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Yakult Swallows: July 22, 2010

by on Jul.22, 2010 @ 6:51 am, under NPB

...Masanori Ishikawa beat the Giants for the first time since 3/28/2008.  It was also his first victory at Tokyo Dome since 8/18/2004.

...Chang-Yong Lim picked up his 20th save last night.  That gives him three straight seasons of 20 or more saves.  Sponichi also mentions that while the Swallows would love to see Lim return next season, Lim isn't necessarily making things easy for the team in order to keep him (Lim apparently is interested in pitching in Japan).  Meaning that even if negotiations break-down and he doesn't return to the Swallows next season, he could always end up moving to another NPB team.