...Shigeru Takada pointed to the line-up as being the main problem on Friday. Through the first 6 innings of the game, the Swallows only had 1 hit and 2 walks. The middle of the order (3-5 hitters): 1-for-10, 2 BB, R, 3 SO. The top of the order didn't do much better either: the first two batters went 1-for-8 with 4 SO and a DP.
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