6/23/2010 1:15am JST
...Yasuyuki Kataoka was held out of the starting line-up Tuesday night due to pain in his left shoulder. Seems he slammed into his shoulder when he fell down while running the bases during a game on the 20th against the Softbank Hawks.
6/22/2010 5:30pm JST
...Takayuki Kishi will be getting tonight's start against the Rakuten Eagles. Kishi has a 12-game Tuesday winning streak (dating back to last year) but is also 0-1 in three Sendai starts.
...Alex Graman is coming off left shoulder surgery (7/2009) and could pitch in his first Ni-gun game some time this week. The Lions are hoping he'll be ready to join the Ichi-gun roster for the second-half of the season.