...Friday practice began indoors due to the rain. Friday was apparently colder than Thursday with strong winds. In the afternoon, the team went over signs behind closed doors.
...Satoshi Komatsu threw 36 pitches (including his slider, and fork) during indoor BP on Friday. He faced So Taguchi, Hirotoshi Kitagawa, and Takahiro Okada. Komatsu managed to keep most of his pitches down during the session.
...Shuichi Furukawa managed to retire 3 batters using just 6 pitches during his 1 inning of work in Thursday's intra-squad game. He got Naoyuki Ohmura to fly out to left on a 139km/h fastball on the outside corner; Aarom Baldiris grounded a 1-2 cutter to third; and Takeshi Hidaka swung at the first pitch, a curve, and flied out to right. Prior to getting into the game, Furukawa also threw 30 pitches in the bullpen.
Incidentally, scouts from the Chiba Lotte Marines, Yomiuri Giants, and Hanshin Tigers were on hand watching the game.