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[2/8/2014] Chunichi Dragons News and Notes

by on Feb.09, 2014 @ 3:29 am, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
Motonobu Tanishige 2/8 24 Faced Yuta Muto; thirty-two pitches, twenty-four swings, six could-be hits.  Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Toshiya Okada Bullpen 2/8 59 Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014
Katsuki Matayoshi BP 2/8 61 Faced Hector Luna and Alexis Gomez; thirty-four swings, four could-be hits.  Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014
Tatsuro Hamada Bull 2/7 50 Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014


Quick Notes

  • The Dragons have ninety cases of water that contain plasma lactic acid bacteria.  The drink apparently has positive effects on the immune system.  Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2014
  • Tatsuro Hamada got tips on pitching from Kimiyasu Kudo and Shigeru Sugishita on Friday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014


Kazuki Yoshimi is trying to keep things loose by playing "innocent" pranks on other players, like slipping realistic cockroaches under their blankets or scaring them with a horror mask.

Source: Tokyo Sports 2/8/2014


Battery Coach Mitsuo Tatsukawa had catchers Daisuke Tanaka, Masato Matsui, and 3rd round draft pick Iori Katsura chase after baseballs tossed fifty to sixty meters into the air by a machine during extra fielding practices on Friday.  Motonobu Tanishige suggested players spin around a bit five times before attempting to catch the baseballs.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/8/2014