...Hirokazu Ibata practiced with the Ichi-gun roster at Seibu Dome today. Ibata later told reporters that he was at 100% and felt no pain. He will likely be added to the active roster tomorrow.
...Kazuki Yoshimi had gone 12 consecutive May starts without a loss before losing last night to the Chiba Lotte Marines. He also suffered his first loss since his first start of the year (3/26 vs Hiroshima) -- after a no decision for his second start of the season, Yoshimi rattled off 6 consecutive wins.
...The Chiba Lotte Marines foiled Hiromitsu Ochiai's bid to win his 500th managerial game of his career, two nights in a row.