...Masanori Ishikawa is 3-1 on opening day. If he wins on opening day this year, he'll take the lead in franchise opening day victories. Ishikawa is currently stuck in a four-way tie with Masaichi Kaneda, Hiromu Matsuoka, and Kazuhisa Ishii.
Ishikawa will take on the Yomiuri Giants on opening day.
...The Swallows only have two catchers on the their opening day rosters.
...Norichika Aoki's appearance on Nippon TV's News Zero has been bumped up a day to Wednesday (3/24).