...Naoyuki Shimizu's exhibition game outings:
3/17 vs Chunichi Dragons: 6 IP, 25 BF, 108 NP, 8 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 1 R, 1 ER
3/10 vs Softbank Hawks: 5 IP, 19 BF, 76 NP, 2 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 0 ER
3/3 vs Chiba Lotte Marines: 3 IP, 14 BF, 45 NP, 3 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 2 R, 0 ER
...Prior to Wednesday game against the Chunichi Dragons, Terrmel Sledge was 2-for-24. His line on Wednesday: 2-for-3, HR, R, RBI.
...Head coach Makoto Shimada told reporters on Wednesday that Yoshitomo Tsutsugo will not be on the opening day roster. If he does well at Ni-gun, the club may promote him. Tsutsugo went 3-for-15 during exhibition games.
...Shun Yamaguchi told reporters after his start on Tuesday that he may have rushed himself a bit during the game because he was trying to pitch quick innings. Takao Obana added that Yamaguchi's fastballs had velocity, but not enough bite.