...Notes from Monday's practice game against the LG Twins:
Ryo Kawashima started and threw 4 shutout innings while striking out 4 and giving up 3 hits.
Tony Barnette threw 4 shutout innings, gave up 3 hits, struck out 4, and hit 147km/h on the radar gun.
Norichika Aoki started in center and batted third. He hit a double in his second at bat in the fourth and was replaced by a pinch-runner.
Jamie D'Antona went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.
Atsushi Kinugawa went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
The Swallows beat the Twins, 5-2. They banged out a total 10 hits.
...Yoshinori Sato managed to hit the 150km/h range despite pitching out of the stretch on Sunday. He also seemed to be holding the ball deeper in his hand (less fingertips), and further away from the seems, in an attempt to alleviate his blister problems.