=== 3/5/2010 1208:am JST
...Seiichi Uchikiawa is going to try using a mouth guard. He'll be wearing one beginning on the 5th.
=== 3/4/2010 9:34pm JST
...Takao Obana likes what he sees in Yoshitomo Tsutsugo. So much so that he's now apparently thinking about having him work in the outfield to get him more at bats (the other coaches agreed with him during a meeting on Tuesday). With Shuichi Murata at third, Tsutsugo likely won't get to see much action there. To that end, Tsutsugo worked out for about 20 minutes in right field prior to an exhibition game on Wednesday.
...According to Sponichi, the Bay Stars have not recorded a run scoring hit in 32 innings consecutive innings (2 exhibition games and 2 practice games). In looking over the games, they did score a run on a sac fly hit by Keijiro Matsumoto over those 32 innings. And it seems as though the last timely hit they got was a home run off the bat of Yuki Takamori against the Nippon Ham Fighters on 2/23 (5th inning).