Yuichi Honda (neck pain) will most likely make it back to the active roster in time for the Hiroshima series that begins on May 22.
Atsushi Okamoto will be demoted to Ni-gun after another rough outing today (0.1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 1 HBP, 3 R, 0 ER). He also committed a throwing error to first that allowed the first of three unearned runs to score (also tied the game at 2-2) and put runners on second and third with just one out.
May 22 (vs Yomiuri) Kazuhiro Kiyohara vs Katsuhito Mizuno
May 25 (vs Yakult) Hatsuhiko Tsuji vs Kenjiro Kawasaki
June 3 (vs Yokohama) Akio Saito vs Takanori Okamura
June 5 (vs Chunichi) Ken Suzuki vs Shigeki Noguchi
June 14 (vs Hanshin) Hiromichi Ishige vs Koji Noda
June 17 (vs Hiroshima) Koji Yamamoto vs Osamu Higashio