...Daisuke Miura's exhibition game outings:
3/14/2010 vs Orix Buffaloes: 5 IP, 19 BF, 76 NP, 4 H, 4 SO, 0 BB, 2 R, 2 ER
3/20/2010 vs Softbank Hawks: 1 IP, 6 BF, 18 NP, 3 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 1 R, 1 ER
...The Yokohama Bay Stars finally won their first exhibition game of the year on Sunday, beating the Orix Buffaloes, 6-3. Shuichi Murata played a big part in the victory, going 3-for-4 with a 3-run homer in the first inning.
...On Saturday, Takao Obana became the third first-year manager to start the year with 6 straight losses -- Tadashi Sugiura in 1986 with the Nankai Hawks and Tsutomu Wakamatsu in 1999 with the Yakult Swallows. He is the first manager to go 8 straight games without a victory.