=== 3/19/2010 12:28am JST
...Shohei Tateyama's exhibition game outings:
3/18 vs Hiroshima Carp: 5 IP, 18 BF, 65 NP, 2 H, 1 SO,1 BB, 1 R, 1 ER
3/11 vs Seibu Lions: 2 IP, 14 BF, 53 NP, 7 H, 3 SO, 1 B, 6 R, 6 ER
Tateyama told reporters after his start on Thursday that he was able to make the necessary adjustments to his cutter, shuto, and slider during the game, unlike in his last start.
...Yakult held a stockholders meeting and a board of directors meeting on Thursday. Board members Katsutoshi Ohki and Junsei Atarashi (新純生 ?) were promoted to executive directors. Kesanori Kurashima stepped down as managing director and was re-hired as a consultant.
=== 4:11pm JST
...Kenichi Matsuoka showed off the bone chip that was removed during his elbow cleaning in November 2009.
...With Ryo Kawashima giving up 7 runs over 6 innings on Wednesday, Tony Barnette might actually be closer to landing a starting rotation job despite what Takada Shigeru told reporters after Barnette's start on Tuesday.