Samurai Japan, already thin in the outfield department, is getting ready to do without Seiya Suzuki, while Yu Darvish, who has been omnipresent at the team’s camp in Miyazaki, earns extra praise from the skipper, and Koji Uehara drew on his experience with infamous umpire Bob Davidson to offer some advice for this year’s team.
Let’s get to it, shall we?
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Yu Darvish threw some live BP at Samurai Japan’s WBC training camp in Miyazaki on Tuesday. The first batter he faced, Munetaka Murakami, took him out to dead center, and I’ve got the video, and an English translation of Darvish’s media availability afterward.
“My goal today was more to get a feel for things rather than being precise in my deliveries,” Darvish said. “It was really fun with so many fans coming out to see us.”
“The instant he (Murakami) hit it, I thought it was gone. But for him to do that so soon into my stint, and to hit it where he did, I felt a little sad.”
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