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Yakult Swallows Spring Camp News and Notes: February 7, 2011

by on Feb.07, 2011 @ 4:57 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

====== 2/7 @ 11:17pm

Kazuki Fukuchi stayed back after general practice for extra work on hitting today.

====== 2/7 @ 4:57pm

Yuki Shichijo (2nd round) faced Hiroyasu Tanaka and Shingo Kawabata during BP today and threw his fastball, slider, and change.

Said Shichijo, "I was a little nervous at first and despite having a hard time reading the batters, I really wanted to good feel for the strike zone.  I threw at about 70% today."


Tony Barnette also tossed BP today and said afterward, "My feel for the fastball is better than before.  I just need to work on brushing up my off-speed pitches."


Masato Nakazawa made an appearance during BP yesterday and threw 45 pitches to Kazuhiro Hatakeyama and Kawabata and gave up 5 could-be hits.  He also threw 5 shutos (new pitch he's working) and said that he was glad he was able to test it out against live hitters and that he planned on using it a lot more moving forward.