...10-15-0 (6th place): The Bay Stars went 2-3 this past week. Seiichi Uchikawa paced the team in batting average, going 8-for-18 (.444) with 2 BB, 3 RBI and 2 R. Yokohama did not hit any home runs this past week. Rookie Shigeru Kaga closed out the week with his first NPB victory, which also marked the first time since 2008 that a rookie pitcher won a game.
Shuichi Murata continues to struggle -- he finished off the past week 3-for-18 (.167) with 4 strikeouts. The Bay Stars also lost Tasuku Hashimoto this past week to a fractured right rib (could be out 2-3 weeks).
Upcoming schedule: the Bay Stars begin a 9-game stretch on Tuesday. They will be play three against Hiroshima (at Mazda Stadium), three against Yakult (at Jingu Stadium), and three against Hiroshima (at Yokohama Stadium).