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[2/18/2014] Yomiuri Giants News and Notes

by on Feb.19, 2014 @ 2:48 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Ryuya Matsumoto Bullpen 2/18 100 Tossed session because Ni-gun practice game start against Doosan was canceled.  Nikkan Sports 2/18/2014
Kazuto Taguchi Bullpen 2/18 30 All fastballs; Taishi Ota and Daisuke Nakai stood in the batter's box.  Nikkan Sports 2/18/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camps have the day off on the 19th.
  • Shinnosuke Abe spent some time giving Leslie Anderson advice on his swing after general workouts on the 17th.  Source: Tokyo Sports 2/18/2014, Sponichi 2/18/2014
  • Ryuya Matsumoto is scheduled to start a practice game against Hiroshima on the 23rd.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/18/2014
  • Players are swinging a mini-bat (sixty centimeters, 830 grams) with their top hand when hitting balls off a tee.  Hideki Matsui told coaches it was a drill used by the Yankees to help players improve the use of their top hands.  Source: Sponichi 2/18/2014

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Tetsuya Yamaguchi was diagnosed with some minor inflammation in his left shoulder.  He will rejoin the team on the 20th.

Source: Sanspo 2/18/2014

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Hirokazu Ibata tries to swing at every pitch the batting practice pitcher throws, regardless of location.  He does this because he feels he is not the type of hitter that can afford to swing the bat late and instead has to practice reacting to the ball.

Source: Tokyo Sports 2/18/2014