...Tetsuya Yamaguchi started a Futures game on the 27th and tossed seven shutout inning while giving up 2 hits and striking out 11 (98 pitches). Yamaguchi consistently kept his fastball in the 140km/h range. His first Ichi-gun regular season start will likely come against the Hiroshima Carp on 4/2.
...From Saturday's game against the Yakult Swallows:
...Hayato Sakamoto had gone 9 straight plate appearances to start the season without a hit before his 3-run slam in the 9th.
...Hisayoshi Chono recorded his first pro hit his second trip to the plate. It was a single off Hei-Chun Lee in the 9th.
...Kiyoshi Nakahata spoke during Stage G-King on Sunday.