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Nippon Ham Fighters: March 2, 2012

by on Mar.02, 2012 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Thursday

  • Yuki Saito threw seventy-five pitches in the bullpen. (Sponichi)

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The pep rally for the Fighters was held at a hotel in Sapporo today.  About 800 people attended.

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7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima plans to be aggressive during a possible pinch-hit at bat during Saturday's exhibition game against the Yakult Swallows.  Oshima does not have a hit in his last nine trips to the plate.  His performance will determine whether or not he stay or returns to Ni-gun.

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Dai-Kang Yoh took extra fielding practice in center after general workouts on Thursday.

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Kuriyama is hoping to make a decision on his opening day starter after this weekend's two-game exhibition series against the Yakult Swallows.

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Yuki Saito is scheduled to pitch five innings during his exhibition game start against the Yakult Swallows on Saturday.