...Kenta Maeda was scheduled to make a start tonight against the Hanshin Tigers, but it seems the team will be giving him the night off instead. Maeda is expected to make his All-Star start.
...The Carp were shutout for the fourth straight time in as many days. The last run they scored came in the 9th inning against the Yokohama Bay Stars on 7/15. That a total 36 innings without a run.
The team was last shutout four games in a row between 5/16 and 5/23/1959. They're also just 2 innings away from matching their franchise high for consecutive scoreless innings.