...The Tigers reached the 1M (1,019,396) mark in attendance on Sunday. At 24 home games, they are the quickest team to reach 1M this year.
...Jason Standridge will start today's game against the Rakuten Eagles.
...A day after his start, Randy Messenger told reporters on Saturday that he didn't feel any tightness in his elbow, that he was glad he was able to pitch out of the stretch, and that he had no worries about his stamina. He also took some BP in the cages and said that his hitting was better than his pitching.
...Yuya Ando held a bullpen session at Naruohama on Saturday and threw about 50 pitches. His next Ni-gun start will likely be on the 18th against Hiroshima.
...Atsushi Nomi threw into a net for a third consecutive day on Saturday.
...Kyuji Fujikawa gave up his first run (earned) of the year on Saturday. He had gone 18.1 consecutive innings without allowing a run.
...Shunsuke Fujikawa recorded his second multi-hit game on Saturday (both of them coming this month).
...Kenji Jojima started a 2-6-3 double play in the 5th against the Rakuten Eagles on Saturday. He also threw out his fourth base-stealer of the year, in the fourth inning. It was his first throw-out since 4/15 (vs the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome).
...Tomoaki Kanemoto appeared in his 1,657th consecutive game on Saturday.