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Softbank Hawks News and Notes: February 8, 2013

by on Feb.08, 2013 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Thursday

  • Ryota Igarashi: batting practice, faced Yuki Yoshimura (thirteen swings, one could-be hit) and Yuichi Honda (fifteen swings, three could-be hits), fifty-four pitches; according to Nikkan Sports, two could-be hits allowed in all, twenty-six balls

Source: Sanspo 2/8/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/8/2013

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The Ichi-gun and Ni-gun teams had the day off today.

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Ryota Igarashi plans to use the backdoor cutter to get hitters to get themselves out by going after bad pitches.  He threw one to Honda during batting practice on Thursday and got a swinging strike.

Source: Sponichi 2/8/2013

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Vicente Padilla threw forty pitches during his bullpen session on Thursday.  He started with seventeen fastballs before he started mixing in other pitches.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2013

Padilla worked out for about an hour on his day off today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2013

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The coaches had to stop Shota Takeda from tossing a bullpen on Thursday because they were concerned he was pushing himself too hard.

Source: Sanspo 2/8/2013