6/5/2010 12:49am JST
...Takeya Nakamura hit his 9th career grand slam last night, tops on the Lions' All-time list. The slam came in the 9th off Hei-Chun Lee (YAK).
6/4/2010 3:54pm JST
...Kazuhisa Ishii has made 12 starts this year, but he'll likely be making his first night start tonight against the Yakult Swallows. Said Ishii, "If I don't win tonight, people will begin to think I can only win in the afternoon. I want night starts too."
...The earliest Kimiyasu Kudo could be back on the active roster is probably around the end of Inter-league series play. Kudo is currently scheduled to pitch on back-to-back days against Ni-gun Rakuten beginning on the 8th. Said pitching coach Tetsuya Shiozaki, "We're thinking at the end of Inter-league play at the earlier. Personally, I think it'll take him at least another month."
...The Lions have posted an event schedule for Family Weekend (ファミリーウィークエンド). Family Weekend will take place during a 3-game series against the Softbank Hawks (6/18, 19, and 20) and will have a Father's Day theme.