=== 2/22/2010 1:34am JST
...Mamoru Kishida threw 112 pitches in a bullpen session on Sunday. Kishida had been working his way back from a left injury he suffered while training in January. He will likely pitch during an intra-squad game on the 25th.
=== 2/21/2010 11:28pm JST
...Notes from Sunday's intra-squad practice game:
Chihiro Kaneko started and threw 4 scoreless innings. He struck out the side in the first and ended his outing with 7 strike outs in all. Kaneko never managed to hit 140km/h and told reporters he was throwing at about 60%.
Tomotaka Sakaguchi hit a solo home run off Kazuki Kondo in his second at bat.
...Notes from Saturday's intra-squad practice game:
Hiroshi Kisanuki tossed four shutout innings while giving up a hit and striking out three. He topped out at 145km/h. Kisanuki got So Taguchi to ground into a double play in the 4th with runners on first and second and no out.
Yoshihisa Hirano tossed a perfect inning in relief.
Shogo Akada started in right and batted second. He went 0-for-3.
...Akinobu Okada is apparently thinking of using Hirano out of the pen but also realizes he can start.