...Hiromitsu Ochiai became the 2nd Dragons manager to win 500 games. The other manager: Senichi Hoshino. Ochiai still managed to win his 500th game quicker than Hoshino: 908 games to 955.
Ochiai also became the 27th manager in NPB history to win 500 games.
...Hirokazu Ibata's 2-run homer in the top of the 4th on Friday night were all the runs the Dragons needed in order to win (although they did score one more run on a sac fly in the top of the 5th). The last time Wada hit a homer at Seibu Dome (then Goodwill Dome) was on 9/27/2007.