...Mitsuo Yoshikawa (3 IP, 4 ER) and Kenji Tsuchiya (2.2 IP, 6 ER) both received tickets back to Ni-gun with their lackluster performances on Tuesday.
...The Fighters dropped to 6-0-1 against the Chiba Lotte Marines on Monday. The last time the Fighters lost 6 games against a team to start the season was in 1984 when they lost 8 straight against Kintentsu.
...Masataka Nashida's comment after the Fighters' loss on Monday:
"We don't have much power, so the players are always thinking about using their legs to get to the next base. But the two double plays in the game really killed off the momentum."