Tough break: Shinji Iwata has given up one run (earned) over his last four starts (twenty-nine innings) and has just one victory.
Morimichi Takagi celebrated his seventy-first birthday today. Reporters sang Happy Birthday during a mini ceremony before the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2012
Scott Mathieson did not pitch tonight because his body felt tight. Source: Sponichi 7/17/2012
Ryota Arai recorded the team's 7,000th home run (since the two league format began). Source: Sponichi 7/17/2012