...10-10-0 (4th place): The Swallows went 2-3 this past week, dropping their series to Hiroshima (1-2) and tying their series with the Yomiuri Giants (1-1). Ryoji Aikawa also returned to action on the 17th after being out with a torn muscle in his left flank since 4/4.
...The Swallows held a practice session at Nagoya Stadium in Nagoya on Monday. Shigeru Takada was also at the stadium and even threw some BP for the younger players. Norichika Aoki also worked on his day off.
...The 12 strikeouts Kyohei Muranaka recorded on Sunday set a new career high.
...Shinya Miyamoto went 6-for-16 (.375) this past week (5 games).
...Tsubakuro will be visiting the Sumida Ward area on 5/1.