...From Wednesday's game against the Hiroshima Carp:
...Tomoyuki Kubota and Kazuya Tsutsui needed only 14 pitches between them to pitch two inning in relief: Kubota threw 9 pitches in the 7th and Tsutsi needed only 5 pitches in the 8th.
...With his home run, Tomoaki Kanemoto has now hit a home run in 33 different stadiums.
...Yasutomo Kubo hit a 3-run double in the third. The last time he droove in any runs during a game was back when he still play for Lotte (2-run double vs Yomiuri Giants on 5/26/2005).
Kubo's final line (pitching): 6 IP, 24 BF, 85 NP, 5 H, 2 SO, 3 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.
...Kyuji Fujikawa picked up another save is is now just 1 save away from tying the club record of 130.
Fujikawa's final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 16 NP, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
...Naoto Tsuru started a Ni-gun game against Chunichi Wednesday. He topped out at 143km/h.
His final line: 8 IP, 90 NP, 30 BF, 29 AB, 5 H, 1 HR, 5 SO, 0 BB, 0 HBP, 1 SH, 0 WP, 0 BK, 3 R, 1 ER.
...Kenji Johjima apparently struck a kid with a foul ball during pre-game BP on Wednesday. When he realized what he did, he rushed over to him to apologize.