...Eulo De La Cruz made his NPB debut last night in a game against the Nippon Ham Fighters. Of the 29 pitches he threw, 23 of them were 150km/h or faster (he also topped out at 158km/h).
...The Swallows filed a grievance with the NPB on an out call on a catch made by an umpire during a game against the Rakuten Eagles on the 13th -- the Swallows claim that a ball hit by Shinya Miyamoto was "trapped" and not caught. As part of the investigation, chief ump Osamu Ino and advisor to the chief ump Yoshio Maekawa dropped by the Swallows clubhouse to get more information about the play. In the end, as with most of these grievances, all Ino could say was that the call would stand and that the only thing he could do was push for more accuracy.