...Prior to his two hits on Sunday, Shuichi Murata was mired in an 0-for-17 slump (21 plate appearances - 3 walks, 1 sac fly).
...Seiichi Uchikawa hit his first home run since getting married on Sunday. He told reporters that he planned on taking the home run ball back home.
...Naoyuki Shimizu won his first game as a Bay Star on Sunday. He's also still recovering from a bruise on his lower left leg -- he was hit by a batted ball during his start against the Chunichi Dragons on the 6th and it seems there's still some tenderness in the area. In an attempt to help speed things up, he's currently using a some sort of a cooling system at his home, on loan from the team.