=== 3/31/2010 5:10am JST
...Masato Nakazawa actually got the start on Tuesday night and did a great job, despite giving up 2 quick runs in the first inning on a Tony Blanco 2-run homer.
Nakazawa's final line: 5.1 IP, 23 BF, 98 NP, 4 H, 6 SO, 4 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.
=== 7:44pm JST
...Seems there's a good chance that Masato Nakazawa might start Wednesday's game against the Chunichi Dragons. If he gets the start and manages to pull off a win, he'll become just the 10th pitcher in franchise history to start his pro career off with a victory (the last pitcher to do it was Masanori Ishikawa in 2002; the last pitcher out of the Industrial League to do it was Tomohito Ito in 1993).
...The Swallows announced on Tuesday that a Tsubakuro Festival mobile has site opened.