...Fumiya Nishiguchi started a Ni-gun game against Shonan earlier today and gave up 2 runs on 6 hits over 6 innings of work. The Lions are hoping that Nishiguchi will be able to slide into the 5th spot in the starting rotation.
...With Takeya Nakamura on the "DL," Hisanobu Watanabe told reporters that he plans on batting Dee Brown fourth and G.G. Sato fifth.
...Yusei Kikuchi turned 19 today.