=== 3/31/2010 5:19am JST
...Kazuhisa Ishii threw about 60 pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his start on Wednesday.
=== 10:05am JST
...From Tuesday's game against the Softbank Hawks:
...The Lions won the game, 3-2.
...G.G. Sato hit his first homer of the year in his first at bat in the second. His final line: 1-for-3, HR, R, RBI, SO.
...Takayuku Kishi told reporters before his start that he needed to do better than his last start (5 runs over 3 innings against the Chiba Lotte Marines). He did just that against the Softbank Hawks.
Kishi's final line: 7 IP, 27 BF, 129 NP, 2 H, 8 SO, 4 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.
...Kishi went 12-1 during 16 night game starts in 2009. During 10 day game starts: 1-4.
...Kimiyasu Kudo tossed 60 pitches off a mound on Tuesday. It was the first time he threw off a mound in about a month.
...Former Seibu Lions Koji Mitsui decided to officially call it quits on Tuesday after failing to make both the Rakuten Eagles and the Softbank Hawks during Spring tryouts.