Sho Nakata injured his right knee during fielding practice at Sapporo Dome today and cut his workouts short (he tweaked his knee when he jumped). He is considered day-to-day.
Bobby Keppel started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama at Kamagaya today and tossed seven shutout innings while allowing four hits. Of the twenty-one outs recorded, eleven were ground ball outs.
Hideki Kuriyama visited Kamagaya today to check on Ni-gun players.
The team has apparently received more inquiries about their home opener and sold more tickets after Yuki Saito was named the starter. Promo tickets to their opening series are also close to being sold out.