...From Sunday's game against the Rakuten Eagles:
...Hisanobu Watanabe admitted to reporters that he probably should have yanked Kazuyuki Hoashi well before he hit Naoto Watanabe in the the 8th to load the bases.
Hoashi's final line: 7.2 IP, 29 BF, 111 NP, 4 H, 6 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R, 1 ER
...Yusei Kikuchi's first official Ni-gun start will be on the 31st against Yakult. He is scheduled to pitch about 3 innings.