Nippon Ham Fighters
TV Ratings for the home opener (Sapporo TV): 31.6%, peaked at 39.4% 8:50pm, just before Yuki Saito took the mound in the 9th.
The 31.6% rating set a new high for a regular season game that was broadcast by Sapporo TV. The previous high of 29.4% was set last year on April 17 when Saito pitched in a game against Lotte at Sapporo Dome.
Akinobu Okada could have a chance to watch Kei Igawa toss a bullpen session as early as April 6.
The Eagles announced the guests that will be on hand for their two game series at Koshien Stadium (vs Seibu, April 10-11).
Chiba Lotte Marines
With Seth Greisinger starting Wednesday's game because of today's rain out, Hayden Penn's start will be skipped -- this will allow Yoshihisa Naruse to start the home opener on April 6.
Carlos Rosa's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy weighing 4,081 grams, at a hospital in New York on April 2 @ around 4am (US time).