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Orix Buffaloes: March 9, 2012

by on Mar.09, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Friday

  • Hayato Terahara threw seventy pitches, including off-speed pitches, to a squatting catcher in the bullpen.  This was the third time he threw to a squatting catcher. (Daily Sports)
  • 4th round draft pick Tomoyuki Kaida threw about seventy pitches in the bullpen. (Sanspo)

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Thursday's practice game against the Seibu Lions at Hotto Motto Kobe (Lions 4 - Buffaloes 4): Satoshi Komatsu started the game and gave up three runs on eight hits over five innings of work. [Sports Hochi Osaka]

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Mitsutaka Goto is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Chunichi Dragons (Kyocera Dome).

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Hayato Terahara (coming back from right shoulder tightness) tossed a bullpen session today and told reporters that he was not feeling any pain and that his pitches were not too bad.

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4th round draft pick Tomoyuki Kaida decided to toss a bullpen session today after his exhibition outing got rained out.  He could pitch two innings in a an exhibition game against Chunichi on Sunday.

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Dae-Ho Lee told reporters on Wednesday he was going to start aiming for better and stronger contact, which could in turn result in home runs.  Lee followed that statement up with a homer during a practice game against the Seibu Lions on Thursday.

Through Thursday, he is 16-for-29 with five RBI over fourteen games.