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Yomiuri Giants: February 13, 2012

by on Feb.13, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Monday

  • 1st round draft pick Ryuya Matsumoto threw sixty-two pitches in the bullpen. (Nikkan Sports)
  • Ryosuke Miyaguni threw fifty-seven pitches in the bullpen. (Nikkan Sports)

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The Giants' intra-squad game today was canceled due to the rain.  The game has been rescheduled to tomorrow, but rain is in the forecast for Tuesday as well.

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Scott Mathieson topped 151km/h during his batting practice outing on Sunday.  He is currently scheduled to toss a bullpen session on February 14 and then two innings during an intra-squad gameon February 16.

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Katsuya Nomura visited Miyazaki camp on Sunday for the first time in twenty-six years.  He spent about seven hours observing practices and speaking to players and staff.  Incidentally, Nomura thinks Hisayoshi Chono should be batting clean-up, since that is the kind of player he feels Chono will ultimately become.  He also liked what he saw in John Bowker.

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Daisuke Fujimura took extra fielding practice after Sunday's intra-squad game because he made two mistakes on the field: bad throw to first on a double play and he was not able to glove a grounder to second.

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The Giants sac bunt success rate was .770 in 2011, up from .648 in 2010.  They have also had the worst success rate in the NPB (all twelve teams) the last five years straight (since 2007).

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Former Yomiuri Giant Tsuneo Horiuchi's mother died of heart failure on Monday.  She was 93 years old.