...The weather wasn't good on Friday, but not bad enough to keep the team indoors. It had been fairly hot in Ishigakishima over the last couple days so the players were actually happy to see things cool down a bit.
...Michael Tejera threw about 30 pitches during a bullpen session on Friday. Norifumi Nishimura told reporters that Tejera didn't throw enough pitches for him to say anything constructive and will reserve his judgment until he gets a chance to see him pitch during one of the intra-squad games on Saturday or Sunday.
...For situational BP on Thursday, Nishimura had the team working on the following three situations: no outs, runner on first; no outs runner on second; and 1 out, runners on first and third. He had every right-handed batter take part in the practice and also had everyone work on their bunts.
...Takashi Ogino managed to turn some heads with his speed during situational BP on Thursday when he beat out two grounders (runner on second, no out, a regular chopper to short and runners on first and third, 1 out, a bunt to first) for hits.
...Tadahito Iguchi showed off his bat control during situational BP on Thursday. He managed to go the other way on a pitch and laid down two good bunts.
...Tae-Gyun Kim practiced with the team as usually on Thursday morning. But after complaining of dizziness during afternoon practice, the team sent Kim back to his hotel room for rest. Nishimura told reporters that it was probably fatigue-related and that Kim actually wanted to continue practicing. Nishimura added that Kim should be ok for practice on Friday.
On Friday, Kim started practice with the rest of the team, but after taking some grounders on the field, he once again complained of dizziness and was given the rest of the day off. Kim is still set to play in an intra-squad practice game on Saturday.