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Practice Games from February 23, 2012

by on Feb.23, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

[Post will be updated as needed - LAST UPDATE 2/24 @ 11:47pm]

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Yakult Swallows (@ Nago)

Swallows 3 - Fighters 0

Fighters official coverage - Swallows official coverageNikkan Sports coverage

  • Yuki Saito started the game for the Fighters and allowed a run on three hits and four walks over four innings of work.  He also struck out two.  Saito threw a total seventy-five pitches, thirty-five of which went for balls. [Nikkan Sports, Sanspo, Sponichi, Sanspo]
  • 5th round draft pick Toshiharu Moriuchi entered the game in the 6th inning and tossed a shutout inning in relief while allowing one hit.  He also topped out at 138km/h. [Sanspo, Sports Hochi]
  • Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi started the game for the Swallows and did not allow any runs over four innings of work.  He did load the bases with two out in the 2nd inning, but managed to get out of the jam without allowing any runs to score.  Masubuchi allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out one. He also topped out at 144km/h. [Sanspo, Sanspo]
  • 7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima (HAM) entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 7th inning and worked out a walk and stole second.  Later in the inning, Oshima was doubled off second on a liner to second.  He finished 0-for-1. [Sanspo, Sanspo, Sponichi]
  • Tetsuto Yamamda (YAK) started at short and batted ninth.  He went 3-for-4: double to left-center in the 3rd inning; infield single in the 5th; and a two-out solo homer to left in the 9th.  Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (YAK) started at first and batted fourth.  He went 2-for-4 with an RBI. [Nikkan Sports, Sanspo]
  • Wladimir Balentien (YAK) went 0-for-3, including a fly out to left with the bases loaded and two out in the 3rd inning. [Sponichi]

Yokohama Bay Stars vs KIA Tigers (@ Ginowan)

Tigers 9 - Bay Stars 5

  • Alex Ramirez was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 2-for-2: double to left in the 2nd inning and a solo homer to left in the 4th inning. [Sanspo, Sanspo]
  • Taketoshi Goto hit a two-out double to center in the 6th inning and Masaaki Koike hit a one-out double to left-center in the 8th inning. [Nikkan Sports]

Hiroshima Carp vs Seibu Lions (@ Nichinan)

Lions 5 - Carp 2

  • The Hiroshima pitching staff surrendered five runs on eleven hits and four walks/HBPs. [Daily Sports]
  • Kyohei Nakamura started the game for Hiroshima and allowed one run on two hits over two innings of work.  The one run he allowed scored when Takeya Nakamura hit a double to left with a runner on first and two out in the 1st inning. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Yuki Iwami entered the game in the 6th and did not allow a run over an inning of work.  He also gave up two hits and struck out two. [Nikkan Sports]
  • 1st round draft pick Ken Togame started the game for Seibu and tossed three perfect innings.  He threw a total thirty-two pitches, faced nine batters, struck out three, and topped out at 143km/h. [Sanspo, Nikkan Sports, Sanspo]
  • Takeya Nakamura (SEI) hit two doubles, one to left in the 1st inning and one to center in the 3rd inning. [Sanspo. Sponichi]
  • Hideto Asamura (SEI) batted first and collected two doubles and walked twice in five trips to the plate. [Sports Hochi, Sponichi]
  • Tetsuya Kokubo (HIR) recorded a triple. [Sanspo]

Yomiuri Giants vs Hanwha Eagles (@ Naha)

