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Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes: February 4, 2013

by on Feb.04, 2013 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Sunday

  • 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani: sixty-seven swings (or sixty-three depending on source), twenty-five could-be hits, one over the fence
  • 2nd round draft pick Tatsuya Morimoto: faced Naoyuki Uesawa, twelve swings, recorded three could-be hits

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2013, Sports Hochi 2/4/2013, Daily Sports 2/4/2013Sports Hochi 2/4/2013

Sunday

  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa: bullpen, twenty-one pitches to a standing catcher, eleven pitches to a catcher squatting a little out in front of home plate
  • Masaru Takeda: bullpen, fifty-three pitches, squatting catcher, including curves

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2013

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Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camps had the day off today.

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Takumi Oshima spent about two hours taking some batting practice on his day-off today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013

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Yuki Saito practiced on his day-off today.  His workouts included running and playing catch.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013

When Saito threw his 102 pitches in the bullpen on Sunday, he threw them into a net about five meters away from the mound.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013

Saito is hoping to make it back to Ichi-gun by the summer, at the latest.

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2013, Sponichi 2/4/2013

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Atsunori Inaba worked with Sho Nakata after general workouts on Sunday -- he tossed pitches to him during extra batting practice and did practice swings with him in the outfield.

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2013

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Hideki Kuriyama is thinking about recording a message to a tape and giving it, along with a box of chocolates, to the opening day starter on Valentine's Day.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/4/2013

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There was some confusion as to how many pitches 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani threw on Sunday.  Otani thought he threw thirty-five.  The media counted forty-two or forty-eight, and Ni-gun pitching coach Takeharu Kato thought it was thirty-six.

He mixed in eight curves and four sliders.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013, Sports Hochi 2/4/2013, Sponichi 2/4/2013

Otani is scheduled to toss his next bullpen on the 6th.

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2013

Otani tried to practice a little on his day off today, but was not allowed to (this applied to all members of the 2012 draft class).

Source: Sports Hochi 2/4/2013

A group of people made a snow sculpture of Otani and Kuriyama for the Sapporo Snow Festival.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013

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Ni-gun camp drew about 500 fans on Sunday; Ichi-gun around 350.

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2013

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