Hiroyuki Kobayashi could see some action against Ni-gun Chunichi on Tuesday (9/6). Kobayashi has not pitched in a game since he was demoted on 8/28. Depending on how things go, he could make a return to the active roster as early as Wednesday (9/7).
Team chairman Tsuneo Watanabe once again told reporters that he didn't know of anyone else that could be manager of the team other than Tatsunori Hara. According to Watanbe, "Hara is doing his best. The team was losing at first, but that was a problem with the players, not with Hara."
The Carp held practices at Mazda Stadium on Monday. Hiroshima begins a 6-game road trip on Tuesday -- they play 2 at Koshien / 1 at Kyocera Dome against the Hanshin Tigers and 3 at Tokyo Dome against the Yomiuri Giants.
Yokohama Bay Stars
Terrmel Sledge took BP (even took some swings off Takao Obana) and fielding practice at Yokohama Stadium on Monday.
The Bay Stars announced that Shun Yamaguchi will be featured in a Yokohama Fire Department poster asking fans not to call ambulances in non-emergency situations. Between January and June of 2011, half of all calls for ambulances were for people with minor issues.