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Yakult Swallows: February 19, 2012

by on Feb.19, 2012 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Saturday

  • Masanori Ishikawa threw thirty pitches in the bullpen, including his new fork. (Sanspo)

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Today was the last day of the third block of spring camp for the Ni-gun Swallows.  The Ni-gun Swallows have the day off tomorrow.

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Ryoji Aikawa currently weighs ninety-three kilograms and would like to stay above ninety for the start of the regular season.

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Junji Ogawa hinted to reporters on Saturday that Masanori Ishikawa may be his current pick to start on opening day.  Ishikawa is currently scheduled to start a game against the Hanshin Tigers on February 25.

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Shohei Tateyama could get to pitch against the Rakuten Eagles on February 26.

Between bullpen sessions and situational batting practice, Tateyama threw a total 136 pitches on Saturday.

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Eiji Bando visited Swallows' camp on Saturday.