=== 2/13/2010 12:35am JST
...Friday's intra-squad practice game notes:
Hitoshi Yamamoto tossed 2 shutout inning and didn't give up a hit.
Kyohei Muranaka went 3 innings and gave up a run on 4 hits and struck out 1.
Jun Matsui gave up 2 runs on 3 hits (including a HR) and 2 walks over 2 innings of work.
Tsuyoshi Ueda (lead-off batter, CF) went 2-for-4 with a HR and 2 RBI.
Yasushi Iihara (batted 3rd, DH) went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI.
Shingo Kawabata (batted 5th, 3B) went 3-for-5 with a HR and 2 RBI.
=== 2/12/2010 10:06pm JST
...Ryohei Kawamoto complained of pain in his left flank and did not attend practice on Friday. Kawamoto had been having problems with his left flank and even had it tested. No word on when he will be returning at this point in time.
...Some additional notes from Thursday's intra-squad practice game:
Yasushi Iihara went 0-for-4 with a walk, a GIDP, and CS.
The two runners Yuhei Nakamura managed to throw out during Thursday's game: Iihara and Hiroyasu Tanaka. Nakamura has been timed to get his throws off to second in 1.78 seconds.
...Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi topped out at 138km/h on the radar gun.
...Nakamura has also been keeping notes on each of the pitchers on the staff (types of pitches, his thoughts on each pitcher).
...About 1,300 fans showed up to camp on Thursday.