...From Wednesday's game against the Yakult Swallows:
...The Dragons lost to the Swallows, 9-5.
...After hitting his first home run of the year on Tuesday off Masato Nakazawa, Tony Blanco has gone 0-for-6: strikeout, walk, strikeout, strikeout, fly out to right, ground out to second, ground out to third.
...Both Masahiko Morino (2-for-3, BB, HR, 2 R, RBI) and Kazuhiro Wada (2-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI) hit home runs. As did Dionys Cesar (1-for-4, HR, R, RBI). All were solo shots.
Incidentally, Blanco is currently the clean-up hitter, batting in between Morino and Wada.
...Rough night for Takashi Ogasawara. He gave up at least 1 hit in every inning he pitched. And the only inning the Swallows couldn't score a run off Ogasawara was in the second when he gave up just one hit.
Ogasawara's final line: 4 IP, 23 BF, 76 NP, 9 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 8 R, 8 ER.
...Masato Matsui collected his first pro hit (in his second at bat) against the Yakult Swallows on Tuesday. He entered the game in the 7th as a pinch-hitter and hit a single to center off Masahiro Yoshikawa.