...Just how good is Matt Murton doing right now? He has been held hitless just twice so far (22 games in the books). He also has 11 multi-hit games.
...The Tigers beat Wei-Ying Chen for the first time since 7/3/2008 (a period of five starts in which he went 3-0).
...Randy Messenger worked out at the Naruohama training grounds with the rest of the Ni-gun players after being demoted on Friday. He told reporters that he still felt motivated and that he would use the opportunity to work through his mechanics again. Messenger likely won't pitch in any games for the remainder of the month.