...Sho Iwasaki will likely be promoted to Ichi-gun today in time for a start against the Orix Buffaloes tonight.
...Tsuyoshi Wada and Toshiya Sugiuchi will likely end up pitching on Saturdays and Sundays during Inter-league play. Their rotation will likely go: D.J. Houlton (5/12), Kenji Otonari (5/13), Wada (5/15), and Sugiuchi (5/16). Shinsuke Ogura will likely get the start on 5/21 and Hideaki Takahashi will begin to work out of the pen.
...Jose Ortiz has hit a homer in three straight and is now: 5-for-12, 4 HR, 4 R, 5 RBI.
Here is a breakdown of his home vs road numbers so far this year: