...Masahiro Yamamoto tossed two innings in relief against Ni-gun Softbank earlier today. He entered the game in third and did not allow a run in his two innings of work (although he did give up back-to-back hits in the fourth()
...Kazuki Yoshimi was taken off the active roster today. While the exact reason isn't known, there are two possibilities: bad performances (last two starts: 0-2, 12 IP, 16 H, 1 HR, 9 SO, 8 R, 5 ER); and/ or a physical problem. The media seems to think it's the latter.