=== 4/14/2010 1:36am JST
...Hiroyuki Nakajima was held out of the line-up on Tuesday with pain in his right flank. He apparently hurt the area while playing against the Chiba Lotte Marines on the 10th but didn't start feeling any pain until Tuesday. Tests performed at a Saitama hospital came back negative for any problems.
=== 11:30pm JST
...The Lions will determine whether or not Kazuyuki Hoashi is ready for his next start after practice on the 14th. Hoashi only last 3 innings during his last start apparently because he slept on his neck wrong. If he's fine, his next start will be on the 18th against the Nippon Ham Fighters.
...Looks like the Lions' are making Yusei Kikuchi do a lot of running to build up his conditioning and stamina.
...The Lions have updated their list of Daily Players to be featured at home game through to 5/30.