...Hitoki Iwase will be gunning for his 600th appearance and 200th save this season. He only needs 18 more appearances and 7 more saves to reach the two milestones.
NIPPON HAM FIGHTERS
...Tickets advance order tickets for tonight's Fighters vs. Eagles game sold out yesterday. That's 42,328 tickets. The 500 standing-room only tickets are all that's left now I guess. And unless you were standing in line last night to get them, you might be out of luck.
YOKOHAMA BAY STARS
...45-year-old pitcher Kimiyasu Kudo needs only 21 more games to hit 600 appearances in his career. There are currently only 32 pitches in NPB history that have appeared in 600 or more games.
...Michihiro Ogasawara and Alex Ramirez could get their 1,000th career RBIs at some point during the current season. Ogasawara is 86 away (96 last year) and Ramirez 123 (125 last year). Only 33 people in the history of the NPB have managed 1,000 or more RBIs in their careers.