Tomoaki Kanemoto is three RBI away from 1,500.
Atsushi Nomi took a batted ball off his left shin (Yoshinobu Takahashi was up to bat) in the 1st inning of tonight's game against the Yomiuri Giants and suffered a contusion. Nomi remained in the game and pitch through the 3rd inning before being taken out. He did not go to the hospital, but did have the area iced. He is considered day-to-day.
Ryo Asai caught Ken Nishimura, Yusuke Kawasaki, and Tomoyuki Kubota during his two innings of work as a catcher on Friday (Ni-gun game vs Softbank at Koshien). He borrowed Akihito Fujii's equipment.
Carp pitchers have recorded six shutout victories this month. That ties the franchise record for most shutout victories in one month, set in both August 1979 and May 1996. The pitching staff has two more games to break the franchise record.