=== 10:22pm JST
...Tatsunori Hara gave his team an 85% after their last exhibition game on Monday.
...The starting rotation will be: Tetsuya Utsumi, Dicky Gonzalez, Shun Tono, Shugo Fujii, Kentaro Nishimura, and Tetsuya Yamaguchi.
...Yoshinobu Takahashi must want the season to hurry up and start. He hit another home run on Monday and ended exhibition play with home runs in each of his last three games.
...It seems there's a good chance Masumi Hoshino will start the season at Ni-gun in order to work on his control a little more.
=== 5:16pm JST
...The Giants held a rally after Sunday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars. Tatsunori Hara, Shinnosuke Abe, and Tetsuya Utsumi appeared on the field in uniforms to address the remaining fans in the stands.
...Yoshiyuki Kamei was not in the starting line-up on Sunday. It seems he had a case of acute gastroenteritis. He was back in the starting line-up on Monday.