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[2/12/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes

by on Feb.12, 2014 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Naoki Miyanishi Bullpen 2/11 100 Sports Hochi 2/12/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Wednesday's intra-squad game was canceled due to rain.
  • Yuki Saito is still scheduled to pitch in Thursday's game against KIA (KBO).  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2014
  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa could pitch in a practice game against Lotte on the 20th.  Source: Sanspo 2/12/2014
  • Yuya Ishii was scheduled to start games on Tuesday (vs Hanshin) and Wednesday (intra-squad), but both games were rained out.  He is scheduled to pitch two innings against KIA on the 13th.  Source: Sponichi 2/12/2014

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Runners stole eleven bases when Shohei Otani was on the mound last year (13 games, 61.2 innings).  He has been working on his slide step and was measured at around 1.21 seconds during his bullpen session on Tuesday (1.25 seconds is considered adequate in the NPB).  His time may have improved, but he still needs to work on his balance and control with the slide step.

Source: Sponichi 2/12/2014

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Sho Nakata started feeling some tightness in his right calf while running dashes on Tuesday.  The team trainer did not think it was serious and Nakata was able to walk around on his own.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2014