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Yakult Swallows: March 30, 2010

by on Mar.30, 2010 @ 7:44 pm, under NPB

=== 3/31/2010 5:10am JST

...As scheduled, Aya Mastuura sang the national anthem and threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday.

...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.