=== 2/11/2010 12:18am JST
...Junki Ito pitched in a simulated game on Wednesday and didn't have a really good outing: he faced 17 batters and surrendered 17 hits. After general practice, he worked with head coach Shigekazu Mori in the bullpen.
...Akihiro Maeda picked up a hit against both Ito and Maximo Nelson during a simulated game on Tuesday.
...Tony Blanco also had two at bats in the simulated game, hitting a double off Nelson and then a home run off Minoru Iwata. After the simulate game, Blanco hit 10 HRs (4 of which completely left the stadium) during BP.
=== 2/10/2010 5:11pm JST
...Daisuke Yamaii was given a warning by umps over his double-leg pump during his bullpen session on Wednesday. Yamaii told reporters that he wasn't intentionally trying to break the rules and that he was simply working through his delivery.
For those that don't know what a double-leg pump delivery entails, check out Hisashi Iwakuma's old delivery for a good example.
...The two hits Masahiko Morino recorded during a simulated game on Tuesday: a double to right and a double down the left field line. Morino said that he was able to get the bat head out much quicker after making revisions to his batting stance.
...Wei-Ying Chen's new wife can speak English. Looks like that could be a big help if / when he decides to head to the US. The two have plans to hold a wedding ceremony in Taiwan sometime in January 2011.