Jason Standridge, Randy Messenger, and Yasutomo Kubo will likely make starts in an upcoming three game series against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome (beginning tonight).
In other pitching related news:
Pitching coach Takashi Yamaguchi told reporters that Tomoyuki Kubota is still the team's setup man. But Yamaguchi also noted that Kubota can't handle the entire workload himself and that Yuya Ando and Ken Nishimura will likely provide some help in that area..
As for Kyuji Fujikawa pitching more than one inning against the Dragons on the first, Yamaguchi said that while the team was hoping to keep his outings limited to an inning each, there would be situations where Fujikawa could go more than an inning.