Shota Oba will be taken off the active roster on Saturday after his rough start today: 0.1 IP, 19 NP, 5 BF, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 WP, 2 R, 2 ER. Source: Sports Hochi 8/3/2012
Nippon Ham Fighters
Chiba Lotte Marines
Toshiaki Imae recorded the 1,000th hit of his career in the 4th inning of tonight's game against the Orix Buffaloes (off Hayato Terahara). He is the 270th player in the NPB to reach the milestone. His first hit came on September 30, 2002. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/3/2012, Sanspo 8/3/2012
Doug Mathis tossed about fifty pitches in a bullpen session during pre-game workouts today.
Said pitching coach Takashi Nishimoto of the session, "[Mathis] was keeping his pitches low. He seems to have good control. He also had good off-speed pitches."