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Chunichi Dragons: April 1, 2010

by on Apr.01, 2010 @ 10:20 pm, under NPB

...From Thursday's game against the Yakult Swallows:

...The Dragons beat the Swallows, 5-2.

...Kazuhiro Wada and Masahiko Morino managed to extend their hitting streak to 6 games.

...Tony Blanco appears to be coming around slowly: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, R, RBI.

...Edward Valdez started his first game of the season and held the hot-hitting Swallows to just 2 runs on 6 hits.  The two runs he gave up came on two solo homers in the first inning (Kazuki Fukuchi and Norichika Aoki).

Valedez's final line: 5 IP, 20 BF, 68 NP, 6 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

...Seems Hiromitsu Ochiai has seen enough of Dionys Cesar at second base (three errors over give games) and will likely start using him more in the outfield.  That means Cesar will move to center, Hirokazu Ibata to second, and Tatsuro Iwasaki at short.