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Yokohama Bay Stars: March 17, 2012

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

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Saturday

  • Kentaro Takasaki threw about forty pitches in the bullpen. (Nikkan Sports)

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Kentaro Takasaki tossed a bullpen session today because his start against the Orix Buffaloes was rained out.  He is also slated to pitch against the Softbank Hawks on Sunday.

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Kiyoshi Nakahata showed up in the first base dugout after today's game was canceled (because of the rain) and sang Anata-no Blues (あなたのブルース).

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Nikkan Sports is reporting that Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (left ankle) may not be able to return until late April.  Nakahata does not plan on calling Tsutsugo up until he has 1) played in games and 2) played well in those games.

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Yuki Kuniyoshi has not allowed a run over fifteen exhibition game innings.  Nakahata told reporters on Friday that at this point in time, he was leaning towards giving Kuniyoshi either the season opener on March 30 (vs Hanshin at Kyocera Dome), or the home opener on April 3 (vs Chunichi).

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For the second straight game there was an error in the line-up card: both Hichori Morimoto and Sho Aranami were penciled in at right when Aranami was supposed to be in center.