...Yoshihisa Naruse played some catch on Friday in preparation for his start on Saturday. He told reporters that he was so anxious, he couldn't even follow the stories he was watching on TV the previous day.
...Tae-Gyun Kim spent time studying Hideaki Wakui footage, checking on his shuto and slider. He also told reporters that the season was too long to worry about just one pitcher.
...Rookie Takashi Ogino started in center and batted second on opening day on Saturday.