...Bobby Keppel suffered his first loss yesterday since 4/15 (vs Lotte). Between the losses, Keppel went 9-0 in 11 starts. Seems the team is concerned that the summer heat could be wearing Keppel down a little.
...The Fighters turned a season 5 double plays in yesterday's game against the Orix Buffaloes:
Mitsutaka Goto grounded into a 1-6-3 double play in the first;
Tomotaka Sakaguchi grounded into a 4-6-3 double play in the third;
Aarom Bladiris grounded into a 6-4-3 double play in the sixth;
Alex Cabrera was doubled off first on a fly ball to left in the 8th; and
Fumihiro Suzuki grounded into a 4-6-3 double play in the 9th.
...Shinji Takahashi was discharged from the hospital yesterday. Takahashi will begin working out at Ni-gun Kamagaya beginning on the 13th.
...The Fighters, in collaboration with Sports Depo, will be hosting an event called Field Camp 2010 (フィールドキャンプ2010) where 50 groups of people (3-5 people per group and consisting of at least one child between 6 and 15 years old) will have a chance to camp out on field at Sapporo Dome (from 6:30pm on 8/7 until 9:00am on 8/8).
...Together with Lawsons located in Hokkaido, the Fighters will be giving away a number of things through a promotion called We Love Hokkaido 2010 Present Campaign (WE LOVE HOKKAIDO2010プレゼントキャンペーン). Fans will be able to