Dream11 Fantasy NPB: Swallows at Dragons

Dream11 Fantasy NPB: Swallows at Dragons

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy NPB series.

Chunichi Dragons (7-8) vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows (7-7)

Tuesday, July 7th, 5:00 AM EDT

Projected Starters

RHP Yuya Yanagi (1-1, 2.08 ERA) vs RHP Albert Suarez (2-0, 0.82 ERA)

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The Swallows and the Dragons sit in third and fourth place of the Central League standings, respectively, and it seems these two franchises will battle it out during most of the season for the third and final spot in the CL playoffs. Both teams enter this tie in almost equal runs of form – both have won three of their last five contests while also going 1-2 over their last three. Perhaps the lone difference is the fact that the Dragons avoided the sweep against the Giants on Sunday, while the Swallows couldn't win the series against the BayStars following Sunday's defeat. The pitching matchup faces Yuya Yanagi against Albert Suarez. The Dragons' righty has gone 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 13 innings this season, while the Venezuelan right-hander has been even better for the Swallows and owns a 0.82 ERA so far following his first two outings.

Dragons' Expected Lineup

CF – Yohei Ohshima

RF – Ryosuke Hirata

LF – Zoilo Almonte

1B – Dayan Viciedo

3B – Shuhei Takahashi

2B – Toshiki Abe

SS – Yota Kyoda

C – Takuma Katoh

P – Yuya Yanagi

Swallows' Expected Lineup

1B – Tomotaka Sakaguchi

2B – Tetsuto Yamada

LF – Norichika Aoki

3B – Munetaka Murakami

CF – Yasutaka Shiomi

RF – Yuhei Takai

SS – Alcides

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Juan Pablo Aravena
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