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[2/16/2014] Hiroshima Carp News and Notes

by on Feb.17, 2014 @ 6:17 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Kenta Maeda Bullpen 2/16 56 Second session in as many days; including splitter; Yoshiyuki Ishihara caught the session; set personal high for most pitches in one session for spring camp this year.  Sports Hochi 2/16/2014, Sanspo 2/16/2014
Daichi Osera BPs 2/15   Faced Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Yoshihiro Maru, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Kila Ka'aihue, Brad Eldred, Kenta Kurihara, Jun Hirose, and Eishin Soyogi; used the wind-up for the first four and the slide step from the remaining four; struck out Kurihara on a fastball and Maru on a cutter; gave up one hit, a double to left-center to Hirose, on a cutter; 14 pitches were fouled off; topped out at 150km/h.  Daily Sports 2/16/2014, Sponichi 2/16/2014
Allen Kuri BPs 2/15 32 Faced eight hitters and gave up two hits and two walks.  Nikkan Sports 2/16/2014
Keita Nishihara BPs 2/15   Faced eight hitters and allowed four hits, including one over the fence.  Daily Sports 2/16/2014
Kenta Maeda Bullpen 2/15 40 Nikkan Sports 2/16/2014

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Quick Notes

  • The Carp are interested in inviting figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at Mazda Stadium.  Hanyu is from Sendai, but is apparently a Hiroshima fan.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/16/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera and 4th round draft pick Keita Nishihara are scheduled to pitch in an intra-squad game on the 18th.  Source: Daily Sports 2/16/2014Daily Sports 2/16/2014

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Dodger's Senior Manager of International Scounting Operations Hidenori Sueyoshi was at Nichinan camp on Saturday.  He and Rangers scout Joe Yuichi Furukawa watched Kenta Maeda toss a bullpen session.

Source: Sponichi 2/16/2014, Daily Sports 2/16/2014