The Tigers are 0-5 in 5 games against foreign starters this year (Maximo Nelson twice; Carlos Torres, Bryan Bullington, and Wei-Ying Chen once each).
During today's Ni-gun game against Seibu:
Tetsuya Yamaguchi entered the game in the 6th and retired the side in order; he also topped out at 143km/h. ... Shinnosuke Abe was the starting catcher and batted fifth. He went 1-for-4. While Abe only played into the 5th on Friday, he played through a full 9 inning game today (he caught 6 different pitchers)..
Yokohama Bay Stars
Luis Enrique Gonzalez worked out with the Ichi-gun roster at Yokohama Stadium today. His tryout will start tomorrow and will include a bullpen session in front of the coaches. Said Gonzalez, "I have faith in my fastball. I also want to show them that I can mix it well with my off-speed pitches."