Chiba Lotte Marines
Saburo was hit by a pitch on his right hand during yesterday's game against the Seibu Lions in the 6th inning and was replaced by a pinch-runner. He was later taken to a hospital in Tokorozawa and diagnosed with a contusion on his right ring finger.
Tae-Kyun Kim was left out of the starting line-up yesterday because he wasn't feeling well. Kim wasn't feeling well during practice and was sent back to the player hotel after a check-up at a hospital.
Takahiro Shiomi will be making his first pro start today against the Softbank Hawks. His numbers at Ni-gun: 6 G, 2-1, 27.0 IP, 16 H, 4 HR, 3 BB, 21 SO, 7 R, 7 ER, 2.33 ERA.