...Tae-Kyun Kim was held out of the starting line-up tonight with continued tightness in his right hamstring.
...Yuki Karakawa is/was expected to start playing catch today, even though he was still feeling some pain in his right middle finger. Takashi Ogino is/was also set to start a running program today.
...Tae-Kyun Kim hit a homer at Chiba Marine Stadium last night. While not usually a big deal, it also happened to mark the first time that a total 179 Lotteria stores nationwide (in regions that have a Pacific League team -- Hokkaido, Miyagi, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka) sold 52 Kim Chee Tae-Kyun Burgers for half-price (200 yen).