...Alex Ramirez is caught in a bit of a funk: he does not have a hit since hitting a homer in his last at bat on 7/6. Since then, he has gone 0-for-11 with four strikeouts.
...The Giants allowed 11 hits in yesterday's game against the Chunichi Dragons. That's now 10 straight double-digit hit games allowed by Yomiuri pitchers.
...Taishi Ota could be participating in both the Fresh All-Star game on the 10th and the NPB Fresh vs. the All-Japan University on the 26th. Ota's Ni-gun numbers so far: