...A number of starting pitchers and position players worked out at Jingu Gaien today. The starting pitchers spent some of their time working on their bunting skills. Today was also the team's travel day as they begin a three game series against the Chunichi Dragons tomorrow.
...Ryoji Aikawa hit a homer on his birthday yesterday for the first time in his career.
...Shinya Miyamoto went 4-for-4 yesterday for the first time since 5/26/2007 (vs Nippon Ham).