...Alex Ramirez will continue his quest today for his 300th career home run.
...Shun Tono will likely get the start today against the Chiba Lotte Marines.
...Taishi Ota took part in fielding practice at first base on Friday. He told reporters the last time he took grounders at first was in Junior High.
...Hisayoshi Chono is looking forward to playing against Takashi Ogino again. The two stood opposite each other during their Industrial League years -- Chono for Honda and Ogino fo Toyota.
...Tetsuya Matsumoto could play take part in a Ni-gun game on the 19th against Searex, his first since injuring his left hamstring. Yoshiyuki Kamei will likely play in Ni-gun game against Seibu today.
...Shigeo Nagashima will be at the game today. He's also set to meet with pitching coach Takashi Nishimoto and Yuki Karakawa -- Nagashima was a pitcher with the Giants when Nagashima was manager and Karakawa has apparently bumped in Nagashima two years in a row during Hatsumode at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple.