...Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi is looking forward to his start today. It'll be his first start since his marriage announcement on the 14th.
...Jason Standridge worked on pitching out of the stretch during his bullpen session yesterday. Standridge's next start will likely start tomorrow's game against the Hiroshima Carp.
...Shunsuke Fujikawa got some hitting tips from Akinobu Mayumi during practice yesterday and then went on to hit a homer during a simulated game. Fujikawa had struck out in his first two at bats before the homer.
...Craig Brazell apparently asked reporters not to ask him any questions regarding home runs and the All-Star game. Brazell has hit a homer in four straight games (including two on Sunday) and will be looking to extend that to five straight.
...Ryunosuke Yokoyama will likely be added to the active roster today. His Ni-gun numbers so far: