=== 4/16/2010 3:11am JST
...Toru Hosokawa was hit in the left side of the head during pre-game BP on Thursday. He was immediately taken to the hospital for testing.
=== 5:35pm JST
...Tough run for Seibu. First they had a scare with Takeya Nakamura when he fouled a ball off his face and had a slow start to the season. He's just now starting to show some signs of life, but now Hiroyuki Nakajima is hurting and has missed the last two games. At this point, it seems the Lions are taking a wait and see approach with Nakajima (there's inflammation in his right flank).
...Mai Asada (figure skater) will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on the 17th. It seems Randy Johnson will also be throwing out a pitch, but I'm not exactly sure how that's going to work out (in the article, it mentions Asada will throw out the first pitch and Johnson will throw a "ceremonial" pitcher).