...Nobuhiko Matsunaka hit a pinch-hit homer last night, his first since 1999. The 19th is also Matsunaka's wife's birthday. Matsunaka has also hit homers on her birthday in 2004 (two of them) and 2005 (one).
...Hiroki Kokubo jokingly told reporters that he didn't play in last night's game after he went 0-for-5. Munenori Kawasaki, on the other hand, reached base in all 5 trips to the plate (3-for-3, a walk and an HBP).