...Notes from Thursday's practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters:
Takumi Kobe hit a 2-run home run off Kazuhito Tadano in the 9th inning. Kobe also made some error with the glove and on the base paths.
The Fighters beat the Marines, 4-3.
...Norifumi Nishimura wasn't happy with the outcome of Thursday's game because the team made a number of careless mistakes.
...Additional notes from Wednesday's practice game against the SK Wyverns:
Takumi Nasuno went 3 innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and 6 walks. While he topped out in the 140km/h range in the bullpen, he could only manage 138km/h during the game.
Yuta Kimura tossed 2 shutout innings.
...Yuki Karakawa's start on the 25th against the Nippon Ham Fighters (practice game) was canceled due to blister problems on his right middle finger. His first started was pushed off again and will now come against the Yokohama Bay Stars (exhibition game) on 3/3.