...Kimiyasu Kudo celebrated his 47th birthday on Tuesday. The media presented the veteran with a birhtday cake.
...Takayuki Kishi is currently 0-5 in days games and 12-0 during night games.
...While Yusei Kikuchi's Ni-gun victory on Tuesday wasn't dominating, Hisanobu Watanabe called it a step forward. "I'm happy [for him]. Congrats [to him]. He only walked one batter and it seems like everything is coming together. I'm sure he was feeling a little confused / frustrated from the lack of results. But this is a step forward," said Watanabe.
His current training includes 8-10km of running a day (more than twice what others players are doing), and weight training (split into three sections: upper body, lower body, arms).