...Masanori Ishikawa failed to pick up his first win of the year on Wednesday night against the Hiroshima Carp. He has started the 2010 season with four consecutive losses and allowed 18 runs (15 earned) over 24.2 innings of work.
The Swallows also lost their fourth game in a row and are now 5-8 (including Thursday night's win) so far in April.
...Takada Shigeru tried jumbling up the line-up on Wednesday night, moving Norichika Aoki up to the lead-off spot, moving Aaron Guiel up to the 4-hole, and dropping Jamie D'Antona down to the 6-hole.
...Yuhei Nakamura recorded his first hit and RBI of his career in the second inning on Wednesday night. He also threw out a runner trying to steal second.