Kenji Tomura’s first start, on April 7 against Orix at Hotto Motto Kobe, was canceled because of rain. His rescheduled start at Ni-gun, on April 8 against Lotte at Rifu, was canceled because of poor field conditions. He did get to pitch in a Ni-gun batting practice scrimmage at the Izumi Baseball Training Field on April 8: he faced ten hitters and gave up three hits, including a solo home run.
Tomura is scheduled to re-join the Ichi-gun team for practices on April 9. He is slated to get a start on April 14 against Lotte at kobo Stadium.
Tomura’s first starts of the year in 2013 and 2015 were also rained out.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/9/2016