Dae-Ho Lee was officially made a Sports Tourism Meister during a ceremony at Kyocera Dome today.
Akinobu Okada was not especially happy that Yoshihisa Hirano did not use his fastball more against the Hanshin Tigers on Friday.
"[Hirano] has good velocity so I would not say anything if they hit has fastball. But [Arai] was fouling his fastball off and I do not know why he ran away and decided to go with an off-speed pitch. He needs to think about that, as does the catcher. Stuff like this can kill the outcome of the game," said Okada.
In addition to suffering a mandibular alveolar fracture, 7th round draft pick Shuhei Kojima also broke four of his bottom front teeth.