Bay Stars Intra-squad Game

Whites 3 - Reds 2

  • Basic boxscore at official site.
  • Giancarlo Alvarado tossed two shutout innings in relief for the Whites and allowed one hit. He also struck out five straight batters at one point: Takehiro Ishikawa, Oscar Salazar, Yuki Yoshimura, Chris Nowak, and Masaki Koike. [Sports Hochi]
  • Oscar Salazar hit a double. [Sponichi]
  • 2nd round draft pick Shuto Takajo went 2-for-2: single to center in the 3rd inning and infield single in the 6th inning. [Sponichi, Sports Hochi]

Yomiuri Giants Intra-squad Game

Reds 4 - Whites 0
  • Ikusei pitcher Kyohei Odachi gave up three runs on two hits over an inning of relief for the Whites. {Nikkan Sports]
  • Taishi Ota started in center and batted first for the Reds.  Ota went 2-for-3 with an RBI: a single to left in the 1st inning; foul out to the catcher in the 3rd inning; a run-scoring single to right in the 5th inning. [Sponichi, Sponichi, Sanspo]
  • John Bowker started in left and batted third for the Whites.  He went 2-for-3 (two singles to right). [Nikkan Sports]
  • Yoshihito Ishii started at first and batted seventh for the Reds.  He went 3-for-3 with hits off Norihito Kaneto, Kentaro Nishimura, and Kyohei Odachi. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
  • Takayuki Takaguchi started at short and batted eighth for the Reds.  He collected two hits. [Sponichi]
  • Kenji Yano started in right and batted fifth for the Whites. [Nikkan Sports]
  • With runners on first and third and two out in the 7th inning, Tomoya Inzen hit a ball over the right field wall. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Hisayoshi Chono started in right and batted third for the Reds.  He went 0-for-4. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Shuichi Murata started at third and batted forth for the Whites.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to second, strikeout, ground out to third. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Shinnosuke Abe batted forth for the Reds and went 0-for-2 with a walk. [Sponichi, Sanspo]
  • Daisuke Fujimura made two fielding miscues: bad throw to first on a double play in the 6th inning; and failed to glove a grounder to second in the 7th inning.