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[11/17/2015] Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Nov.18, 2015 @ 1:28 am, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

  • Practice game against Matsuyama Phoenix on November 15: Ren Kazahari entered the game in the 5th inning and tossed two shutout innings and allowed one hit. He topped out at 142km/h. Source: Sanspo 11/16/2015 ... Takahiro Araki recorded three hits: a single to left in the 1st inning, an RBI double to left in the 2nd inning, and a single to right in the 8th inning. Source: Sanspo 11/16/2015
  • Yoshihisa Naruse threw 534 pitches during eight days of fall camp. Includes pitches thrown during bullpen sessions, batting practice on November 11 (eighty-five pitches), and a practice game on November 15 (nineteen pitches). Source: Sanspo 11/16/2015

Yomiuri Giants

  • Hayato Takagi threw 116 pitches in the bullpen on November 15. About half were fork balls. Source: Sponichi 11/16/2015, Daily Sports 11/16/2015
  • Taishi Ota went 2-for-2 with a walk during a batting practice scrimmage on November 15. He hit a single to left off Toshiyuki Yanuki in his second at bat and a double off the wall in left off Keigo Tahara in his third at bat. Source: Sponichi 11/16/2015
  • Chiaki Tone has plans to train and hunt in Florida with Scott Mathieson for about three weeks, beginning in early December. Source: Spnichi 11/17/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Intra-squad game on November 16: Ikusei catcher Fumihito Haraguchi got the start at first and batted eighth for the Reds. He hit a home run off Kazuhito Futagami in the 5th inning. Source: Daily Sports 11/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015 ... Ryota Imanari started at third and batted third for the Reds. He went 2-for-3: G6, 1B8, 2B7. ... Hiroya Shimamoto started the game for the Reds and tossed three shutout innings. He allowed three hits. Source: Sanspo 11/17/2015 ... Hiroaki Saiuchi relieved Shimamoto and tossed two shutout innings. He allowed one hit and struck out three. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015 ... Suguru Iwazaki started the game for the Whites and tossed three shutout innings while allowing three hits. Source: Sanspo 11/17/2015
  • Intra-squad game on November 15: Takumi Akiyama started the game for the Whites. He tossed three shutout innings and allowed two hits. Source: Sanspo 11/16/2015 ... Yuta Iwasada started the game for the Reds and gave up three runs over three innings of work. Source: Sanspo 11/16/2015
  • Shintaro Yokota will play winter ball in Taiwan from November 28 until December 20. Source: Daily Sports 11/17/2015, Sanspo 11/17/2015
  • Fall practices at Naruohama ended on November 17. Masayuki Kakefu felt Takashi Shimizu was his fall practice MVP (lot of improvement in his hitting). Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015
  • Kyuji Fujikawa's role has not yet been set. He could pitch out of the starting rotation or the bullpen, a lot will depend on what the team needs and his condition. Tomoaki Kanemoto does not plan on giving Fujikawa any preferential treatment based on his past accomplishments with the team. He wants the veteran to set an example for the younger pitchers and be a selfless part of the team. Source: Daily Sports 11/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015, Sponichi 11/16/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Intra-squad game on November 16: Yuta Nakamura tossed two shutout innings. He allowed two hits and walked two. Source: Daily Sports 11/17/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hitoki Iwase tossed a bullpen session at the World Wing training facilities in Hyogo on November 16. He threw about thirty pitches to a standing catcher. Source: Daily Sports 11/17/2015
  • Ryuya Ogawa threw 140 pitches in the bullpen at Nagoya Stadium on November 16. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars