Matt Murton collected his 7th modasho (3 or more hits) yesterday and now has 70 hits (on pace for 187). Last season, Murton had 24 modasho and finished with 214 hits.
Craig Brazell recorded his first 4-hit and 2-homer game of the season last night (4-for-4 with 2 homers, a double, and 4 RBI).
The Giants played their first game in Koriyama last night since 6/7/1988 (vs Yakult).
Yuki Shichijo made his Ichi-gun debut yesterday and beat the Yomiuri Giants. That makes him the first pitcher in franchise history to debut, start, and win against the Giants.
Kenjiro Nomura watched the game on the TV located in the clubhouse at Toyama Stadium yesterday. He also watched over the team during pre-game practice. Fielding / base-running coach Shinji Ko was selected to manage the team (he'll also manage the team today).
Yokohama Bay Stars
Yuta Naito knocked out the CL's first grand slam of the season last night. He also had one of the best games of his career, going 3-for-4 with 6 RBI.