...The Fighters became the first team to lose 30 games in the Pacific League last night (second team overall in the NPB behind the Yakult Swallows). They also lost three in a row for the first time during Inter-league play (sixth time overall).
...Dai-Kang Yang (Yoh) hit his first home run (third in his career) since 5/3/2008.
...Atsunori Inaba was held out of the starting line-up last night due to left knee pains. Inaba hurt the knee when he ran into a fence when running down a foul ball during a game on 5/29. Inaba did start taking BP again during pre-game practice last night. Said Inaba, "I'm not sure how good I'll be running the base paths." He's currently listed as day-to-day.