...Takuro Ishii recorded his 2,369th hit last night and is now just 3 hits away from tying Hiromitsu Ochiai for 10th on the All-time hit list. He also scored his 1,279th run, putting him one run away from tying Kazuhiro Kiyohara for 10th on the All-time runs scored list.
...According to Sponichi, Justin Huber is 0-for-19 (including 10 strikeouts) with runners in scoring position.
...Kenjiro Nomura, head coach / pitching coach Yutaka Ono, and the relievers held an emergency meeting after last night's loss. Monthly stats for the Carp bullpen:
March / April: 87.2 IP, 45 R, 38 ER (3.90 ERA)
May: 79.0 IP, 40 R, 38 ER (4.33 ERA)
June: 51.1 IP, 44 R, 36 ER (6.31 ERA)