...Yoshiyuki Kamei likely won't play in his first Ni-gun game until the 18th. Ni-gun manager Kaoru Okazaki told reporters he felt Kamei was only at about 80% and needed more time.
...It will be Ramirez Day at Tokyo Dome today.
...Tetsuya Matsumoto and Yoshiyuki Kamei may not see any playing time at Ni-gun at least until the 15th. The Giants don't want to take any chances with the two and want them to be 100% before allowing them to get back into game conditions.
...While Alex Ramirez may seem to be the reasonable choice to be the Giants' DH during Inter-league play, Tatsunori Hara wouldn't commit to it, saying that he needed to consider things like team balance and player conditions. Other than Ramirez, Shinnosuke Abe could also be a prime candidate to be DH a few games.
If Ramirez is the DH, that would give players like Yoshinobu Takahashi, Yoshitomo Tani, and Kenji Yano a chance to play the field.
...The Giants have posted pre-order ticket information for games that will be played at Ishikawa Prefectural Baseball Stadium (8/31) and Toyama Municipal Baseball Stadium (9/1) later this year.