The Swallows have refrained from making statements about how much time Wladimir Balentien will miss because they want to give their team doctor a chance to evaluate him first. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/2/2012
Sports Hochi figures it could take about a month.
The Giants have not lost any of their last twenty-eight consecutive series.
Dicky Gonzalez was removed from the 1st inning of Wednesday's game against the Chunichi Dragons with discomfort in his right leg and was taken to the hospital for an examination during the game. What happens next will depend on how his next evaluation goes. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/2/2012
Gonzalez was taken off the active roster today with inflammation in his right adductor muscle. Source: Daily Sports 8/2/2012
Daiki Enokida played catch at a distance of about sixty meters on Wednesday. He also ran some hills.
Said team trainer Yasunori Gonda, "The next step will be throwing the ball harder on flat ground at a short distance. If things go well, [Enokida] could see [a bullpen session] soon."
Source: Sanspo 8/2/2012
Yokohama Bay Stars
Bobby Cramer was demoted today after a rough start on Wednesday -- vs Hiroshima: 4.1 IP, 96 NP, 24 BF, 8 H, 1 HR, 4 SO, 3 BB, 7 R, 7 ER. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/1/2012
Kiyoshi Nakahata after Wednesday night's 12-0 loss to the Hiroshima Carp (via Sanspo): "There are kids in the stands because of summer vacation. We can not show them this kind of a game."