...Jason Standridge started a Ni-gun game on Saturday and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits over 3 innings (64 pitches). It seems there were some errors in the first that led to two runs. The other two runs scored in the second, including one on a solo homer. Standridge told reporters that he felt fine physically and that he wanted to pitch a little more.
Prior to his start, there was a possibility that he could pitch in his first Ichi-gun game on the 15th (vs Yomiuri Giants).
...Tomoaki Kanemoto played in his 1,014th consecutive game as a Hanshin Tiger on Friday, tying him for the club record with Tomio Fujimura. After Saturday's game, Kanemoto is now 14 games away from 1,500 games of playing in every inning of every game.
...Rookie Shunsuke Fujikawa was in the Ichi-gun starting lineup for the first game in his career on Friday.
...The Kubota Seats will be back again this year for 30 home dates at Koshien Stadium (weekends, holidays over the summer). There will be a total 40 seats per game on the first base side in the Alps section.