4/23/2010 2:29am JST
...Pitchers and catchers worked out at an indoor training facility (hitters got the day off) on Thursday. Shun Yamaguchi held a bullpen session and worked on pitching to the inside corner against left-handed hitters (he was preparing for his match-up against Norichika Aoki).
4/22/2010 6:54am JST
...Tomokazu Ohka topped out at 140km/h during his second Ni-gun start on Wednesday. It seems he could join the Ichi-gun roster sometime around the 27th when the team begins a three-game set against Hiroshima.
...Kanagawa Shimbun discusses, in brief, how the Bay Stars are making too many mistakes on the field. They specifically mention a throwing error by Hayato Terahara in the first inning that led to two runs; and a pitch that got away from Takeshi Hosoyamada in the third (ultimately ruled a wild pitch). It would seem that Kanagawa Shimbun feels the team isn't taking things seriously enough.
...The Bay Stars have now lost three in a row twice this season: 4/1, 2, 3 and 4/18, 20, 21. If they lose another, it'll be their first four game losing streak of the year.