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[2/3/2014] Chunichi Dragons News and Notes

by on Feb.04, 2014 @ 5:38 am, under NPB

Batting Practice

February 3

  • Masahiko Morino - twenty swings, sixteen could-be hits, including three over the fence, Koshi Inoue was on the mound

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 3

  • Kenta Asakura - eighty-five pitches; Motonobu Tanishige caught the session
  • Yudai Ono - sixty-one pitches; third session in as many days
  • Kenishin Kawakami - third session in as many days, threw a total 159 pitches
  • Shunta Wakamatsu - forty-eight pitches during live batting practice; faced Yuto Morikoshi and Daisuke Tanaka; allowed seven could-be hits

Source: Sanspo 2/3/2014, Sponichi 2/3/2014Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014, Sponichi 2/3/2014Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014

February 2

  • Shunta Wakamatsu - sixty pitches; second session in as many days
  • Yudai Ono - fifty-five pitches; including breaking balls

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014

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The first block of Ichi-gun camp ended on Monday.  Seven pitchers tossed live batting practice.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014

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Shuhei Takahashi's day on Sunday started at 8:30am with early morning fielding practice and ended at 7:00pm with fielding practice.  He also took extra hitting practice.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014

Takahashi faced a pitching machine and a batting practice pitcher during extra hitting practice on Sunday.  He took 171 swings and hit twenty-three over the fence.

Source: Daily Sports 2/3/2014

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Noamichi Donoue was feeling unwell on Monday morning and taken to a hospital for an examination.  He was diagnosed with influenza A.

Donoue was demoted to Ni-gun camp.  Tetsuya Tani was called up to Ichi-gun camp.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014

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Air Fielding Practice (an exercise conducted by Battery Coach Mitsuo Tatsukawa during workouts on Sunday):  A catcher gets behind a net.  A coach hits baseballs toward the net from a distance of about two meters.  The catcher watches and reacts by immediately moving their glove to where the ball bounces off the net.  Apparently good for improve reaction times.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/3/2014