...The Fighters worked out for about an hour and half at Sapporo Dome on Friday.
...Sho Nakata took 20 swings against a left-handed pitcher during BP on Friday and hit 3 out. Nakata was also back to using a helmet covered with pine tar during BP.
...Yu Darvish was apparently working on a one-seamer during exhibition play and decided on Friday to incorporate it into his repertoire. The pitch comes in around 140km/h and has irregular movement. Darvish could become one of the first Japanese pitchers to use it during a game.
...As mentioned yesterday, Masataka Nashida is going after career win 500 on Saturday. If / when he reaches 500 wins, he'll become the 25th winningest manager in NPB history.