...It seems Tetsuya Utsumi may not be making his scheduled start on the 22nd against the Yokohama Bay Stars so that he can get some rest. Utsumi's next start will likely be on the 23rd against the Hiroshima Carp at Tokyo Dome. Takahiko Nomaguchi appears to be the candidate that will be taking over Utsumi's start on the 22nd.
...Tetsuya Matsumoto's 3-hit night on Tuesday puts him in a two-way tie with Masahiko Morino (CHU) for the most hit in the Central League. Matsumoto's .444 (36-for-81) batting average currently paces both leagues.
...Hayato Sakamoto's hitting streak ended at 19 games on Tuesday night.