...From Wednesday's game against the Softbank Hawks:
...The Lions beat the Hawks, 9-3.
...Four out of nine Lions that batted in the 4th were walked.
...Yasuyuki Kataoka led off the game with a home run. He would finish 2-for-5, HR, 3 R, RBI: HR, fly out to center, ground out tothird, single to right, ground out to second.
...Kazuhisa Ishii tossed 8 solid innings and got the Hawks to hit into two double plays. After giving up a run in the first, Ishii had retired 8 straight before before giving up two consecutive hits in the 4th: a single and a home run.
Ishii's final line: 8 IP, 28 BF, 116 NP, 6 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.
...The Lions announced on Wednesday that Ginjiro's surgery smoothly. He will likely begin his rehab-training on 4/3.
...Kimiyasu Kudo has his sights set on an Ichi-gun return sometime in May.