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Practice Games from February 19, 2012

by on Feb.19, 2012 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

[Post will be updated as needed - LAST UPDATE 2/21 @ 1:12am]

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Orix Buffaloes (@ Ginowan)

Bay Stars 6 - Buffaloes 5

Nikkan Sports coverage

  • Kentaro Takasaki started the game for the Bay Stars and tossed two shutout innings and did not allow any hits.  Of the six outs he recorded, five came on the ground.  Daisuke Miura entered the game in the 7th innings and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Giancarlo Alvarado gave up a run over two innings of work. [Sports Hochi, Sports Hochi, Sponichi]
  • 4th round draft pick Tomoyuki Kaida started the game for the Buffaloes and allowed two runs over three innings of work.  Kaida gave up a run in the first on three consecutive hits after recording one out and a solo homer to Hichori Morimoto in the 3rd. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Dae-Ho Lee (ORI) was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He hit a single to center off Alvarado with a runner on second and one out in the 4th. [Daily Sports, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
  • Shinji Takahashi (ORI) hit a homer to left off Shugo Fujii in the 6th inning with a runner on third and two. [Sponichi]
  • 8th round draft pick Takayoshi Kawabata (ORI) entered the game partway through and went 2-for-2: double to left and a single to center. [Sports Hochi]
  • With a runner on second and two out and the score tied at five in the 8th inning, 2nd round draft pick Shuto Takajo (YOK) hit an RBI single to right.  Takajo also started catching the game in the 7th inning.  [Sponichi, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
  • Kishiyoshi Nakahata threw the game-winning ball into the stands after the game. [Sponichi]

Yakult Swallows vs LG Twins (@ Urasoe)

Swallows 8 - Twins 3

Swallows official coverage

  • The Swallows scored eight runs on nine hits.
  • Orlando Roman started the game and did not allow any runs or hits over two innings of work.  He also topped out at 147km/h, struck out four, and walked two.  Roman threw his knuckle ball twice after getting two outs in the 2nd inning. [Sports Hochi, Nikkan Sports]
  • Yasushi Iihara was the starting DH and batted sixth.  He went 2-for-4.  3rd round draft pick Wataru Hiyane started in center and batted first.  He went 2-for-3 with two sac hits, two stolen bases, and one RBI (on a squeeze bunt). [Sponichi]
  • With runners on second and third and two out in the 8th, Keisuke Mizuta hit a homer to left. [Sanspo]

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Chiba Lotte Marines Intra-squad Game

Reds 3 - Whites 2

  • 1st round draft pick Takahiro Fujioka was one of the starters and allowed one run (on a squeeze play) on three hits over three innings of work.  He also topped out at 144km/h.  2nd round draft pick Yuhei Nakaushiro was the other starter and allowed two runs on four hits over three innings of work.  The two runs he allowed came when he surrendered a homer to 3rd round draft pick Daichi Suzuki with a runner on second and two out in the 3rd inning. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
  • 4th round draft pick Naoya Masuda tossed two shutout innings in relief for the Whites.  He did not allow any hits and struck out two. [Sports Hochi, Daily Sports]
  • In addition to the home run, 3rd round draft pick Suzuki also walked in his third and fourth trips to the plate. [Daily Sports]

Seibu Lions Intra-squad Game

Reds 5 - Whites 1

Nikkan Sports Line-ups

  • Hideaki Wakui started for the Whites and tossed two shutout innnings while allowing one hit.  He needed just nine pitches to retire three batters in the 2nd inning.  Wakui topped out at 140km/h. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Kazuhisa Makita started for the Reds and tossed two shutout innings while allowing two hits. [Sankei Sports]

Nippon Ham Fighters Intra-squad Game

Reds 4 - Whites 4

Fighters official coverage

  • 5th round draft pick Toshiharu Moriuchi tossed two shutout innings while allowing one hit.  He faced a total seven batters. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
  • Bobby Keppel tossed a shutout inning in relief.  He needed just ten pitches to get out of the inning. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Kensuke Tanaka went hitless in two at bats.  He was taken out of the game on defense in the 4th inning. [Sponichi, Sports Hochi]
  • Terrmel Sledge hit a solo homer to left-center in his first at bat in the second inning. [Sponichi]
  • 7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima was the starting DH and batted sixth for the Whites.  He went 0-for-4: strikeout, strikeout, ground out to short, fly out to left.  He also had a chance to get behind the plate in the 9th inning (he caught Masao Kida, three batters, three outs, eight pitches). [Nikkan Sports, Sports Hochi]

Softbank Hawks Intra-squad Game

Reds 4 - Whites 1

  • Hiroki Yamada was one of the starters and gave up a run on three hits over three innings of work.  Hiroyuki Kawahara was the other starter and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks over two innings of work.  He also topped out at 153km/h. [Sponichi Twitter, NHK News, Nikkan Sports]
  • Mu-Young Kim tossed two shutout innings while allowing two hits. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Yohei Yanagawa did not allow a run over an inning of work (he faced the minimum three batters). [Nikkan Sports]
  • Kenta Imamiya hit a single to center in the 5th inning. [Sports Hochi, Sanspo]
  • Wily Mo Pena went 2-for-3: strikeout, single to left, double to right-center. [Sports Hochi]

Hiroshima Carp Intra-squad Game

Whites 2 - Reds 0

  • Yuya Fuku started for the Reds and allowed two runs on four hits and one walk over two innings of work. [Sponichi, Sanspo]
  • Takeru Imamura entered the game in the 3rd inning for the Whites tossed a shutout inning (he faced the minimum three batters).  He also topped out at 142km/h. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Soichiro Amaya started in center and batted first.  He went 2-for-3. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Eishin Soyogi started at short and batted third.  He collected two hits (RBI single to center off Yuya Fukui in the 1st inning and a single to right off Takeshi Komatsu in the 7th inning) and stole two bases (once in the 4th and another in the 7th). [Daily Sports]

Chunichi Dragons Intra-squad Game

Whites 4 - Reds 2

Dragons official coverage

  • Shinji Iwata started for the Whites and tossed two shutout innings.  Toshiya Okada started for the Reds and also tossed two shutout innings.
  • 3rd round draft pick Shinji Tajima entered the game in the 5th and tossed a shutout inning in relief for the Whites -- he faced three batters and struck out two.  He also topped out at 146km/h.  4th round draft pick Takehiko Tsuji pitched an inning in relief for the Reds and surrendered a solo homer. [Sports Hochi, Sports Hochi Osaka]
  • Ryoji Nakata started at first and batted seventh.  He hit two triples: one to left in the 3rd and once to center in the 7th. [Nikkan Sports, Sports Hochi Osaka]
  • With a runner on third an one out in the 4th inning, 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi hit an RBI single to right.  Takahashi started at third and batted third for the Whites. [Sports Hochi Osaka, Nikkan Sports]