This post will be updated throughout the day.
Yesterday's intra-squad game:
Kentaro Nishimura threw 2 shutout innings for the red team.
Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) threw a total 17 pitches during his 2 inning outing.
Tetsuya Utsumi pitched 2 shutout innings for the red team and gave up 2 hits.
===== 2/16 @ 10:41pm
Takahiko Nomaguchi threw 216 pitches in the bullpen today. Pitching coach Masaki Saito also stood in the batter's box to check on Nomaguchi's off-speed pitches.
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Shun Tono threw 300 pitches in the bullpen today. This coming on the heals of tossing two inning during an intra-squad game outing yesterday.
The Giants announced yesterday that Shigeo Nagashima's scheduled visit on the 18th was canceled because he had a cold.
The Giants drew about 7,700 fans yesterday.
Sanspo is carrying the following interview with Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round):
What are your thoughts after your first outing?
It kind of felt a little short, but a little long... But I had fun throwing in front of all the fans.
Were you able to take anything away from the outing?
I was get ahead in the count and I was able to get strikes even when I fell behind 2-0. I do need to work on continuing improving the high fastball.
You got a strike with a slider after falling behind 2-0 [to Shigeyuki Furuki]...
I threw two fastballs that ended up balls. I wasn't feeling very balanced throwing the fastball and sometimes I like to turn to off-speed pitches to help me regain my balance. I was also good that I was able to get a second strike with a fastball after that.
Did this help you with your confidence?
This was an intra-squad game. I can't really say until I start pitching in exhibition games. It would also be wrong of me to think of how great I am. I need to stay ambitious as I continue to move forward.
Incidentally, Shinnosuke Abe told reporters the he and Sawamura got their signals crossed on the pitch that got Furuki to strikeout -- Abe called for a fastball, but Sawamura thought he was calling for a fork and threw that instead.
Sawamura's next outing could come on the 20th against the Rakuten Eagles.