Junji Ogawa had heard that Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) was scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Swallows and told reporters he was disappointed that the younger players on the roster missed out on a chance to face him after the game was rained out.
Shohei Tateyama's exhibition game start against the Rakuten Eagles on Sunday was rained out. He will get to pitch in Monday's practice game against the KIA Tigers.
Tsuyoshi Ueda hit a homer in his third at bat on Saturday against the Hanshin Tigers. He was also caught trying to steal a base in the 7th inning. On defense, he threw out Takashi Toritani at third on a single to center with a runner on first and one out in the 5th inning.