...Kodai Sakurai does not have a hit in his last 14 at bats, although he does have one walk. Matt Murton has reach based in all 14 games the Tigers have played this year. And he has collected 2 or more hits in 7 of those games.
...Ken Nishimura has not given up any runs in his 6 appearances (8 innings) so far this year.
...Seems there's a chance Casey Fossum could make a start against the Yomiuri Giants on the 15th.
...Kazuhito Futagami played catch for the second day in a row (on Sunday) after starting his throwing program on the 10th. He told reporters that he's at a crucial stage in his rehab and that he doesn't want to do anything to rush himself.
...Jason Standridge finished moving into his new home the other day.
...Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi won his first noon Koshien game on Sunday since 5/14/2005.