...Ken Takahashi started a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines (and lost) last night. It was his first start since 9/3/2008 (vs Yomiuri).
...It seems both Kan Otake and Katsuhiro Nagakawa will join the Ichi-gun roster today. Otake could make his first start on 6/1 against the Fighters while Nagakawa could be added to the active roster today.
Both players pitched in a Ni-gun game against Softbank yesterday: Otake start the game and tossed 5 shutout innings while striking out 6 and topping out at 149km/h (58 NP, 5 IP, 16 BF, 2 H, 1 BB, 6 SO, 0 R, 0 ER); Nagakawa appeared in his second game in as many days and gave up 3 runs on 2 hits in one inning of relief (22 NP, 1 IP, 6 BF, 2 H (1 HR), 0 BB 2 SO, 3 R, 3 ER). Otake tossed an additional 20 pitches in the bullpen after his out.