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Yomiuri Giants: April 13, 2010

by on Apr.13, 2010 @ 5:21 pm, under NPB

=== 4/14/2010 1:31am JST

...Nozomi Ohashi threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday.

=== 5:21pm JST

...The Giants will be pitching Tetsuya Utsumi and Dicky Gonzalez on 5 days of rest -- Utsumi could pitch on the 14th and Gonzalez on the 15th.  Seems the demotion of Kentaro Nishimura (blister, right finger) and the return of Tetsuya Yamaguchi to the bullpen is forcing the Giants to make adjustments to their rotation.

...Masumi Hoshino was promoted on Tuesday after impressing Tatsunori Hara during pre-game practice on Sunday.

...Wirfrin Obispo joined the Ichi-gun team for practice on Monday.  He threw an 82-pitch bullpen session in front of pitching coaches Masaki Saito, Isao Koda, and Ryuji Kimura.

...Marc Kroon tossed 43 pitches (including his fastball, fork, and slider) in the bullpen on Monday.

...Six rugby players, including Kikutani Zoe,  will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on Thursday.