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Yomiuri Giants: March 6, 2010

by on Mar.06, 2010 @ 4:21 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 3/7/2010 1:27am JST

...Tetsuya Utsumi worked out in the bullpen at Giants Stadium on Saturday in preparation for his start against the Softbank Hawks on Sunday at Yahoo Dome.  Ni-gun pitching coach Tadakatsu Kotani was on hand to watch over his session.

=== 3/6/2010 4:21pm JST

...Tetsuya Yamaguchi threw some pitches in the bullpen for the first time on Friday since missing some time due to tonsillitis.  Yamaguchi had been working out at Kawasaki since Wednesday but did not hold any bullpen sessions until Friday.  He told reporters that he was fully recovered.

...Kyohei Tsuchimoto told reporters on Friday that it currently takes him about 40 pitches to get ready before his outing and that he's aiming to drop that down to about 30 pitches.

...Hayato Sakamoto finally picked up his first hit in 18 trips to the plate during his at bat in the third on  Friday.

...As of Friday night, Hisayoshi Chono was 5-for-13 with 7 RBIs over 5 exhibition games.  On Saturday, he batted second in the lineup and went 1-for-4 with 2 strike outs.

...Yoshinobu Takahashi was hit by a pitch in his first at bat (near his lower back) on Friday, but was apparently alright.  He stayed in the game and ultimately went 0-for-2 with two strike outs.  Takahashi started the game at first and later moved out to right in the 4th.