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Yakult Swallows: May 4, 2010

by on May.04, 2010 @ 4:02 pm, under NPB

...Shigeru Takada's comment after Monday's loss:

"We're having a hard time breaking out of this slump.  With the way our offense is, the 5 runs [in the second inning] really took a toll on us."

...Yoshinori Sato was demoted to Ni-gun today.  Sato gave up 28 runs (24 earned) in his last 28 innings of work -- that includes 39 hits (4 homers) and 13 walks.  That's a far cry from his first start of the year against the Yomiuri Giants: 8 IP, 5 H, 1 HR, 5 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R, 1 ER.