Takuya Asao tossed a shutout inning in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hiroshima today. Final line: 1 IP, 6 BF, 19 NP, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Masahiro Araki did not play in tonight's game because of discomfort in his left hamstring. Araki suffered an injury in the same area and missed about three weeks in July. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2012