...Hisashi Takeda was taken off the active roster today due to pain in his right adductor muscle. Seems he started feeling discomfort in the area about 10 days.
...Seems Yu Darvish might miss his start against the Yomiuri Giants today due to some discomfort in his right knee. Darvish apparently started feeling some discomfort in his right knee prior to his start on 5/29 and has been taping his knee for practice as of late.
Darvish kept his workouts short yesterday, skipping a few things he usually does a day before his starts (like short distance sprints).
Hokkaido Shimbun mentions that Darvish might be getting the day off for rest.
...The media appears to be questioning whether or not Masataka Nashida suffered a brain fart prior to yesterday's game when he left two roster spots open and decided to start Takayuki Kanamori (it was his first pro start). Seems the media thought the Fighters would be going with Keisaku Itokazu instead.
...Three new items will be hitting the Fighters' store on 6/9 as part of 2010 Oyaji Series (2010おやじシリーズ) -- original neckties, portable ashtray, and Fighters / New Japan Pro-Wrestling t-shirt.