...Hisashi Iwakuma will likely have just one more start (against the Yakult Swallows on the 13th) before the regular season. He's hoping to throw about 100 pitches in that start. He also started throwing more forkballs during his start on Saturday (Sponichi mentions 7). Iwakuma has now thrown 8 consecutive scoreless innings (two starts).
...Marty Brown told reporters after Saturday's game that he is thinking of using Hiromichi Fujiwara somewhere in the rotation (4-6).