According to Sponichi, it costs about 200,000 yen each time they open the roof at Yahoo Dome. The team went through a stretch where they did not open the dome because of problems with shadows, noise, and the fact that it takes about twenty minutes to close the roof (in case of sudden rain).
Nippon Ham Fighters
Atsunori Inaba is one hit away from 2,000 and one homer away from 250.
Inaba's parents were at Thursday's game.
Shohei Tsukahara has been used as a reliever but may get a chance to start a game during the team's nine-game stretch that begins on Saturday.
Hayato Terahara could be called up during the team's nine-game stretch that begins on Saturday. For now, he will likely pitch in a Ni-gun three game series against the Hanshin Tigers that begins on May 1.
Chihiro Kaneko (lower back) is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hiroshima on Saturday.
Masahiro Tanaka (lower back) worked out at the Ni-gun facilities in Izumi, Sendai on Friday. He did some walking and played a light game of catch for about twenty minutes. He is still not able to run.
Senichi Hoshino plans to give Manabu Mima another chance to pitch.
Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi was sent down to Ni-gun on Thursday for a tune-up.
Chiba Lotte Marines
Yuki Karakawa tossed a bullpen session at QVC Marine on Friday in preparation for his next start on April 29 (vs Softbank).