Tatsunori Hara told reporters that Ryosuke Miyaguni was still a candidate to make the opening day roster despite giving up four runs on eight hits over 4.1 innings of work during today's exhibition game start against the Chunichi Dragons.
Ryota Wakiya threw twenty baseballs into a net during workouts at Giants Stadium today. It was the first time he threw the ball since having surgery on his right elbow.
Hara took Hayato Sakamoto to the bullpen before Wednesday's game against the Orix Buffaloes and spent about thirty minutes giving him help on his swing. Whether or not the session with Hara actually helped, who knows, but Sakamoto did managed to collect his first hit in twenty-two trips to the plate: a two-runner homer to left in the 6th inning.