...The Bay Stars announced that Terrmel Sledge will be returning to the States on the 6th in order to be with his expecting wife. As such, Sledge will not be with the team on the 8th and 9th (vs Yomiuri Giants) and will return to Japan on the 11th.
...The Bay Stars pulled of a comeback victory after being down by as much as 6 runs after 4 innings of play. The last time the team overcame a 6 run deficit was back on 9/1/2007 against Yomiuri.
...Takao Obana on the team's progress so far:
"Takeyama's homer helped breath life back into the game. And the relievers did a great job as well. The more games we win like this, the more momentum we'll have. Little by little, I think this team is finally starting to come around."