...From Saturday's game against the Yakult Swallows:
...The Bay Stars lost the game, 13-12. They have now lost 3 games in a row.
...The offense went 22-for-46 at the plate. Of the 22 hits they amassed, only three went for extra bases (two home runs and one double).
...The Swallows couldn't seem to figure out how to get Jose Castillo out: 5-for-5, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI.
...Shun Yamaguchi took the loss in the bottom of the 9th when he surrendered a 2-run homer to pinch hitter Ryohei Kawamoto. Yamaguchi has lost two of the Bay Stars' last five games.
Final line: 1.2 IP, 8 BF, 34 NP, 2 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.
Incidentally, Yamaguchi threw four consecutive fastballs to Kawamoto, all up and in. Seems his choice of pitches confused Takao Obana.
...Shintaro Ejiri told reporters that he started using a blue glove this year and now feels that fate may have played had something to do with him ending up in Yokohama. Ejiri's uniform number with the Bay Stars is 52.