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Practice Games from February 18, 2013

by on Feb.18, 2013 @ 11:44 pm, under NPB

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KIA (KBO) 2 - Yakult Swallows 3

  • Kyohei Muranaka started the game and tossed three shutout innings while allowing one hit.  He threw thirty-nine pitches, topped out at 145km/h, and struck out four.
  • 2nd round draft pick Yasuhiro Ogawa relieved Muranaka and tossed two shutout innings.  He gave up one hit, struck out two, and topped out at 148km/h.
  • 4th round draft pick Masaya Emura gave up a run (unearned) over two innings of work.  He struck out three and walked one.
  • Tetsuto Yamada started at short and batted ninth.  He went 2-for-4 with three RBI.

Source: official reportNikkan Sports 2/18/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/18/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/18/2013, Sanspo 2/18/2013, Sponichi 2/19/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/19/2013

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Samsung (KBO) 0 - Rakuten Eagles 8

  • The offense scored eight runs on twelve hits.
  • Kenji Tomura started the game and tossed three shutout innings.  He gave up two hits, walked two, and topped out at 143km/h.
  • 2nd round draft pick Takahiro Norimoto relived Tomura and did not allow a run over three innings of work.  He gave up one hit, struck out three, and topped out at 148km/h.
  • Jim Heuser tossed two shutout innings in relief.
  • Yusuke Kosai started at first and batted third.  He collected three hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs.
  • Andruw Jones was the starting DH and batted clean-up. He went 2-for-2.  He drove in the first run of the game when he hit a double down the third base line with a runner on first and two out in the 1st inning.

Source: official reportSports Hochi 2/18/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/18/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/18/2013, Sponichi 2/19/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/19/2013, Sports Hochi 2/19/2013