...Takeya Nakamura recorded his first RBI of the season on Thursday. With a runner on second and 2 out in the 5th inning, Nakamura hit an RBI double off Tsuyoshi Wada. And as mentioned before, he had gone 26 consecutive plate appearances without a hit prior to that at bat (just his second hit in 8 games; 2-for-29).
Nakamura actually has 2 hits so far in Friday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.
...Yusei Kikuchi played some catch on Thursday. His next appearance will be on the 8th against Industrial League team Nippon Express.
On a side note, whenever I see a can of Sakuma Drops, I always thing of Graveyard of the Fireflies.