...Hirokazu Ibata worked out at Nagoya Stadium yesterday and did some running, played some catch, and took some grounders. He also spent about 10 minutes taking BP off a live arm. If everything goes well for Ibata, he could rejoin the active roster as early as 7/9. That means he'll likely see some action in a Ni-gun game later next week (he apparently didn't think it would be possible to play in any Ni-gun games this week).
...The most homers Dragons' pitchers gave up this season in one game, prior to last night, was four. The last time they gave up five in one game was on 9/1/2007 at the old Hiroshima Stadium. The last time they gave up five in one game at Koshien Stadium was on 9/23/1986: Akinobu Mayumi (3), Randy Bass (1), and Munehiko Shimada (1).