=== 4/2/2010 3:19am JST
...Yusei Kikuchi held a bullpen session on Thursday and worked on his change. He also took some soft toss BP to check on his upper and lower body balance.
=== 9:51pm JST
...From Thursday's game against the Softbank Hawks:
...The Lions lost to the Hawks, 11-5.
...The Lions had at least one base runner (via hit, walk, error) in each of the first 7 innings. That includes four walks, one single, three doubles, and two home runs.
...Fumiya Nishiguchi gave up 6 runs (all earned) over 3 innings of work.
Nishiguchi's final line: 3 IP, 16 BF, 69 NP, 6 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 6 R, 6 ER.
...Hisanobu Watanabe recorded his 150th managerial win on Wednesday.
...Kazuhisa Ishii recently got a toy poodle and named him Pero.