...Kentaro Nishimura will likely make a start on the 8th against the Yokohama Bay Stars. Nishimura spent some time in the bullpen on Thursday working on his change.
The Giants will likely stick with a four-man rotation during Inter-league play: Tetsuya Utsumi, Shun Tono, Shugo Fujii, and Dicky Gonzalez.
...Shugo Fujii's next start could be on the 12th against the Seibu Lions. In preparation for that start, Fujii threw 37 pitches in the bullpen (fastball, curve, change).
...Tetsuya Matsumoto could be back on the Ichi-gun roster as early as the 15th (vs Chiba Lotte Marines). He worked out for about 5 hours on Thursday (as mentioned yesterday, he spent some time running and then worked on his hitting in the cages).
...Michihiro Ogasawara recorded his 160th 3+ hit game on Wednesday. It was also his 28th 4+ hit game of his career. That puts him in an 8th tie with Shigeo Nagashima, Sadaharu Oh, and Tsutomu Wakamatsu.