...According to Daily Sports, Giancarlo Alvarado will likely get tonight's start against the Orix Buffaloes. Alvarado was demoted to Ni-gun on 4/11 and has been making adjustments ever since.
...Kenjiro Nomura turned down requests for interviews after yesterday's game for the first time since taking of as manager of the team.
...While Dioni Soriano's performance yesterday was far from perfect (4 IP, 4 BB, 2 ER), he did still top out at 151km/h and did not totally turn off the Carp coaches.
Said head coach Yutaka Ono, "The walks got him in trouble. That was the reason he was yanked early. But it's not like his entire outing was bad."