...Hirokazu Ibata was held out of the starting line-up on Tuesday and subsequently removed from the active roster on Wednesday. While no reasons were given, it would seem as though it might have something to do with getting hit by a pitch during a game on 5/1 against the Hiroshima Carp.
...Masahiko Morino is having a nice start to the month of May. He's 11-for-20 (.550) with 6 runs and 5 RBI. Morino has 15 multi-hit games, including 9 games of 3+ hits. He also had a string of six consecutive hits between Monday and Tuesday.
...Kazuhiro Wada has also gotten off to a great May: 9-for-21 (.429) with 8 runs, 9 RBI, and 5 HR. He has 16 multi-hit games.