Tsuyoshi Wada started a practice game against the Hanwha Eagles on Friday and tossed 5 shutout innings while giving up 3 hits and striking out 9. Wada told reporters that he felt great and that all his pitches were working for him. Wada's next start will come during game 2 of the Final Stage of the Climax Series.
Dennis Houlton entered the game in the 5th and gave up 2 runs over 4 innings of work; he also struck out 6. Said Houlton, "I gave up that home run on a mistake pitch and won't be doing that again. I'm not longer worried about my leg and plan on going all out in order to win."