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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.

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

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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).

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

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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.