Hirokazu Sawamura has yet to allow a run at Nagoya Dome over his career (three starts, twenty-six innings).
Eleven Yomiuri home games between September 1 and September 23 will be broadcast online via Nippon TV's On Demand website. Streams on September 1 and 2 will be free of charge.
Takeru Imamura's streak of consecutive appearances without allowing a run ended on Tuesday at twenty-nine games.
The start of Tuesday's game was delayed by an hour because of the rain. Kenta Maeda ended up tossing two bullpen sessions before the game, which may have affected his game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2012
Both of Eishin Soyogi's knees are not in great shape -- he had left knee surgery last year and has developed some problems in his right knee from over-compensating for his left knee. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2012