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Hiroshima Carp: March 17, 2012

by on Mar.17, 2012 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Friday

  • Hirotaka Egusa threw fifty pitches in the bullpen. (Daily Sports)

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Kenta Kurihara did not play in today's exhibition game against the Chunichi Dragons because of a neck ache.  He did, however, take part in pre-game practices.

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Nick Stavinoha started in left today for the first time since he was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia.  He also knocked out a solo homer into the second floor balcony out in left in the 4th inning off Kenshin Kawakami.

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Kenta Maeda told reporters on Friday that if it were up to him, he would not start another exhibition game against the Chunichi Dragons.

"I would rather not pitch if I did not have to, but preparing is also important," said Maeda.  "But I can always purposely shake off signs and throw pitches I have trouble with or purposely throw pitches I know they can hit."

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Hirotaka Egusa is scheduled to make his Hirohima debut during a Kyoiku League game against Orix on Sunday.  If he pitches well, his next outing could be with the Ichi-gun team on either March 20 or 21 against Hanshin.