...Mamoru Kishida will likely start Tuesday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.
...Akinobu Okada apparently likes having solid hitters in the 9 hole. On Sunday, Okada benched his number two hitter, Shogo Akada, and inserted Keiji Obiki into the line-up. And instead of plugging him into the vacant two hole, he dropped him down to the nine hole (he told reporters he didn't want to waste Obiki in a spot in the line-up where he might be forced to bunt) and move So Taguchi up to the two hole.
The move ended up working in his favor as Obiki went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.
...The Buffaloes announced on Monday that Chihiro Kaneko's Kaneko-Neko Box lunch will go on sale beginning on 4/2. The lunch has smaller portions than usual and as such, is geared towards women and children. The package for the box lunch was designed by Kaneko's wife.