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Yomuri Giants: March 29, 2010

by on Mar.29, 2010 @ 4:46 pm, under NPB

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

...Hisayoshi Chono started the game at center and batted second (over Tetsuya Matsumoto).  It was his first start of the year and he ended up going 0-for-2 with walk: strike out, line out to short, walk.

...Hayato Sakamoto went yard for the second time in as many games.

...The Giants lost the series, 2-1.  They have now lost their last three consecutive series to start the year -- in 2009 they went 0-2-1 against the Hiroshima Carp and in 2008 they went 0-3-0 against the Yakult Swallows.

...Shugo Fujii will be making his first regular season start against the Yokohama Bay Stars on the 30th.  He prepared for his start on Monday by playing some catch and running some sprints.

...Giants Grand Prix 2010 (ジャイアンツグランプリ2010) -- the Giants announced that they will be holding weekly quizzes (20 question every Tuesday between 3/30 - 10/31) find out who knows the most about the team.

...Family Open Field will take place on 4/25 and 5/16.  The event is geared towards elementary kids and allows them to try a number of different things at Tokyo Dome, like playing catch on the field and seeing what it's like to be a groundskeeper.