=== 10:01pm JST
...The Lions hit three home runs off the Chunichi Dragons on Saturday: 3-run homer by Hisashi Takayama in the 4th; 2-run homer by G.G. Sato in the 6th; and a solo homer by Tatsuyuki Uemoto in the 8th.
...G.G. Sato and Takumi Kuriyama have likely nailed down left and center, respectively. That means right field is still open.
...A list of Hideaki Wakui's exhibition game outings:
3/13 vs Chunichi Dragons: 7 IP, 25 BF, 112 NP, 3 H, 7 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER
3/7 vs Hanshin Tigers: 4 IP, 14 BF, 65 NP, 1 H, 5 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, ER
2/28 vs Yomiuri Giants: 3 IP, 12 BF, 38 NP, 3 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 ER
...The Lions may have given up three hits to Tae-Gyun Kim during Friday's game against Chiba Lotte Marines, but no matter, since they were apparently testing him out.
=== 4:37pm JST
...Yusei Kikuchi threw 27 sliders during BP on Friday; none went for hits and he threw 7 for balls.
Hisanobu Watanabe told reporters that if Kikuchi does indeed pitch in an Ikusei League game on the 17th, he plans on going to watch.
...The triple play the Lions turned on Friday against the Chiba Lotte Marines was the first in nine years for exhibition play.
...The Lions announced on Friday that they will be selling four lunch boxes "produced by" Hiroyuki Nakajima, Takeya Nakamura, Yasuyuki Kataoka, and Takumi Kuriyama during their opening day game against the Chiba Lotte Marines on the 20th. The four lunch boxes will come with a limited edition player card and the containers themselves will also be reusable. Each box will sell for 1,500 yen.