5/14/2010 2:45am JST
...Yusei Kikuchi felt discomfort in his left shoulder after practice on Thursday and was checked out at a hospital in Tokyo. No problems were found. Pitching coach Tetsuya Shiozaki told reporters that they might not let him start for a bit.
5/13/2010 5:37pm JST
...Kimiyasu Kudo was supposed to pitch in a Ni-gun game today against Lotte, but since the game was canceled, his next outing was rescheduled for the 17th, against the Rakuten Eagles. That's also the same day Yusei Kikuchi is set to make a start.
...Takayuki Kishi improved to 2-0 in his career against the Yomiuri Giants during Inter-league play. Throw in the post season and Kishi is 4-0 in 5 starts against the Giants. What's more, he's only given up 4 earned runs over 38.2 innings of work against the Giants.
...Dee Brown took the field (LF) for the first time this year on Wednesday.