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[11/2/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Nov.03, 2014 @ 2:40 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right elbow) threw sixty-five pitches in the bullpen on Sunday. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/2/2014
  • Tatsunori Hara spent about thirty minutes explaining to Hirokazu Sawamura what a good forkball looks like when standings in the batter's box. Source: Sponichi 11/2/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Daiki Enokida wants to go back to being a starting pitcher next year. Source: Daily Sports 11/2/2014
  • Randy Messenger will begin a strengthening program in December, but will not touch a baseball until January. Source: Sponichi 11/2/2014
  • Pitching coach Kiyooki Nakanishi asked Seung-Hwan Oh to work on a pitch that has downward (sinking) movement during the off-season. Oh has been tinkering with a forkball. Source: Sponichi 11/2/2014 ... Oh could be working on a splitter. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/2/2014
  • Takahiro Arai may have been offered a salary of about 80 million yen for 2015, down from the 200 million yen he made this season. The two sides are slated to meet again soon. If discussions do not end well, Arai could leave. Source: Sanspo 11/2/2014
  • Shinya Azuhata was unable to attend practices on Saturday because of a high fever. Source: Sanspo 11/2/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Allen Kuri threw 101 pitches in the bullpen on Saturday and 120 on Sunday. Source: Daily Sports 11/2/2014
  • Kenta Maeda threw forty-one pitches in the bullpen on Saturday. It was his second session in as many days. Source: Daily Sports 11/2/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Head coach Shigekazu Mori and pitching coach Yui Tomori will also act as international scouts. Mori has been scouting talent in the Dominican Republic for the Chunichi and Tomori has connections in the United States from his days as a coach with the Boston Red Sox. Source: Daily Sports 11/2/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo told Tetsuto Yamada to be ready to play first and third for the Suzuki All-Star Series because Hiroshima's Ryosuke Kikuchi could end up at second. Source: Sanspo 11/2/2014

2 comments on “[11/2/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

  1. mika_chan

    Oniiiicha—n!!! Don’t leave please. Tori is already leaving. Ryota can’t afford to lose you as well. Ikanaide~ T^T

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