=== 3/28/2010 4:14am JST
...When asked if he would continue using Kazuo Fukumori in save situations, Marty Brown told reporters he needed to sleep on it.
=== 8:54pm JST
...It's still early but... Kazuo Fukumori blew the Eagles chance at winning their home opener on Saturday when he self-destructed in the top of the 9th and allowed 3 runs to score. The Eagles have now lost four games in a row, two of which belong to Fukumori.
Fukumori's final line: 0.1 IP, 5 BF, 16 NP, 4 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.
...Hisashi Iwakuma held the Seibu Lions to just 1 hit (and 2 walks) over his first 5 innings on Saturday. In his 6th inning of work, he gave up a lead-off double to Yasuyuki Kataoka and then retired the next two batters. But then he walked Takeya Nakamura and then gave up a 3-run shot to Dee Brown.
Iwakuma's final line: 7 IP, 29 BF, 128 NP, 4 H, 7 SO, 3 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.
...Advance tickets to Sunday's game are still available and can be purchased at 7-11. Same day tickets will be available for purchase at Kleenex Stadiums' ticket window beginning at 10am.