...The Swallows played in their final exhibition game of the pre-season on Sunday. They finished with a team batting average of .219, the lowest amongst all 12 NPB clubs.
...It seems Yoshinori Sato's solid pitching performance on Saturday earned him a regular season start against the Yomiuri Giants on the 27th. Yoshinori relied primarily on his slider and fastball and topped out at 151km/h on the radar gun.
Yoshinori's final line: 7 IP, 25 BF, 94 NP, 2 H, 8 SO, 3 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.