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[2/25/2013] Nippon Ham, Seibu, Softbank, Lotte

by on Feb.25, 2013 @ 11:17 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hideki Kuriyama called Masaru Takeda into his office on Sunday and handed him a letter that said he was getting the opening day start.

Kuriyama also gave Mitsuo Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Kisanuki, and Brian Wolfe updates on the starting schedule.

Source: Sponichi 2/25/2013

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Yoshikawa threw eighty-one pitches in the bullpen on Sunday.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2013

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1st round draft pick Shohei Otani took forty-eight swings during batting practice on Sunday and hit six over the fence.  Twenty-three swings against a left-handed pitcher, seven could-be hits, one over the fence.  Twenty-five swings against a right-handed pitcher, nine consecutive could-be hits (beginning with his second swing), of which four went over the fence.

Source: Sanpso 2/25/2013

Otani walked in his only exhibition game at bat on Sunday.  He also slid head first back into first on three pick-off attempts.

Source: Sponichi 2/25/2013

Otani felt he should have swung at the fifth pitch during his at bat on Sunday (called strike), but Kuriyama took a different view and said to reporters, "That was a difficult pitch.  It is easy to swing at everything.  Hanamaki Hagshi must be teaching their players properly."

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2013

Otani worked out for about an hour and a half on the team's day off today.  He played some catch with 3rd round draft pick Yohei Kagiya.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2013

Seibu Lions

Team officials met 2nd round draft pick Makoto Aiuchi today for the second time since he was caught speeding and driving without a proper license.  The meeting lasted about ninety minutes.  The Lions have still not made an official decision on Aiuchi and are planning to wait until Chiba prefecture issues their punishment.

Source: Sponichi 2/25/2013

Softbank Hawks

Kazuyuki Hoashi threw 164 pitches on Sunday: forty pitches before and after his exhibition game start, twenty-four pitches in the exhibition game, and a 100-pitch bullpen session.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2013

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Yuya Hasegawa was discharged from the hospital on Sunday and returned to his home in Fukuoka.  Team officials were worried about him flying (air pressure) and provided with a ride back to Fukuoka by car.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2013

Hasegawa was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka today and learned that he will not require surgery.  Depending on how quickly he recovers, he might be able to start trunk strengthening exercises in about a week.

He will spend the next three days resting at home.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yuji Nishino joined Ichi-gun camp for workouts today.  He is scheduled to start a practice game against Rakuten on Tuesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2013

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4th round pick Shohei Kato will be sent to Ni-gun for additional work because of his struggles at the plate.

Source: Sponichi 2/25/2013

15 comments on “[2/25/2013] Nippon Ham, Seibu, Softbank, Lotte

  1. Steve Novosel

    Hey Gen, did you notice your tags aren’t working? Clicking on any tag brings you to posts that are over a week old, nothing newer.

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        1. Steve Novosel

          A couple of days ago for me. I thought it was a Linux thing but my Windows PC does the same thing.

          Just had to re-enter name/email now, too.

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        2. Gen Post author

          I just tried this on Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox and it seems to be working ok for me.

          Can you try clearing your cookies and cache and giving it another go?

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          1. fighting ham

            Testing…

            Clearing cookies and cache doesn’t work for me on Firefox.

            This has been going on for at least a week, I think.

    1. Gen Post author

      hmmm… Did not notice that. I’ll have to look into it. Do you happen to remember when it started happening?

      Thanks for the heads up, I appreciate it.

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    1. Gen Post author

      I meant to take those numbers off, but forgot they were there because they don’t show up in Chrome, but do in Firefox.

      They are supposed to indicate the number of replies. The number one is the first in the series at n-level. So each number one you see is a new reply at that level.

      Reply

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