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[3/3/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Mar.04, 2014 @ 12:34 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tetsuya Yamaguchi (left shoulder) threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen on Monday.  Pitching coach Kazuya Tabata stood in the batter's box.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/3/2014
  • Hisayoshi Chono has managed to get his Spanish up to a point where he can joke around a little with Leslie Anderson.  Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers visited Nishinomiya Shrine on Monday to pray for a successful season.  About 500 visitors were also at the shrine.  Source: Sanspo 3/3/2014
  • Seung Hwan Oh does not want to use mound differences as an excuse, since there are also differences in mounds between stadiums in Korea.  He plans to check as many mounds as he can before the start of the regular season.  Source: Sanspo 3/3/2014, Daily Sports 3/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/3/2014
  • Mauro Gomez will have his right knee re-evaluated on Wednesday.  The Tigers hope he will be ok to begin playing some time around the 15th.  Nothing will be certain until after they receive his test results. Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami could face Nippon Ham's Shohei Otani at Koshien on March 8.  Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2014, Daily Sports 3/3/2014, Sponichi 3/3/2014
  • In ten pre-season games through Sunday, Ryota Imanari is 13-for-31.  Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp closed out Okinawa camp on Monday.
  • Yuki Iwami, Jumpei Ono, Masamitsu Suzuki, and Seiya Suzuki will be sent down to Ni-gun.  Eishin Soyogi and Tomohiro Abe will be called up to Ichi-gun.  Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera, 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri, 3rd round draft pick Kosuke Tanaka, and 4th round draft pick Keita Nishihara will continue workouts with the Ichi-gun team.  Source: Sponichi 3/3/2014

[3/3/2014] Practice, Intra-squad Games

by on Mar.03, 2014 @ 11:39 pm, under NPB
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=== Intra-squad Games ===

Hiroshima Carp

Whites 13 - Reds 5

  • Kenta Maeda started the game and gave up four runs on seven hits over two innings of work.  He threw mostly fastballs and a splitter.  He did not throw the slider.  He topped out at 151km/h even though he was only throwing at seventy to eighty percent.
  • Bryan Bullington gave up two runs on six hits over two innings.
  • Shota Dobayashi started at third for the Whites and batted sixth.  He went 3-for-5: two-run single to right in the 1st; RBI single to left in the 5th; two-run triple to center in the 6th.
  • Seiya Suzuki went 0-for-3.

Source: Sanspo 3/3/2014Daily Sports 3/3/2014, Sponichi 3/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/3/2014, Daily Sports 3/4/2014, Daily Sports 3/4/2014, Daily Sports 3/4/2014

[3/2/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Mar.02, 2014 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Nobutaka Imamura (left shoulder tightness) told reporters on Sunday that he was fine and that he felt no discomfort in his shoulder.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2014
  • Takayuki Terauchi (right shoulder discomfort) joined general workouts at Giants Stadium on Sunday.  Terauchi did not do any throwing during fielding practice to keep strain off the shoulder.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Assistant Batting Coach Thomas O'Malley has been helping Mauro Gomez as he makes his way back from right knee pain.  Source: Daily Sports 3/2/2014 ... Gomez took live batting practice indoors on Sunday.  It was his first round of live BP since February 23.  Source: Sanpso 3/2/2014
  • Takumi Akiyama is slated to pitch in an exhibition game against Softbank on March 4.  Source: Sanspo 3/2/2014
  • Yuya Ando is scheduled to pitch in a Kyoiku League game against Softbank on March 5.  Source: Sanspo 3/2/2014
  • 6th round draft pick Suguru Iwazaki will likely get a chance to start and pitch three innings during his next outing.  Source: Sanspo 3/2/2014

Hiroshima Carp

Name Type Date NP Notes
Daichi Osera Bullpen 3/2 131 Sports Hochi 3/2/2014

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  • Kenta Maeda practice game outing on Sunday was rained out.  An intra-squad game was added to Monday's schedule.  Maeda is scheduled to pitch in the game.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2014

[2/27/2014] Hiroshima Carp News and Notes

by on Feb.28, 2014 @ 4:59 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Daichi Osera Bullpen 2/26 75 Threw ten splitters.  Daily Sports 2/27/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Yuya Fukui is slated to pitch in a practice game against KIA on the 28th.  Source: Sponichi 2/27/2014

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1st round draft pick Daichi Osera received tips on how to throw the splitter from Kenta Maeda while playing catch on Wednesday.  He immediately gave the pitch a try during a bullpen session later in the day.  He is scheduled to start a practice game against KIA on the 28th.

