...It seems the Tigers will be sticking with a line-up that has Takashi Toritani batting first and Matt Murton batting third. The team was originally planning to "reset" the line-up back to Murton batting first and Toritani batting third once Toritani started hitting the ball well again. But with the Tigers' putting up their 7th consecutive game of double-digit hits last night, they have decided to leave well enough alone (at least for the time being).
Speaking of Murton, he's just 5 hits away from 100 for the season.
...The Tigers are currently using a 5-man rotation. But beginning on the 29th, they'll be moving back to a 6-man rotation and it seems that's when Yuya Ando will make his return. Specifically, he slated to get the start on 7/1 against the Chunichi Dragons at Koshien Stadium.
Ando is/was supposed to start a Ni-gun game today against Chunichi.
...Kyuji Fujikawa got a chance to meet the man that got him interested in baseball during practice yesterday: Masaki Saito (currently a Giants pitching coach). Seems he even got Saito to autograph a glove for him.
...The Tigers announced that they will be hosting Fireworks Night (花火ナイター) at Kurashiki Muscat Stadium on 7/6 (vs Yakult Swallows). They plan on be firing off 450 fireworks at the end of the 5th inning.