...The Dragons don't appear to have any set plans for whom they'll be playing at DH during games at PL parks, other than that the results from this week will go a long way towards determining which players might become eligible for next week's 2-game series against the Chiba Lotte Marines (5/18) at Chiba. It's also possible they'll use a platoon.
...Tony Blanco went 29-for-97 (.299) with 5 doubles, 11 homers, and 24 RBI during Inter-league play last year. He's hoping for a repeat of that this year.
...It's Kazuhiro Wada's wife's birthday today. And while Wada managed to hit a birthday bomb for her last year, he isn't so sure if he'll be quite as lucky this year.
...The last time Hitoki Iwase tossed a full inning in relief was back on 4/25 vs the Hanshin Tigers. Since then, he's had two 0.1 inning appearances.