Source: Daily Sports 2/27/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2014

[2/25/2014] Hiroshima Carp News and Notes

by on Feb.26, 2014 @ 1:42 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Keisuke Imai Bullpen 2/25 66 In preparation for practice game start against Yomiuri on Wednesday.  Sponichi 2/25/2014
Kenta Maeda BPs 2/24 33 Faced 9 hitters; threw 10 splitters; struck out Brad Eldred and Kila Ka'aihue with splitters; allowed 1 could-be hit; fastball topped out at 146km/h, splitter at 138km/h.  Sports Hochi 2/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/25/2014, Sponichi 2/25/2014
Daichi Osera Bullpen 2/24 81 Tested the fork.  Daily Sports 2/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/25/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Kenta Maeda is scheduled to pitch in a practice game against Nippon Ham on March 2.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2014 ... Maeda feels his splitter will have to reach the 140km/h range to be effective.  Source: Sponichi 2/25/2014
  • Keisuke Imai missed workouts on the 24th with a stomach ache.  He returned to practices on Tuesday.  He is scheduled to start a practice game against Yomiuri on the 26th.  Source: Sponichi 2/25/2014

[2/24/2014] Hiroshima Carp News and Notes

by on Feb.24, 2014 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Kenta Maeda BPs 2/24 33 Face 9 hitters; allowed one hit -- single to center by Shota Dobayashi.  Daily Sports 2/24/2014, Sports Hochi 2/24/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Takaya Kawauchi joined Ichi-gun camp in Okinawa on Monday. ... Keisuke Imai was excused from practices on Monday because he was not feeling well.  Source: Daily Sports 2/24/2014
  • 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri will start and pitch three innings against Yokohama on Tuesday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/24/2014

[2/23/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Feb.24, 2014 @ 1:30 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Name Type Date NP Notes
Nobutaka Imamura Bullpen 2/23 30 Standing catcher; resumed throwing after having problems with tightness in his left shoulder.  Nikkan Sports 2/23/2014

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  • Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camps have the day off on Monday.
  • Kentaro Nishimura took a batted ball off his left chest in the 9th inning of Sunday's exhibition game against Rakuten.  He was taken to a hospital in Naha and diagnosed with a bruise.  Source: Sponichi 2/23/2014

Hiroshima Carp

Name Type Date NP Notes
Bryan Bullington BP 2/21 30 Faced Jun Hirose and Yoshihiro Maru; allowed 6 could-be hits; also hit Hirose in the back with a pitch.  Daily Sports 2/22/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Ichi-gun camp has the day off on Monday.
  • Sho Aranami hurt his right ring finger while playing defense in the 4th inning of Sunday's exhibition game against Nippon Ham.  He is scheduled to return to Tokyo on the 24th for an examination.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2014

[2/21/2014] Hiroshima Carp News and Notes

by on Feb.22, 2014 @ 12:53 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Kenta Maeda BP 2/21 46 Faced Yoshihiro Maru and Jun Hirose; allowed eight could-be hits; including splitter; first batting practice outing.  Daily Sports 2/21/2014, Sports Hochi 2/21/2014
Daichi Osera Bullpen 2/21 74 In preparation for his exhibition game start against Hanshin on Saturday.  Sports Hochi 2/21/2014

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Quick Notes

  • An opening ceremony was held at Koza Shinkin Stadium before practices on Friday.  Source: Daily Sports 2/21/2014
  • Kenta Maeda is scheduled to pitch in a batting practice scrimmage on the 24th.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/21/2014
  • Daichi Osera is slated to pitch two innings in Saturday's exhibition game against Hanshin.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/21/2014

[2/19/2014] Hiroshima Carp News and Notes

by on Feb.20, 2014 @ 3:18 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Daichi Osera Bullpen 2/19 91 Sports Hochi 2/19/2014
Kenta Maeda Bullpen 2/18 63 Including seven splitters.  Daily Sports 2/19/2014
Bryan Bullington Bullpen 2/18 62 Nikkan Sports 2/19/2014

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Quick Notes

  • The Ichi-gun team closed out practices at Nichinan camp on Wednesday.  Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camps have the day off on the 20th.
  • 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera started taking thirty minute baths during camp and found that his body felt better the following day.  Source: Tokyo Sports 2/19/2014
  • Kenta Maeda could to pitch two innings in a practice game against Nippon Ham on March 2.  Source: Daily Sports 2/19/2014
  • Bryan Bullington is also scheduled to pitch in the practice game on March 2.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/19/2014
  • 3rd round draft pick Kosuke Tanaka is scheduled to play in Saturday's exhibition game against Hanshin.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/19/2014

[2/18/2014] Hiroshima Carp News and Notes

by on Feb.19, 2014 @ 2:05 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Bryan Bullington Bullpen 2/18 ~60 Including breaking pitches.  Sports Hochi 2/18/2014
Allen Kuri Bullpen 2/18 162 Nikkan Sports 2/18/2014

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Quick Notes

  • The Ichi-gun team will be traveling to Okinawa after practices on the 19th.  Okinawa camp will start on the 21st.
  • 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera is scheduled to start in an exhibition game against Hanshin on the 22nd.  He will go two to three innings.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/18/2014
  • 3rd round draft pick Kosuke Tanaka is also slated to play in the exhibition game against Hanshin on the 22nd.  Source: Daily Sports 2/18/2014