...Ni-gun batting coach Hideki Takayanagi joined up with the Ichi-gun team on Monday. Seems he'll join the other two Ichi-gun batting coaches (Kazuhito Ishimine and Kazuki Inoue) for an indefinite amount of time.
...Hitoki Iwase blew a shot to save his 250th game last night at Nagoya Dome. The Dragons called on Iwase in the top of the 9th with the score 3-2. Right out of the gate, Iwase surrendered to consecutive singles and a walk to load the bases. He retired the fourth batter of the inning on a foul out, but then allowed two consecutive RBI singles to lose the save opportunity.
According to Nikkan Sports, it was also his first loss at Nagoya Dome since 8/22/2009.