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Yomiuri Giants: April 16, 2010

by on Apr.16, 2010 @ 11:59 am, under NPB

...It was Takuya Kimura's birthday on Thursday.  Both Hayato Sakamoto and Tetsuya Utsumi basically dedicated their accomplishments from the game (Sakamoto his grand slam and Utsumi his 4th consecutive win of the season).

...Sakamoto's grand slam on Thursday was his second of his career.  His first grand slam came on 4/6/2008 against the Hanshin Tigers.

...Utsumi joined Eiji Sawamura, Victor Starffin, Tsuneo Horiuchi, and Masumi Kuwata as the only Giants to start their season with four consecutive wins.

...Since 9/11/2009, the Giants are 13-0 in games Alex Ramirez hits a home run in.

...Shigeo Nagashima spent some time working directly with Taishi Ota and Daisuke Nakai (on fielding and hitting).  Sponich mentions that he focused more of his time on Ota.