Nippon Ham Fighters
Yuki Saito started playing catch again today (40-50%; from about 10 meters; about 30 throws; Masaru Takeda was his partner). It was his first round of catch since injuring his left oblique on the 8th. Said Saito, "I threw at about 40-50%. I didn't feel any pain in any of the things I did today. Scared? There's none of that. I think things are improving."
Sho Nakata has now safely hit in 10 straight. That's 15-for-36 with 2 double, 2 triples, 4 homers, 8 R, and 13 RBI.
Chan Ho Park was taken off the active roster today. It seems Akinobu Okada wants to skip one of Park's starts and have him make adjustments while sticking around with the Ichi-gun roster. Mitsutaka Goto was also taken off the active roster due to poor performance (24 G, 18-for-90, .200 / .250 / .267).
Takahiro Shiomi's first Kleenex Stadium start was rained out today. Masahiro Tanaka is currently scheduled to start tomorrow's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines.