...Takayuki Kishi will likely make his scheduled start against the Hiroshima Carp tonight. That would put Kazuyuki Hoashi and Kishi in line to start games against the Yomiuri Giants on the 29th and 30th, which works out great for the two since the game on Saturday (29th) will be in the afternoon and the game on Sunday (30th) will be at night.
...Yusei Kikuchi is currently working his way back from discomfort in his left shoulder. He's also been working on strengthening his entire body. On Sunday, he worked on his lower body. The Lions appear to be taking it really slowing with Kikuchi. Said Ni-gun pitching coach, Kazuyoshi Ono, "There's no need to rush him. If he can be ready by the Fresh All-Stars (7/22)."
...The Lions will be selling limited edition, Lions branded bikes at their online store beginning on 5/31. For a list of other limited edition items that are being sold at their online store, check out the official Lions' site.