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Nippon Ham Fighters: February 28, 2012

by on Feb.28, 2012 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Yuki Saito threw 154 pitches in the bullpen.  He threw eight of those pitches with pitching coach Hiroshi Shibakusa standing in the right-handed batter's box.  And of the eight pitches he threw to Shibakusa, four where change-ups.  In all, Saito threw eleven change-ups during the session. (Sanspo, Sports Hochi)


The Fighters closed out spring camp in Nago today.


Masaru Takeda will likely start an intra-squad game against the Yakult Swallows on March 4.  According to Nikkan Sports, Takeda and Yuki Saito are the top two candidates for opening day.