...The foul poles have been extended an extra 23 meters at the Nagoya Dome (they are now apparently 41 meters high). Hanging extensions were installed from the roof to give the umps an easier time judging whether or not moon shots are fair or foul.
...Takashi Toritani appeared in his 700th consecutive game on Friday.
...Kai-Wen Cheng was taken off the active roster on Friday for his poor outing on Thursday (2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER).
...Potentially bad news for Giants fans: Michihiro Ogasawara left Friday nights game early. After running out a grounder to third in the bottom of the 8th, he pulled up lame and complained of tightness in his left leg. The pain he felt was "nothing like I've ever felt before."