Today's practice game against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Stadium (Dragons 3 - Swallows 1): Katsuki Akagawa gave up two runs on five hits and four walks over five innings of work. ... Yuhei collected two doubles. [Nikkan Sports]
Junji Ogawa on the starting rotation: "In order to play out a full season, you ideally want eight starters. Basically, you have your core starting five, plus three others that provide back-up. I at least want to be prepared."