|Mauro Gomez||2/14||42||Seven over the fence; first outdoor batting practice session. Nikkan Sports 2/14/2014
|Seung Hwan Oh||Bullpen||2/13||30||All fastballs; first session in four days. Sanspo 2/14/2014|
|Kazuya Tsutsui||Bullpen||2/13||71||Sanspo 2/14/2014|
|Tatsuya Kojima||Bullpen||2/13||65||Sanspo 2/14/2014|
|Naoto Tsuru||Bullpen||2/13||~50||Sanspo 2/14/2014|
Seung Hwan Oh taps the ground once with his left foot when striding forward (mid-stride). NPB umpires may have seen that as a possible two-stage motion. Oh was seen using a stride that did not include the tap during a bullpen session on Thursday. He is scheduled to toss batting practice on the 15th.
Development Coach Masayuki Kakefu and former Hanshin Tiger Tomoaki Kanemoto spent about fifteen minutes working with Takashi Toritani on his swing. The theme was improving use of the lower body (particularly the knees) to produce more power.
Matt Murton, Randy Messenger, and Mauro Gomez went out for yakitori on the team's day off on the 12th and chatted about pitch patterns in Japan.
Source:Daily Sports 2/14/2014
Gomez was seen touching Kakefu and Assistant Batting Coach Thomas O'Malley on Thursday. Reporters were not sure what was going on until they found out O'Malley suggested Gomez touch Kakefu for home run luck and himself for hitting luck.
Source: Sponichi 2/14/2014
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (right elbow inflammation) is hoping he will be ready to play in the exhibition season opener on the 22nd (vs Hiroshima).
According to Sponichi, he might not be ready to play until March 4 (exhibition game against Softbank).
Source: Daily Sports 2/14/2014
Chocolate Rankings: Ryota Arai led all players with twenty-four boxes. Takahiro Arai came in second with seventeen. Toritani was third with eleven. Shintaro Fujinami got five and finished in ninth.
Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2014