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Yomiuri Giants: March 18, 2010

by on Mar.18, 2010 @ 3:35 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 3/19/2010 12:55am JST

...Kentaro Nishimura's exhibition game outings:

3/18 vs Chunichi Dragons: 5 IP, 21 BF, 86 NP, 4 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 1 R, 0 ER

3/13 vs Orix Buffaloes: 2 IP, 10 BF, 39 NP, 3 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 ER

3/5 vs Chiba Lotte Marines: 4 IP, 15 BF, 62 NP, 2 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 0 R, 0 ER

2/27 vs Seibu Lions: 2 IP, 8 BF, 17 NP, 1 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER

With his latest outing, Nishimura may have nudged himself closer to a spot in the starting rotation.

=== 3:35pm JST

...Edgar Martinez has 10 hits during exhibition play: 5 to left, 2 to center, and 3 right.  Seems there's a chance he could be the starting second baseman, batting in the 6 hole.  That would give the Giants the following: Hayato Sakakmoto, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Michihiro Ogasawara, Alex Ramirez, Yoshiyuki Kamei, Martinez, Shinnosuke Abe, Hisayoshi Chono / Seung-Yeop Lee / Yoshinobu Takahashi and the pitcher.  The number 8 hitter would probably change based on whether or not Kamei or Ramirez played first.  And of course, there's been talk of having Chono hit out of the 2 hole against left-handed starters.