=== 3/28/2010 4:27am JST
...Hiromitsu Ochiai apparently tried to leave his house on opening day wearing a white shirt and black pants. He was immediately stopped by his wife and forced to change. He arrived at the park wearing a light blue sweater, dark blue pants, and a beige jacket.
=== 6:50pm JST
...Rookie Yohei Oshima was in the starting line-up on opening day and popped out to the pitcher in his first official at bat. He finished 0-for-4: fly out to pitcher, fly out to left, ground out to first, ground out to second.
Yusuke Matsui entered the game in the 8th as a pinch-hitter with a runner on first and 1 out. He ended up fouling out to the third baseman.
...Kazuki Yoshimi had a shaky start on opening day, giving up two runs in the first inning on three hits: he gave up a lead-off hit to Akihiro Higashide, Eishin Soyogi hit a sac bunt, Soichiro Amaya hit a single that put runners on the corners and then stole second, and Kenta Kurihara followed with a single that cleared the bases. Fortunately for Yoshimi, Kurihara also tried to stretch his single out into a double and was thrown out at second for the second out of the inning.
In the end, Yoshimi allowed 2+ hits in three of six innings, and only had one 1-2-3 inning (the third).
Yoshimi's final line: 6 IP, 27 BF, 97 NP, 9 H, 4 K, 0 BB, 3 R, 2 ER.