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Yakult Swallows: June 2, 2010

by on Jun.02, 2010 @ 4:36 pm, under NPB

11:42pm JST

...The Swallows announced that 6/7 will be New Era Cap Day at the stadium.

...Shigeru Takada dropped by the Yakult offices on Wednesday to meet with team owner Sumiya Hori and apologize for his poor performance.  According to club president Tadashi Suzuki, Takada still has a position with the club and will provide the team with advice, but for all intents and purposes, he'll be taking a little time away from baseball.

4:36pm JST

...Ryo Yoshimoto recorded a big game-tying RBI last night against his former team, the Softbank Hawks.  Said Yoshimoto, "I played for the Hawks for 10 years.  I thought I could repay them thanks for those years by showing them I'm still grinding it out."

...By beating the Softbank Hawks last night, the Swallows kept the Pacific League from taking over the top six spots in the Inter-league standings.  The last time (and only time) the PL held the top six spots in the standing was in 2007 when all six PL teams beat the CL on the first day of Inter-league play.