...Despite giving up a hit in every inning he pitched, Masanori Ishikawa still managed to keep the Rakuten Eagles to just one run over 6 innings for his second victory of the year.
...The Swallows won their third game in a row yesterday. One more win and they tie the season high of four games, set between 3/27 and 3/31.
...Josh Whitesell started working out yesterday -- he took some fielding practice in left and at first and also took some BP. Said Whitesell, "I'm a first baseman by trade, but I'll play wherever I'm needed. I also want to show [them] I can hit." Depending on how he progresses, Whitesell could be placed on the active roster as early as the 25th (vs the Hanshin Tigers).