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Yokohama Bay Stars: February 12, 2012

by on Feb.12, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Sunday

  • Daisuke Miura faced Yuki Yoshimura and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo during batting practice and allowed six could be hits on fifty-seven pitches (three hits to each).  He also tossed a bullpen session before the batting practice outing.  Total pitches thrown: 162. (Sports Hochi, Nikkan Sports)

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Today was the last day of the second block of camp for the Ichi-gun roster.  The team has the day off tomorrow.

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The Bay Stars drew about 3,000 fans on Saturday.

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As of the end of practices today, Daisuke Miura has thrown over 1,0000 pitches since the start of spring camp.

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Kiyoshi Nakahata threw 103 pitches to Yuta Naito during morning batting practice today.  It took about fifteen minutes to throw all 103 pitches.

The media learned on Saturday that Nakahata will be appearing in a TV commercial for Mobage's pro yakyu card game.  Shooting for the commercial will take place on Monday and will begin airing on opening day (March 30).

Nakahata watched Saturday's game from the dugouts on both sides of the field, from left field, and from the camera well in foul territory.

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Talento Monta Mino visited Ginowan camp today.

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Shun Yamamguchi was warned by umpire Kota Kawaguchi about a possible two-step pitching motion on Saturday (he was dangling his left foot during his delivery).

====== UPDATE 2/13 @ 1:46am

Norihiro Nakamura will be called up to Ichi-gun camp on TuesdayMasanori Hayashi and I-Cheng Wang will be sent down to Ni-gun camp.

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Yokohama Bay Stars: February 1, 2012

by on Feb.01, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Kiyoshi Nakahata told reporters on Tuesday that other than Alex Ramirez, everyone else on the team had to compete for a spot.

Nakahata showed up on the field at 9:07am and showed the media his Yokohama uniform and the number 70.

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Daisuke Miura and Yuki Kuniyoshi left the team hotel at around 6:10 for an early morning walk (lasted about thirty minutes).

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Yoshitomo Tsutsugo took part in a fielding practice session that lasted about forty minutes.  It was originally supposed to last twenty minutes but the time was doubled by Nakahata.  Yuta Naito, attempting a possible position change to the infield, was also part of the group.

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Alex Ramirez spent some time giving Yuki Yoshimura pointers on hitting.

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Team owner Makoto Haruta plans to stick around in Okinawa until Sunday (February 5).

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Bullpen sessions:

Wednesday

Every pitcher at Ginowan tossed a bullpen session with squatting catcher.

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Shun Yamaguchi threw 73 pitches.

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Kentaro Takasaki threw 58 pitches to a squatting catcher.

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Masanori Hayashi threw 50 pitches.

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