Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

[3/4/2013] Yomiuri, Chunichi, Yakult, Hiroshima, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on Mar.04, 2013 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Suguru InoTakayuki Takaguchi, 5th round draft pick Masaki Sakaguchi will be called up.  Ken Kato, Yoshihito Ishii, and 2nd round draft pick Susumu Orui, and Yoshitomo Tani will be sent down to Ni-gun.

Source: Sanspo 3/4/2013

===

1st round draft pick Tomoyuki Sugano's next outing will likely come on the 10th against Hanshin at Koshien.

Source: Daily Sports 3/4/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Kenshin Kawakami was diagnosed with the flu.  He will spend the next five days recuperating at his home.

Source: Daily Sports 3/4/0213

Yakult Swallows

There is a good chance that Ikusei player Takanori Sato will make the seventy-man roster.

Source: Sanspo 3/4/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Yusuke Nomura is scheduled to start Tuesday's exhibition game against Softbank at Mazda Stadium.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The starting rotation will likely include Atsushi Nomi, Minoru Iwata, Randy Messenger, and Jason Standridge.

Daiki Enokida, Tatsuya Kojima, Akira Iwamoto, Takumi Akiyama, and 1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami are among the pitchers competing for the final two spots.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2013

===

Through Sunday:

Brooks Conrad is 10-for-23 with three home runs and eight RBI over twelve pre-season games (including intra-squad, practice, and exhibition).  Source: Sanspo 3/4/2013   Or, he is batting .476 (10-for-21) with three home runs and eight RBI over eleven pre-season games.  In addition to eight walks and a .621 OBP.  Source: Daily Sports 3/4/2013, Sponichi 3/4/2013  ... Tsuyoshi Nishioka is 5-for-19 in seven pre-season games.  Source: Sanspo 3/4/2013

===

Kazuhito Futagami made changes to his delivery during spring camp and is now throwing a little more from the side.

Source: Sanspo 3/4/2013, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2013

===

Fujinami played catch at a distance of about fifty meters on Sunday.  He threw the ball fifty times.

Source: Daily Sports 3/4/2013

Yutaka Wada spoke to reporters today and said that Fujinami will probably pitch over the weekend.  The 9th against Nippon Ham at Koshien, on six days of rest, seems most likely.

Source: Daily Sports 3/4/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

The eighteen members of the 2013 cheer-leading squad, Diana, were unveiled to the media today.  The team received over 150 applications from aspiring cheer-leaders during the off-season.

Source: Daily Sports 3/4/2013