...The Tigers plan of attack against the Chiba Lotte Marines:
- shut down Tae-Kyun Kim
- use the Koshien winds against Lotte
- don't let them take the initial lead
...Yasutomo Kubo will likely start today's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines. He will be pitching on 5-days of rest for just the second time this season. Kubo will also be going for his 15th Inter-league victory.
...Tomoyuki Kubota tossed 69 pitches in the bullpen at Naruohama on Sunday. Yuya Ando also held a bullpen session and threw 40 pitches at about 50 percent capacity. His next Ni-gun start will likely come on the 25th against Chunichi.
...Kyuji Fujikawa spent about 20 minutes playing catch with Naoto Tsuru during practice on Sunday. Seems Fujikawa was giving Tsuru some tips.
...Akinobu Mayumi worked with Kodai Sakurai for about 20-30 minutes on his fielding on Sunday. Mayumi also spent some time watching of Tomoaki Kanemoto play catch (at distances of about 30-40 meters).