...Bobby Keppel recorded 20 ground ball outs during his complete game victory against the Hanshin Tigers on the 12th. He'll try to do the same against the Yomiuri Giants.
...Masataka Nashida told reporters that he didn't think the Giants would be able to flex their muscles quite as much because the ball doesn't travel as well at Sapporo Dome (in comparison to Tokyo Dome). Still, he was mindful of their power and added that he didn't mind the long ball so long as there were no runners on bases.
...The Fighters announced the addition of a new item to their menu: the Sapporo Uma Kara Pork Stick (サッポロうま辛ポークスティック).