...Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi will likely start tonight's game against the Yakult Swallows. Shimoyanagi was originally supposed to pitch on Wednesday, but that start was canceled due to rain.
Yasutomo Kubo will probably get tomorrow's start.
...Tomoaki Kanemoto is currently scheduled to return to the starting line-up today against the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium.
...It seems the Tigers will be promoting Ikusei player Issei Morita to their regular roster some time over the next day or so. Morita's numbers at Ni-gun so far.
...Casey Fossum started a Ni-gun game against Chunichi yesterday and gave up 3 runs (all earned) on 5 hits, 4 walks and one HBP over 5 innings of work. He also struck out four. Fossum struggled with his control and even told reporters that he had a tough time figuring out where his pitches were going.
...ASICS made a special pair All-Star cleats for Kyuji Fujikawa.
...According to Sanspo, the Tigers missed out on an estimated 600M yen in sales between the two rain-outs. on Wednesday and Thursday.