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Hanshin Tigers: February 14, 2012

by on Feb.14, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Tuesday

  • Kenji Jojima faced Atsushi Nomi during simulated batting practice and went hitless in three trips to the plate. (Sponichi)

Monday

  • Takashi Toritani took 204 swings during extra BP and hit forty-five over the fence. (Sponichi)
  • Masahiro Nakatani took 229 swings during extra BP and hit four over the fence. (Sanspo)

Monday

  • Jason Standridge faced Maashiro Nakatani and Issei Morita during batting practice and allowed two could-be hits on thirty-six pitches. (Sanspo, Nikkan Sports)
  • Randy Messenger threw twenty-eight pitches during batting practice and allowed three could-be hits. (Sanspo)
  • Daiki Enokida threw fifty-one pitches during batting practice and allowed eleven could-be hits. (Sanspo)
  • Hiroyuki Kobayashi gave up five could-be hits during batting practice. (Sanspo)

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Today was the last day of the third block of spring camp.  The team has the day off tomorrow.

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The Tigers announced today that 1st round draft pick Hayata Ito had a ganglion cyst removed from his right wrist with a syringe at a hospital in Okinawa after today's practice game with the Hiroshima Carp.  He is listed as day-to-day.

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According to Sponichi, the first six spots in the line-up could go: Takashi Toritani, Keiichi Hirano, Takahiro Arai, Matt MurtonTomoaki Kanemoto, and Kenji Jojima/Craig Brazell.

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Baseball analyst Kazuyoshi Tatsunami visited Ginoza camp on Monday.  He also spoke to 1st round draft pick Ito and gave him some tips on hitting.

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During Kyuji Fujikawa's batting practice outing on Monday:

  • Takahiro Arai, Kentaro Sekimoto, and Keiichi Hirano each collected one could-be hit.
  • Takashi Toritani saw six pitches and did not record any could-be hits.
  • Fujikawa mixed in his curve, slider, fork, and shuto.  He threw shutos to Hirano and Toritani.

Fujikawa picked up the shuto for use against left-handed batters.

====== UPDATE 2/15 @ 1:57am

Nikkan Sports reports that 1st round draft pick Ito swung the bat 708 times during practices on Monday: 125 swings during soft-toss BP; 31 swings during outdoor BP; 190 swings during extended soft-toss BP; 227 swings during extra BP; and 135 swings while going around the stadium once.