...Bad news for the Carp: Kan Otake was taken off the active roster due to a right glute strain and is expected to miss at least 2 weeks.
...Kenta Maeda will be looking to record his 10th victory of the season tonight. If he gets the win, it will be the first time in his career that he's recorded double-digit wins.
...Kenta Kurihara told reporters that he thought Justin Harper should relax more at the plate and get back to swinging the bat on his own terms, instead of trying to hard.
Kurihara continues to take soft toss BP using his left hand. Depending on how he's feeling, he could begin taking regular BP within 10 days or so.