...Takashi Toritani was not in the starting line-up again today. Seems he's still having trouble throwing the ball (jammed his right index finger).
...Tomoaki Kanemoto is working on an interesting home run streak: he has hit at least one home run in each month (between April and September) since 7/1998. Kanemoto has yet to hit a home run this month and has two games to do it in.
...The Tigers have apparently added Tokyo Gas lefty pitcher Daiki Enokida to their list of possible draft picks. Enokida tops out at 144km/h and it seems the Tigers like his composure on the mound and his ability to strike batters out. He throws a curve, slider, change, and screw.