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Hanshin Tigers: February 25, 2012

by on Feb.26, 2012 @ 1:04 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Saturday

  • Takumi Akiyama threw thirty-nine pitches in the bullpen. (Sanspo)
  • Akira Iwamoto threw thirty-five pitches in the bullpen. (Nikkan Sports)

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Including his bullpen session on Saturday, Akira Iwamoto has now thrown over 1,600 pitches during spring camp.

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Yasutomo Kubo (coming back from right shoulder tightness) played catch off the bullpen mound on Saturday before tossing a session with the catcher squatting.  Kubo later told reporters he was feeling ok.

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Takumi Akiyama is scheduled to make an appearance in Sunday's exhibition game against Chunichi.

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1st round draft pick Hayata Ito swung at about 200 pitches during soft-toss batting practice (focusing most of the session on his left hand since he is still working his way back from right wrist pain) on his day off on Friday.

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Masahiro Nakatani swung at about eighty pitches during batting practice on his day off Friday.  He also recorded the session and spent some time reviewing the footage.

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Yutaka Wada would like the team to win their Tuesday and Sunday games because a Tuesday win will allow them to start the week on a positive note and a Sunday win will be a good way for fans to end their weekends and the players to end their week.

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Through Friday:

1st round draft pick Ito is 3-for-17 with one RBI over five games.