Hanshin Tigers vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu
Closed practice game
Pitchers used: Yuta Iwasada, Kentaro Kuwahara, Daiki Enokida, Yuya Ando, Ryoma Matsuda, Seung-Hwan Oh
Yuta Iwasada started the game and gave up two runs on five hits over 4.2 innings of work. With the score 1-0, he allowed the tying run to score on a RBI double to Kazuhiro Hatakeyama in the 4th. He gave up the lead in the 5th on an RBI single to Shingo Kawabata. He left the game with runners on first and second and two out.
Ryoma Matsuda entered the game in the 7th and allowed two runs on four consecutive hits before recording three straight outs (Fo3, Kl, G4). He topped out at 148km/h. Seung-Hwan Oh followed Matsuda pitched the 8th. He gave up a solo home run to Tetsuto Yamada.
Maru Gomez led off the 2nd inning with hit a home run off Taichi Ishiyama.
Pitchers used: Taichi Ishiyama, Ren Kazahari, Takeaki Tokuyama
Taichi Ishiyama started the game and gave up a run on five hits over six innings. He struck out six. Second round draft pick Ren Kazahari relieved Ishiyama and tossed two shutout innings. He gave up two hits, walked none, struck out two, and committed a balk.
Kazuhiro Hatakeyama recorded three hits, including two doubles.
Nobuyuki Okumura entered the game as a pinch-runner for Shingo Kawabata in the 5th. He recorded an RBI double to left off Ryoma Matsuda in the 7th.
Source: official report (Yakult), Daily Sports 3/18/2015, Daily Sports 3/18/2015, Daily Sports 3/18/2015, Sponichi 3/18/2015, Sponichi 3/18/2015, Sponichi 3/18/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/18/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015