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Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: February 21, 2013

by on Feb.21, 2013 @ 11:39 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • Kenichi Nakata: bullpen, sixty-two pitches

Source: Sponichi 2/21/2013

Wednesday

  • Daniel Cabrera: situational batting practice, faced nine batters, thirty-two pitches, one hit, three strikeouts, topped out at 148km/h

Source: Sponichi 2/21/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/21/2013

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Kenichi Nakata joined Ichi-gun camp today.  He is scheduled to pitch in a practice game on Friday.

Nakata missed the Final Stage of the Climax Series last year because of inflammation in his right shoulder.

Source: Sponichi 2/21/2013

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Masahiro Yamamoto returned to workouts today after going to the hospital on Wednesday with gastroenteritis.  His schedule included some catch and light running.  He plans to return to a regular schedule on Friday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2013

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Yusuke Matsui also returned to practices today -- he missed workouts on Wednesday because he was sent to the hospital after developing a rash on his neck.

Source: Sponichi 2/21/2013

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Takuya Asao will not rejoin the team in Okinawa for spring camp and will instead head to Nagoya to have his right shoulder examined at a hospital.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/21/2013

Daisuke Yamai and Yohei Oshima returned to Okinawa today.  They both got the day off today.

Source: Sponichi 2/21/2013

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Nikkan Sports has posted the situational batting practice session from Wednesday (runner on second, one out, 1-1 count):

Kazuki Yoshimi (thirteen batters, thirty-two pitches, zero hits, three strikeouts, one HBP)

Masahiko Morino = F6.  Ryoji Nakata = F9.  Naomichi Donoue = Ks.  Kei Nomoto = G5.  3rd round draft pick Takeru Furumoto = G3. Tetsuya Tani = G5.  Ryosuke Hirata = F8.  Takeshi Yamasaki = Kl.  Victor Diaz = HBP.  Victor Diaz = E8.  Shuhei Takahashi = G3.  Motonobu Tanishige = G6.  Ryoji Nakata = Ks.

Hitoki Iwase (thirteen batters,  twenty-eight pitches, four hits, three strikeouts, zero walks)

Daisuke Tanaka = G5.  Kazuhiro Wada = L6.  3rd round draft pick Takeru Furumoto = 2B to left.  Hector Luna = G5.  Victor Diaz = Ks.  Matt Clark = Ks.  Takeshi Yamasaki = G6.  Nobumasa Fukuda = G6.  Matt Clark = 1B to right.  Kyohei Iwasaki = infield 1B.  Hector Luna = 1B to right.  Atsushi Fujii = Kl.  Kazuhiro Wada = G5.

Brad Bergesen (fourteen batters, forty-two pitches, zero hits, one strikeout, three walks)

Akihiro Maeda = Ks.  Nobumasa Fukuda = BB.  Masahiko Morino = BB.  Naomichi Donoue = G4.  Ryosuke Hirata = G4.  Kyohei Iwasaki = G5.  Shuhei Takahashi = G4.  Ryoji Nakata = G6.  Atsushi Fujii = F8.  Masato Matsui = F8.  Naomichi Donoue = G4.  Motonobu Tanishige = G4.  Masato Matsui = BB.  Kei Nomoto = G1.

Daniel Cabrera (nine batters, thirty-two pitches, one hit, three strikeouts, zero walks)

Kei NOmoto = G3.  3rd round draft pick Takeru Furumoto = G5.  Tetsuya Tani = E3.  Motonobu Tanishige = F4.  Takeshi Yamasaki = G4.  Kazuhiro Wada = Kl.  Masahiko Morino = Ks.  Nobumasa Fukuda = K2.  Ryosuke Hirata = 2B to left.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2013