27-year-old rookie Yuki Shichijo was taken off the active roster today after his second straight bad outing last night. In his last two starts, Shichijo has given up 12 runs (all earned) on 14 hits, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts.
"I'm sure he's feeling a little tired now," said chief / pitching coach Daisuke Araki. "We want him to go down and get himself refreshed."
Despite these two awful starts, he remains undefeated: 4-0 record in 9 starts.