...Munenori Kawasaki is in the middle of an 11-game hitting streak, during which he is 21-for-48 with 10 runs and 7 RBIs.
...Nagisa Arakaki pitched in a Ni-gun practice game on the 11th against the Kumamoto Golden Larks. He started the game and tossed 43 pitches over 2 innings. Arakaki gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and topped out at 145km/h. This was his first start since 6/25/2009. His next Ni-gun start will be on the 18th.
...Nobuhiko Matsunaka stayed back after the game on Sunday for extra work on hitting.
...Shingo Tatsumi is headed for Ni-gun. Shinsuke Ogura will be promoted. And Yasushi Kamiuchi will be the starter on the 14th against the Orix Buffaloes.