...Notes from Friday's game against the LG Twins:
The Eagles' roster was comprised of mostly the younger players.
The Twins beat the Lions, 2-0.
As a team, they managed only 2 hits. They also committed 3 errors.
...Teppei felt some discomfort in his back and did not play in Thursday's practice game against the Samsung Lions. He is still scheduled to play in the exhibition game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on Saturday.
...Additional notes from Thursday's practice game against the Samsung Lions:
Satoshi Nagai's required only 41 pitches through his first three innings of work. He ran into some trouble in his fourth and final inning, throwing 31 pitches (12 for balls) and giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. The defense didn't help much either
Takashi Kawai tossed a shutout inning and struck out 2. He did not give up a hit.
Naoto Watanbe started at short and batted second. Hit a double in the 6th.
Akihisa Makida started in right and batted third. He went 0-for-4.
The Eagles' run scored on a wild pitch in the 6th.
The line-up only managed 4 hits.