This post will be updated throughout the day.
Today's practice game against the Samsung Lions:
Yoshinori Sato gave up a run on 2 hits and three walks over 2 innings of work. He also threw his new two-seamer about 15 times.
Norichika Aoki started in center and batted 1st. He went 1-for-2 with a stolen base.
The entire offense managed only 3 hits.
Koki Watanabe was diagnosed with a mild strain in his right flank and will be out 1-2 weeks. Watanabe suffered the injury during practice on the 15th. Watanabe will be sent down to Ni-gun camp for rehab.
The media learned yesterday that group of people living in Kuroshio, Kochi is planning on setting up a private support group for Masanori Ishikawa. The group will attend games in places like Matsuyama, Ehime and at Koshien and cheer for Ishikawa.