Takahiro Arai batted 7th Thursday night for the first time since 5/15/2005.
Atsushi Nomi surrendered double-digit hits (11) during his start on Wednesday night for the first time in his career.
Yuya Fukui suffered a minor injury to his right hand (some bleeding between his right thumbnail and nail bed) while covering home plate (he collided with a base-runner) on a wild pitch in the 5th inning of Wednesday night's game. He ended up finishing out the inning but did not return after that.
Yokohama Bay Stars
Yuki Kuniyoshi will probably get another start during the team's 3-game series against the Hanshin Tigers that begins tomorrow. On Thursday, Kuniyoshi worked out at Alpen Stadium in Toyama with a number of other players.
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo spent some time working on his swing (BP, long soft-toss) during practice at Alpen Stadium on Thursday.