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Yomiuri Giants: March 28, 2010

by on Mar.28, 2010 @ 4:26 pm, under NPB

...Tetsuya Yamaguchi started a Futures game on the 27th and tossed seven shutout inning while giving up 2 hits and striking out 11 (98 pitches).  Yamaguchi consistently kept his fastball in the 140km/h range.  His first Ichi-gun regular season start will likely come against the Hiroshima Carp on 4/2.

...From Saturday's game against the Yakult Swallows:

...Hayato Sakamoto had gone 9 straight plate appearances to start the season without a hit before his 3-run slam in the 9th.

...Hisayoshi Chono recorded his first pro hit his second trip to the plate.  It was a single off Hei-Chun Lee in the 9th.

...Former Giant Sadaharu Oh dropped by the Sumida City Gymnasium on Sunday to check out a mini exhibit on him that will officially open on 4/1.

...Kiyoshi Nakahata spoke during Stage G-King on Sunday.