...Aaron Guiel hit a home run on Friday night, his first since 4/9 (vs Hanshin Tigers), a span of 10 games.
...Masato Nakazawa became the Swallows' first rookie pitcher to toss a complete game shutout since 7/6/1994 when Futoshi Yamabe did it against Chunichi. He is also the first Yakult rookie pitcher to start the season 2-0 since Makoto Fujiwara started out 4-0 back in 1969. Nakazawa's three hit performance also earned him the game's Hitting Award. And the last pitcher to win that award: Kazuyuki Yamamoto (HAN) back on 7/20/1972 vs Hiroshima.