...The Swallows are expected to hold an emergency organizational meeting today (perhaps they already have). It appears the meeting will focus mainly on going through a list of potential foreign players that could be added to the roster -- Masayuki Okumura apparently returned from his scouting trip to the US.
...Batting coach Kenji Awaguchi was originally set to step down in order take responsibility for the team's offensive slump. However, both the club and Shigeru Takada asked for him to stay on. At this point, it seems the Swallows want to keep the general status quo with the rest of the coaches for the rest of the season. They also do not have any plans to add a head coach for the rest of the season.
...While the Swallows did not lose last night (game ended in a tie), they are still just one loss away from losing 10 in a row without a loss. The last time they did that was back in 5/1973.