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Yakult Swallows: February 8, 2012

by on Feb.08, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Katsuki Akagawa threw seventy-two pitches during batting practice and allowed seven could-be hits, including two over the fence.  He also struggled with his control.


Junji Ogawa was not happy about the outfielders making bad throws in the outfield during situational BP (with base-runners) today.


The Swallows' new pitching machine (est 2.5M yen) broke on the first day of use (before anyone had a chance to hit against it).


Special instructor Tsutomu Wakamatsu gave Masayoshi Miwa, Ryosuke Morioka, Yuhei Takai, and Tsuyoshi Ueda tips on how to bunt after general practices on Tuesday.


Tsubakuro visited spring camp in Urasoe on Tuesday in connection with a segment for a TV program.

====== UPDATE 2/9 @ 1:52am

Yoshinori Sato is working on keeping his gloved hand down during his delivery.