This post will be updated throughout the day.
Today's practice game against the Hanwha Eagles:
Giants lost the game, 3-2.
Brian Bannister started the game and threw 3 shutout innings.
Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) entered the game in the 4th and tossed 2 shutout innings while allowing 2 hits. He also topped out at 149km/h and struck out 4.
1st inning - single to center, double to right, strikeout swinging (off-speed pitch), strikeout swinging (fastball), fly out to left.
2nd inning - strikeout swinging (off-speed pitch), strikeout looking, foul out to first.
Jonathan Albaladejo gave up 3 runs over 2 innings of work.
Tetsuya Yamaguchi pitched a shutout inning and gave up 1 hit and struck out 2.
Levi Romero entered the game in the 9th and did not allow a run.
Hirokazu Sawamura ran for about 40 minutes during his day off yesterday. He also did some shadow pitching at night.
Upcoming starting pitching schedule:
2/26 - vs Yokohama (Naha) - Dickey Gonzalez
2/27 - vs Yakult (Naha) - Carlos Torres
3/2 - vs Seibu (Tokyo Dome) - Sawamura
3/3 - vs Seibu (Tokyo Dome) - Shun Tono
Tatsunori Hara wants to have a good idea of what the rotation is going to be like by 3/3. That means there's a limited amount of time for pitchers to show they're capable of being in the rotation. Seth Greisinger, Brian Bannister, Gonzalez, and Torres will also need to turn it up a notch as the Giants will probably only carry 2 foreign pitchers.