Dream11 Fantasy NPB: Carp at Swallows

Dream11 Fantasy NPB: Carp at Swallows

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy NPB series.

Tokyo Yakult Swallows (4-5) vs Hiroshima Toyo Carp (5-3)

Wednesday, July 1st, 6:35 AM EDT

Projected Starters

RHP Albert Suarez (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs LHP Kris Johnson (0-1, 5.40 ERA)

Game Preview

The first game of the series between these two sides got postponed, so this will be the first time the Swallows and the Carp face each other this season. The Carp have performed slightly better over the course of the year, winning five games to the Swallows' four, and they finished 11.5 games ahead of the visitors last season as well. The pitching matchup will feature Albert Suarez and Kris Johnson, two former MLB pitchers who are are coming off different results in their first starts of the 2020 campaign. While Suarez tossed six scoreless innings with four strikeouts en route to a win, Johnson allowed three runs in five innings while taking the loss.

Swallows Expected Lineup

1B – Tomotaka Sakaguchi

2B – Tetsuto Yamada

LF – Norichika Aoki

3B – Munetaka Murakami

CF – Yasutaka Shiomi

RF – Yuhei Takai

SS – Alcides Escobar

C – Motohiro Shima

P – Albert Suarez

Carp Expected Lineup

LF – Jose Pirela

2B – Ryosuke Kikuchi

CF – Ryoma Nishikawa

RF – Seiya Suzuki

3B – Alejandro Mejia

C – Tsubasa Aizawa

1B – Shota Dobayashi

SS – Kosuke Tanaka

P – Kris Johnson

Top Picks

Munetaka Murakami, Swallows: Murakami heads into this game with an excellent .364/.447/.636 slash line through his first 38 plate appearances. He's

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