Kenta Maeda (HIR) tossed about 40 pitches in the bullpen at Mazda Stadium yesterday -- it was his first real throwing session since he ran into some blister problems during his last start on the 20th and had to be taken off the active roster on the 21st. Assuming no problems, he should get tomorrow's start against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome.
Incidentally, the Carp will apparently give rookie Kota Ito a start tonight against the Chunichi Dragons.
His Ni-gun numbers so far:
The 12 homers and 47 walks Ito has given up over 79.2 innings really pop out. Could be an interesting start for Ito.