The Dragons still haven't figured out how to hit Yu Darvish (CHU). Since the 2007 Nippon Series, the Dragons have been shutout by Darvish through 38 consecutive innings.
5 shutout innings (7 strikeouts) on 11/1/2007 (Nagoya Dome)
8 shutout innings (10 strikeouts) on 6/13/2009 (Sapporo Dome)
7 shutout innings (7 strikeouts) on 6/12/2010 (Sapporo Dome)
9 shutout innings (11 strikeouts) on 5/25/2011 (Nagoya Dome)
9 shutout innings (10 strikeouts) on 6/8/2011 (Sapporo Dome)
Kai-Wen Cheng started a Ni-gun game against Chunichi today and tossed 5 shutout, no-hit innings.
Yoshiyuki Kamei and Yoshinobu Takahashi both played in Ni-gun games against Yokohama today -- Kamei started at third, batted first, and went 0-for-2 through 8 innings while Takahashi started in right, batted third, and went 0-for-1 through 5 innings.
Taishi Ota got some playing time in the OF during today's Ni-gun game against Yokohama -- he took over in left in the 8th inning. Said Ota, "I was surprised [they put me in]. I wasn't even prepared. But who knows where you can find a starting job, so I'll do my best to expand my [skills]."