...Notes from the practice game against the LG Twins on Sunday:
Yudai Kawai started and threw 3 shutout innings. He also struck out the side in the third.
Yoshihiro Suzuki tossed 2 shutout innings while giving up just 1 hit.
Nobumasa Fukuda (started at first and batted 6th) hit a 2-run home run in the 6th.
The Dragons beat the LG Twins, 5-0.
...TV personality Monta Mino dropped by Dragons' camp on Sunday and spent about an hour talking to Hiromitsu Ochiai for a TV program. Mino told reporters that Ochiai seemed a lot more relaxed this year than last year and appeared to have complete faith in his players.
...Additional notes from Saturday's game against Samsung Lions:
...Both Yusuke Matsui and Masato Matsui played in the game. Y. Matsui went 2-for-3.
...Ryota Arai hit a 2-run double in the 8th.
...Junki Ito struck out three straight batters in the first inning (the first two on the fork and the last on a curve).