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Yomiuri Giants: March 30, 2010

by on Mar.30, 2010 @ 7:19 pm, under NPB

=== 3/31/2010 4:35am JST

...Tetsuya Yamaguchi's first start could come on 4/3 against the Hiroshima Carp.

So the rotation, over the next 5 days, beginning with Wednesday's game (3/31) will likely be: Kentaro Nishimura, Tetsuya Utsumi, Dicky Gonzalez, Tetsuya Yamaguchi, and Shun Tono.

...It seems Ryuichi Bito and Yi-Hao Lin are two Ikusei players that could be re-signed to regular contracts sometime in May.  The Giants may use the upcoming JABA Niigata tournament (via Sirius) as a test to see whether or not they deserve to be upgraded.

=== 7:19pm JST

...Shugo Fujii told reporters before his start on Monday that he had a good idea of how to shut Terrmel Sledge down because he used to watch him during practice.  As of this post, Sledge is 0-for-2 against Fujii.

...TV ratings for the Giants home opener against the Yakult Swallows on the 26th came in a 12.3% for the Kanto region (down 1%).  Ratings for the second game dipped further, dropping down to 7.9%.  But the game was also up against the Koki Kameda fight and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships.

...It seems Hisayoshi Chono's old Honda number (10) will likely remain unused until someone worthy enough arrives.