The Eagles dropped their fifth straight non-intra-squad game on Tuesday.
Comments from Senichi Hoshino (via Sports Hochi):
- On the team's current performance: "We do not have the ability. If we did, we would win."
- On the offense: "Everyone is swinging the bat ok. I want them to go beyond that. If they can straighten out the balls they are fouling off we can score some runs."
- On Tuesday's pitchers: "[Keiji Uezono did ok] but the others..."
Practice game against the Seibu Lions at Hotto Motto Kobe on Tuesday: Ginji hit a triple to right off Shota Takekuma in the 8th inning with no out.
The media learned on Monday that the Japan Self-Defense Force will perform the National Anthem on opening day.