...Shugo Fujii will likely start Thursday's game against the Softbank Hawks.
...Dicky Gonzalez will likely get the start tomorrow against the Softbank Hawks.
...Hisayoshi Chono hit his first pro Tokyo Dome homer on Monday night. The Giants are currently 5-0 in games that Chono has hit a home run in. The last Giant rookie to start their career off 5-0 in games he hit a home run (beginning with his very first) was Akiharu Tezuka in 1949 (during the single league format). The Giants were 11-0 in games Tomohiro Nioka homered in during his rookie year, but that streak began not with his first homer, but with his second homer of his career.
...Michihiro Ogasawara took part in pre-game practice on Monday after getting his right hand taped. But it seems his workouts were limited to just fielding (no throwing, no hitting).
...Yoshinobu Takahashi batted out of the 3-hole last night for the first time since 9/8/2007.