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Practice Games from February 26, 2013

by on Feb.26, 2013 @ 11:30 pm, under NPB

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Hiroshima Carp 1 - Nippon Ham Fighters 4

Hiroshima

  • Hirotaka Egusa started the game and tossed two shutout innings while allowing three hits.
  • Yuya Fukui tossed a shutout inning in relief.

Nippon Ham

  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa tossed three shutout innings.  He threw thirty-six pitches, faced ten batters, allowed one hit, and struck out two.  He topped out at 148km/h.
  • 5th round draft pick Hayato Arakaki entered the game in the 6th and tossed two shutout innings while allowing two hits.
  • 3rd round draft pick Yohei Kagiya tossed a perfect 8th.
  • Hirotoshi Masui entered the game in the 9th and did not allow a run over an inning of work.  He did allow one hit (two-out single to left to Masamitsu Suzuki) and reached 151 on the radar gun.
  • 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani started in right and batted third.  1st inning, runners on first and second and no out, Hirotaka Egusa on the mound, grounded out to second after swinging on 1-1 slider.  3rd inning, no one one and two out, Katsuhiro Nagakawa on the mound, grounded out to short on the first pitch.  5th inning, runner on first and out out, Shota Nakazaki on the mound, single to right on a 2-2 off-speed pitch and later came around to score.  7th inning, runner on third and one out, Ren Nakata on the mound, grounded out to short on a 1-0 fastball.

Source: Sanspo 2/26/2013, Sanspo 2/26/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/26/2013, Sanspo 2/26/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/26/2013, Daily Sports 2/26/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013, Sports Hochi 2/27/2013

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Nexen (KBO) 3 - Yokohama Bay Stars 6

  • Daisuke Miura started the game and did not allow any runs or hits during an inning of work.  He did hit the lead-off hitter.
  • Kenji Tsuchiya tossed two shutout inning.  He also walked the first batter he faced.
  • Yuki Kuniyoshi entered the game in the 9th and did not allow a run or hit over an inning of work.  He topped out at 149km/h.
  • Sho Aranami started in center and batted lead-off.  He hit a two-run double in the 4th inning.

Source: Sanspo 2/26/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/26/2013, Daily Sports 2/26/2013, Sponichi 2/27/2013

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LG (KBO) 7 - Chunichi Dragons 3

  • Soma Yamauchi entered the game in the 4th inning and tossed two shutout innings.  He recorded five ground ball outs.
  • Hector Luna was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-3.
  • Ryoji Nakata started at first and batted seventh.  He collected three hits -- an infield single in his second at bat, a single in his third at bat, and a double to right-center in his fourth at bat.

Source: Sanspo 2/26/2013, Sanspo 2/27/2013, Sponichi 2/27/2013

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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Rakuten Eagles

  • Canceled due to rain

Source: Sanspo 2/26/2013

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Seibu Lions vs Softbank Hawks

  • Canceled due to rain

Source: official announcement

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JX-ENEOS (Industrial) vs Ni-gun Softbank Hawks

  • Canceled due to rain

Source: official announcement

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