The Seiichi Uchikawa "Ago-Touch" (or Chin-Touch) is becoming famous amongst fans. Uchikawa can thank teammate Nobuhiro Matsuda for that.
Jose Ortiz was the starting DH and batted fourth during a Ni-gun game against Hanshin yesterday and went 0-for-4. Ortiz's left hamstring is apparently fine now, meaning he could be added back to the active roster as early as 6/3 (he'll play in at least one more Ni-gun game on 6/1).
Akinori Iwamura injured his left hamstring during a Ni-gun game against Seibu on 5/27. While the Ni-gun team is currently in Rifu for a 3-game series against the Nippon Ham Fighters (5/31 - 6/2), Iwamura was left behind in Sendai to focus on rehabbing the leg.
Kazuo Matsui's home run last night was his third of the season and the first since 5/1 (vs Orix).
Teppei started in right and batted first during a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham yesterday and went 0-for-4.