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Rakuten Eagles: March 21, 2012

by on Mar.21, 2012 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Masahiro Tanaka threw forty pitches in the bullpen. (Sanspo)


Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi likely secured a spot in the starting rotation with his outing against the Chiba Lotte Marines today: 6 IP, 19 BF, 71 NP, 1 H, 1 HR, 1 SO, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.


On Tuesday, Masahiro Tanaka started with a game of catch where the distance was incrementally increased to about sixty meters (eighty-five throws).  After ending the session and discussing things with the conditioning director, Tanaka headed to the bullpen to toss a session.


Daisuke Kato could end up finding himself in the starting rotation depending how things work out with the other starters.