...Due to last night's rain-out, Maeda Kenta will likely gets today's start against the Swallows.
...Takahiro Aoki was taken off the active roster yesterday with an injury to the biceps femoris muscle in his left leg and won't be able to take part in any serious training for about 2 weeks. Aoki apparently started feeling discomfort in the leg during practice on Thursday (6/17).
...Seems Hideo Nomo is going to give some of the pitchers advice. Said Kenjiro Nomura, "I asked him to drop by Hiroshima during Spring camp. I'd like him to watch a game and give us any advice he might have."
In another report, Nomura is quoted as saying, "I've asked him to let us know if he spots anything. He'll be around for three days."
Incidentally, the Carp have the worst team ERA in the NPB at 4.70.