...Kenta Maeda is scheduled to make his next start on 4/1 against the Hanshin Tigers (5 days rest). Takeshi Komatsu was originally penciled in for the start on the 30th, but that was scrapped after a subpar outing at Ni-gun (3/23 vs Chunichi, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 SO, 3 ER). That in turn will force a number of starters to pitch ahead of the usual days.
...The Carp held evening practice on Monday and started things up with bunt practice and ended things by flagging down fly balls. Said Kenjiro Nomura, "We need to supplement our hitting in some shape or form. Through running, bunting... We need to use that to our advantage."
...The Carp apparently added some more dirt behind the rubber (effectively making the section behind the rubber flatter) at Mazda Stadium after a few pitchers requested the change.
...The Hiroshima Carp are holding a special photo exhibit celebrating their 1 year anniversary at Mazda Stadium and their 60th anniversary as a team. The exhibit will be up from 3/30 until 4/4 at Mazda Stadium.