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Yomiuri Giants: February 12, 2012

by on Feb.12, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Scott Mathieson faced Kenji Yano, Taishi Ota, Takayuki Takaguchi, and Yoshihito Ishii during batting practice and allowed five could-be hits on fifty-nine pitches.  He also threw twenty-two pitches for balls.  This was his first batting practice outing since the start of spring camp. (Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports)


The Giants drew 25,500 fans on Saturday.  They drew about 34,000 fans today.


Sponichi points out that Takahiro Suzuki likes his slides into second base when he is fairly close to the bag (about one meter).  Most players usually begin their slides when they are further away from the bag (about two meters).  Suzuki told reporters that he imagines sliding into a base located just beyond second base.


Tsuneo Horiuchi observed Miyazaki camp on Saturday.

====== UPDATE 2/13 @ 1:41am

Hirokazu Sawamura and Ryosuke Miyaguni are the scheduled starters for Monday's intra-squad game.