...Hiroshima announced on Wednesday that they will be updating the scoreboard to display the balls and strikes in the new balls to strikes order. The changes should be ready by May. Until then, balls and strikes will be displayed in the current manner, strikes to balls.
...Takeshi Komatsu is scheduled to start Thursday's game against the Seibu Lions (exhibition game).
...The Carp won their "first game" under Kenjiro Nomura when they beat the Chunichi Dragons on Tuesday. It was their 5th non-intra-squad game.