7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima was hit by a pitch in today's practice game against the Hanshin Tigers and later told reporters that getting hit by a softball was more painful.
And comments from Hideki Kuriyama and pitching coach Masato Yoshii on Saito's outing, via Sports Hochi:
Kuriyama: "[That home run he gave up] is just bad and I want him to think about that. ... I am not looking for him to become the ace of the staff. I am looking for more than that from him. ... But, despite all that. Honestly, he is making progress."
Yoshii: "Yu-chan did well. ... I want him to get batters that are waiting for fastballs out with the fastballs. He is more of a power pitcher than anyone else thinks. Offspeed pitches are no good."
The Fighters drew about 2,500 fans on Saturday.
====== UPDATE 2/13 @ 1:36am
Takahiro Imanami worked out at Ni-gun camp today because of pain in his right flank. Imanami suffered the injury on Saturday. The team feels it could be a muscle strain and has scheduled an examination at a hospital in Nago on Monday.