...Norihiro Akahoshi's consecutive stolen base streak ended at 12 when he was gunned out trying to steal second in the third inning of Saturday's game against the Swallows.
...Ryo Asai was taken off the active roster when he was diagnosed with ligament damage in his right leg (右足関節じん帯損傷). Asai injured the foot during pre-game fielding practice on the 15th when he crashed into the outfield wall.
The Spider Man at Mazda Stadium...
...The Spider Man made an appearance at the new Mazda Stadium during a game on the 16th between the Carp and Giants. 19 years ago, a similar incident occurred at the original Hiroshima Stadium.
...Yoshinori Sato will likely be re-joining the parent club in time for a possible start on the 20th against the Rakuten Eagles.
...Inter-league play begins on the 19th (the 18th is an off-day). Each team will play 24 inter-league games until June 21st and the team with the best winning percentage will be awarded 50M yen.
...After pitching 8 shut-out innings against Meiji University on the 16th, Yuki Saito was out on the mound again on the 17th. He tossed a pretty decent game, but lasted only 4 innings. The bullpen couldn't hold on to a 3-2 lead and Waseda ended up losing to Meiji University by the score of 5-3.
Final line score vs Meiji University on the 17th:
8 IP, 116 NP, 29 BF, 3 H, 9 K, 1 BB, 0 R
Final line score vs Meiji University on the 18th:
4 IP, 70 NP, 16 BF, 5 H, 3 K, 0 BB, 2 R