Professional baseball Lotte Rookie Sasaki pitching practice at a shorter distance than usual February 23 20:59
Professional baseball Lotte's No. 1 draft rookie, Aki Sasaki, entered the bullpen and practiced pitching against a catcher who was sitting closer than usual.
Sasaki pitcher has been making adjustments while accompanying the expedition of one army member. On the 23rd, he practiced pitching with a bullpen at the stadium in Kochi City where a practice game with Seibu was held.
It was the first time for Sasaki to enter the bullpen for the fifth time since the 13th of this month, and was closed to the press.
Sasaki pitched 26 balls with the catcher standing first. After that, as directed by pitcher coach Rihito Yoshii, he threw 23 balls this time to the catcher sitting on the home base, which is closer than usual.
According to Yoshii, coaching the catcher was one of the aims of pitching Sasaki without worrying about the form.
After pitching practice, pitcher Sasaki said that all 49 pitches were straight on the 23rd. When I sat down the catcher, I thought the angles and heights would be different again, so I would like to throw a strong ball while firmly organizing it. "