...Over 7,000 people were on hand to watch Yusei Kikuchi pitch today (the game was played at Kleenex Stadium).
...Kimiyasu Kudo could be ready to pitch in a Ni-gun game sometime between the 7th and the 9th.
...Fumiya Nishiguchi established a new NPB record on Monday: a span of 82 starts without a complete game. His last complete game came against the Yomiuri Giants on 6/4/2006.
...Yusei Kikuchi started a Ni-gun game today against Rakuten and tossed 5 shutout innings while giving up 3 hits and 1 walk. He also struck out 2 and topped out at 147km/h.