Yasutomo Kubo faced 10 batters during situational BP today at Naruohama and gave up 1 could-be hit. He threw a total 40 pitches and topped out at 138km/h. Kubo also tossed 60 pitches in the bullpen before his outing as BP pitcher. It was the first time Kubo threw 100 pitches since his injury.
Ikketsu Sho started a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri today and gave up a run on 4 hits over 7 innings of work.
DYK: Tomoaki Kanemoto's 1002 straight plate appearances without a DP is a Japan record (set between 2000 and 2001).
Yukinori Momiyama's gave birth to the couple's first child yesterday -- a boy weighing 3,690 grams.
Norichika Aoki suffered a minor left ankle sprain while running the bases in today's game against the Hiroshima Carp. The Swallows will see how Aoki is feeling after a day off tomorrow.