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Yomiuri Giants: March 24, 2010

by on Mar.24, 2010 @ 5:18 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...It seems the Giants will be going with a 5-man rotation during the first two series of the season and add Tetsuya Yamaguchi in during or after the third series.  Both Tetsuya Utsumi and Dicky Gonzalez will likely pitch on 5-days rest during the first few turns of the rotation.

Yamaguchi  is scheduled to start a Ni-gun game against Yakult on the 24th (he'll try to throw about 100 pitches).

...Both Gonzalez and Utsumi did some running and various other basic exercises on Tuesday in preparation for their upcoming starts against the Yakult Swallows.  Utsumi vowed to toss a complete game opening day victory.  And if he does it, he'll be the first lefty to do it in franchise history.

...Tatsunori Hara expects his starters to go at least 7 innings while giving up, at the most, 3 runs.

...For those interested in what a Nippon Series Championship Ring looks like (they apparently cost 1M yen a piece).

...The Giants announced that they have begun offering team logo / player wallpapers and various other goodies to allow fans to customize their mobile phones through a site called Giants Kisekai (GIANTS きせかえ).

...Giants' posters have apparently been plastered on 21 columns (42 images)  at Tokyo Station's Yaesu entrance.  There's also a mini exhibit of player uniforms as well.  The area is being sponsors by Yomiuri Shimbun, Nippon TV, and the Yomiuri Giants.