...As of 4/12, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is 14-for-58 with 4 HR, 11 R, 6 RBI in 14 Ni-gun games. And according to head coach Makoto Shimada, they might give Tsutsugo another look at Ichi-gun once he reaches 10 home runs.
...Tomokazu Ohka's first Ni-gun appearance will take place on the 15th against the Nippon Ham. For his first game, he'll start and toss about 2 innings. That will increase to 5 innings for his second start. After that, Ohka could be ready for his first Ichi-gun game.
Ohka had already thrown 40 pitches in a bullpen session on the 9th, and 60 on the 11th.