Giants 14 - Eagles 0

  • D.J. Houlton started the game and tossed three shutout innings while allowing three hits.  With runners on second and third with one out in the 2nd inning, Houlton recorded two ground ball outs to get out of the inning unscathed.  He also threw forty-two pitches and topped out at 135km/h. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sanspo]
  • Toshiya Sugiuchi entered the game in the 4th inning and tossed three shutout innings while allowing one hit.  He also struck out six and topped out at 142km/h. [Sanspo, Daily Sports]
  • Scott Mathieson entered the game in the 7th inning and immediately gave up consecutive walks.  A balk put runners on second and third with only one out.  A nice throw out at home plate by Tetsuya Matsumoto on a fly ball to center kept the Eagles from getting on the board. [Sponichi]
  • With a runner on first and one out in the 3rd inning, John Bowker, who started in left and batted second, swung at a 143km/h fastball and deposited it over the fence in right.  Bowker also recorded a two-run double to right in the 7th inning.  He finished 2-for-5 with four RBI. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sanspo]
  • Shinnosuke Abe was the starting catcher and batted fourth.  With a runner on second and no out in the 7th, he hit a two-run homer to right. [Sanspo, Sponichi, Sanspo]
  • Michihiro Ogasawara collected a single to center in his third trip to the plate. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Shuichi Murata started at third and batted fifth.  He hit a single to center in his third at bat and was hit by a pitch in his fourth at bat. [Nikkan Sports]

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Hanshin Tigers Intra-squad Game

Whites 5 - Reds 0

  • Atsushi Nomi started for the Reds and allowed a run on three hits over two innings of work.  Minoru Iwata started for the Whites and did not allow a run on one hit over two innings of work. [Daily Sports]
  • Kyuji Fujikawa entered the game in the 5th for the Reds and tossed a shutout inning in relief for the Reds: he got Ryo ta Arai to fly out to right; Ryo Asai to fly out to left; and Takashi Shimizu to ground out to short.  He also topped out at 146km/h. [Daily Sports, Sanspo]
  • Daiki Enokida entered the game in the 6th for the Whites and did not allow a run or a hit over two innings or work. [Sanspo]
  • Jason Standridge entered the game in the 3rd and tossed a shutout inning while allowing one hit over two innings. [Sanspo]
  • Randy Messenger allowed one run on one hit and a walk over two innings of work. [Sanspo]
  • Kenji Jojima started at first and batted fifth for the Whites.  He grounded out to second in his first at bat, grounded out to short in his second at bat, and with a runner on second and one out in the 7th inning, hit a homer to left in his third at bat. [Daily Sports]
  • Craig Brazell started in left and batted fifth for the Reds and remained in left until the 5th inning.  He had three chances and made no mistakes: single to left and two fly outs to left.  He also went 1-for-2 at the plate: single to right off Minoru Iwata in the 2nd inning.  Takahiro Arai batted fourth for the Whites and hit a run-scoring single to left in the 1st inning and a run-scoring double to center in the 7th inning. [Daily Sports, Sanspo]
  • 1st round draft pick Hayata Ito started in center and batted first for the Whites.  He recorded a triple to right off Atsushi Nomi in his first at bat and came around to score two outs later on a Takahiro Arai single to left.  He ultimately finished 1-for-3: he struck out looking in the 3rd inning and grounded out to second in the 6th inning.  Ito moved from center to left in the 5th inning. [Daily Sports, Sanspo, Sports Hochi Osaka]
  • Tomoaki Kanemoto batted fourth for the Reds and went 0-for-2. [Nikkan Sports]

Softbank Hawks Intra-squad Game

Whites 3 - Reds 2

  • Tadashi Settsu and Kazuyuki Hoashi were the starting pitchers.  Settsu allowed two runs on two hits over two innings while Hoashi gave up two runs on three hits over two innings.  Hoashi had some trouble getting his off-speed pitches over for strikes and walked/hit four.  Hoashi faced thirteen batters and threw forty-three pitches.  He also apparently threw twenty pitches for balls. [Sanspo, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]
  • Kenji Akashi went 3-for-3.  Kenta Imamiya went hitless and struck out twice. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Yuki Yanagita batted fifth for the Whites and had two hits and two RBI: he hit RIB singles to right with runners on first and third in both the 1st and 6th innings. [Sanspo, Sports Hochi Osaka]