...12-8-0 (1st place): The Giants had a rough week, losing a three game series against the Hanshin Tigers (2-1) and tying a two game series against the Yakult Swallows (1-1). This was also the week when 5 Tigers connected for five home runs in one game against the Giants (4/13). Tetsuya Yamaguchi also made his return to the pen and ended up losing his first appearance (4/14) as a reliever.
...Hayato Sakamoto went 7-for-22 (.318) with 1 homer and 5 RBI this past week (5 games).
...The Giants held workouts for pitchers at Kyocera Dome on Monday. Shugo Fujii, Dicky Gonzalez, and Tetsuya Utsumi will likely be starters during the next three games against the Yokohama Bay Stars.