...Atsushi Nomi has a 5-game winning streak on the line against the Yomiuri Giants. As of this posting, the Giants have a 7-5 lead over the Tigers. Nomi was knocked out after 2.1 and the Giants have yet to give up the lead. just given up the lead on a 3-run to Kodai Sakurai in the top of the 8th, meaning Nomi is now off the hook.
...Kenji Jojima's three focal points for the upcoming series against the Giants:
- don't give up the first pitch so easily, continue to attack the zone on the first pitch.
- avoid walks at all costs -- no sense in giving them more chances to score.
- be prepared / don't be afraid to give up solo home runs.
...Tomoyuki Kubota is slated to start on Wednesday.
...Tomoaki Kanemoto worked on his swing for about 30 minutes at the indoor Koshien training facilities during optional practice for non-pitchers on Monday.