Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip) started a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham at Giants Stadium on August 9. He gave up two runs on five hits, including a solo home run, over five innings of work. He faced twenty hitters, threw eighty-six pitches, struck out six, and topped out at 136km/h. This was his fourth rehab game. He is scheduled to start another Ni-gun game on August 16 against Yakult at Tokyo Dome.