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Practice Games from February 20, 2012

by on Feb.20, 2012 @ 11:19 pm, under NPB

[Post will be updated as needed - LAST UPDATE 2/21 @ 10:55pm]

Yakult Swallows vs Orix Buffaloes (@ Urasoe)

Buffaloes 9 - Swallows 3

Swallows official coverage

  • Katsuki Akagawa started the game for Yakult and struggled his control in the first inning, hitting/walk three batters in a row with one out before givings up a grand slam to Takahiro Okada.  Akagawa allowed four runs on five hits over four innings of work.  He also walked/hit three and struck out three. [Sanspo, Sponichi]
  • Cha-Seung Baek started the game for Orix and gave up two runs over three innings of work.  Baek struggled with his control, particularly in the 3rd when he gave up two runs on three hits and two walks and needed forty-two pitches to get out of the inning.  He needed a total ninety-four pitches to get through three innings. [Nikkan Sports]
  • With the bases loaded and one out in the 1st inning, Takahiro Okada (ORI) hit a homer to right off Katsuki Akagawa.  Okada collected a total two hits and four RBI in three trips to the plate. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]
  • Tomotaka Sakaguchi (ORI) was hit by a pitch and removed from the game.  He was later taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a contusion. [Sanspo]
  • Shunta (ORI) collected two hits and two RBI. [Sponichi]
  • Dae-Ho Lee (ORI) walked twice and hit a single to right in three trips to the plate. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Tsuyoshi Ueda (YAK) started in center and batted second.  He collected two hits and stole on base: single to center then stole second in the 1st inning, double to left-center in the third inning. [Sanspo]
  • Shinya Miyamoto (YAK) was the starting DH and batted sixth.  He got one plate appearance: fly out to right [Daily Sports, Sponichi]