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Yomiuri Giants: April 12, 2010

by on Apr.12, 2010 @ 1:39 pm, under NPB

...Michihiro Ogasawara is on fire: he's 12-for-18 over his last 5 games.  Ogasawara has also hit 3 home runs and driven in 12 RBIs over that time frame.  Hayato Sakamoto is in the middle of a 14-game hitting streak.  And Tetsuya Matsumoto is 10-for-16 with 7 runs and 2 stolen bases over his last 4 games.

...Marc Kroon threw 44 pitches (mostly forks) in the bullpen on Sunday.  He told reporters that he was still feeling a little pain but thought that the fact he could pitch was a good sign.  Kroon will pitch a game or two in Ni-gun before he returns to Ichi-gun.  When he pitches in his first Ni-gun game will be determined by how he's feeling on Tuesday.

...Alex Ramirez won 1M yen for hitting a JR Higashi Japan billboard out in left-center.  Seems he'll only see 10% of that though, as his wife has already claimed 90%.