...From Thursday's game against the Chunichi Dragons:
...Winds were recorded at up to 8 m/s.
...Masanori Ishikawa had another rough outing, giving up 5 runs (all earned) over 7 innings of work. And while he wouldn't blame the wind for his problems, he obviously was aware of it when he commented on how the Dragons also had to play under similar conditions. Ishikawa is now the only starter without a win.
Ishikawa's final line: 7 IP, 35 BF, 118 NP, 12 H, 3 SO, 2 BB, 1 HPB, 5 R, 5 ER.
...Yoshiko Sakurai (Hino Cable TV reporter) will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on 4/8 (vs Hiroshima Carp). 10 lucky fans will also be given free udon noodles from Hino City via a mobile a quiz.