...Takayuki Kishi starts tonight's game against the Yakult Swallows on 5-days rest. He's also hoping to improve to 7-0 over his last 8 starts.
...Kazuhisa Ishii held a bullpen session on Monday in preparation for a likely start against the Yakult Swallows tomorrow. If Ishii wins his start, he will become the 9th player in NPB history to record victories against 12 different NPB teams. Throw in his victories against 17 different MLB teams and he'll have wins against 29 different teams (if you throw in his win against Kintetsu during the 2001 Nippon Series, that makes 30 different teams).
...Kimiyasu Kudo will likely toss one inning during a Ni-gun start against Rakuten tomorrow. This will be his first outing since the 8th -- he was scheduled to pitch on two prior dates but both of them were rained out.