Atsushi Nomi will probably start tomorrow's game against the Seibu Lions (at Seibu Dome). He also took part in team practices at QVC Marine Field today. Nomi is 0-3 in 4 starts since his last victory on 5/3 (vs Yomiuri).
Takahiro Arai was excused from practices today because he wasn't feeling well.
Ikusei Koji Yoshioka started a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima today and gave up 2 runs on 7 hits over 7 innings of work.
Yoshinobu Takahashi and Yoshiyuki Kamei joined the Ichi-gun team for practice at Koshien today. Both will probably be in the starting line-up tomorrow.
Tatsunori Hara spent about an hour working with Hayato Sakamoto and Hisayoshi Chono during practice today (training exercises and BP).
The Swallows announced that rock band DaizyStripper will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on the 14th (vs Seibu). They also be showing the bands music video for their newest single, KISS YOU, on the big screen.