=== 4/9/2010 2:00am JST
...Michihiro Ogasawara had never hit a home run at Koshien Stadium until Wednesday night's game (a period of 183 at bats over 42 games).
=== 11:29pm JST
...Kentaro Nishimura was demoted on Thursday despite winning his start on Wednesday, in fairly convincing fashion. It seems a popped blister was also one of the reasons why he was lifted after only 7 innings. Head coach Haruki Ihara told reporters that they already have their needed starters lined up and that his demotion was decided in advance.