=== 4/4/2010 3:22am JST
...The last time the Swallows came back to win a game on a pinch-hit, walk-off home run was back on 6/3/1970 (vs Hiroshima).
=== 8:00pm JST
...From Saturday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars:
...The Swallows beat the Bay Stars, 13-12.
...The Swallows were 16-for-41 in the game with nine extra base hits (five home runs and four doubles).
...It was Ryohei Kawamoto's pinch-hit, walk-off 2-run blast in the bottom of the 9th (off Shun Yamaguchi) that sealed the game for the Swallows.
...Yoshinori Sato followed up a very good start against the Yomiuri Giants, with a very bad start against the Yokohama Bay Stars. Stability appears to be the one thing missing from Yoshinoi's pro career so far.
Final line: 2 IP, 17 BF, 67 NP, 11 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 8 R, 8 ER.
...Masanori Ishikawa earned his domestic FA option on Friday. He is also in the middle of a four-year deal deal.
...The Swallows found themselves in first place on Friday, the first time since 4/1/2006.