...From Tuesday's game against the Orix Buffaloes:
...The Lions shutout the Buffaloes, 3-0.
...The offense scored their first run of the game with the help of Shogo Akada's fielding error on Takumi Kuriyama's lead-off hit in the 4th. When the dust settled on the play, Kuriyama was at third. He scored on the next play: a single to center by Hiroyuki Nakajima.
An RBI double by Dee Brown in the 6th and an RBI single to Toru Hosokawa in the 8th rounds out the Lions' offense for the night.
...Takayuki Kishi tossed a 1-hit shutout (it was a no hitter up until Mitsutaka Goto's 1-out single to left in the 7th).
Final line: 9 IP, 29 BF, 140 NP, 1 H, 7 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
...Kenta Matsushita will likely begin throwing bullpen sessions again within the next few days. He has been working his way back from right shoulder pains and managed to play catch on consecutive days on Tuesday.
..Fumiya Nishiguchi threw about 100 pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his start on the 8th.
...The Lions announced the start of a new event on Tuesday called Field Night. Fans will get to sit in the outfield as they watch videos on the big screen. The first Field Night will take place after a game on 4/16 and will feature a video on foreign players.
...Fighters' mascot B.B will be traveling with the team and making an appearance at Seibu Dome for two games (4/17 and 4/18).