...In an effort to use less carbon, the Lions announced earlier today that they will be relying on solar energy to power Omiya Stadium on the 30th.
...Yasuyuki Kataoka became the second player in franchise history to steal 30 or more bases four years in a row when he stole his 30th base yesterday. The other player: Kazuo Matsui between 1996 and 1999.
...Alex Graman started a Ni-gun game against Lotte yesterday and tossed a shutout inning and struck out one batter. The Lions are hoping he'll be ready to rejoin the team in the second-half.
...Brian Sikorski saved his 23rd game of the season, tops in both leagues. And of the 31 games Sikorski has appeared in, 28 have been in games where he entered the game with a lead and kept the lead intact.
...The Lions have posted more information about their game against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Omiya Stadium on 6/30.