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Yomiuri Giants: April 24, 2010

by on Apr.24, 2010 @ 8:08 am, under NPB

...Marc Kroon returned to the Ichi-gun mound on Friday night, tossing a shutout inning of relief in the 9th.  He faced a total four batters and struck out two.  Kroon also topped out at 153km/h.

...The Giants will be hosting a memorial game for Takuya Kimura on Saturday.  The team will also be holding a farewell ceremony (start time 11am) at a hotel in Tokyo that all players and staff will be attending.  A table for flowers and messages will be available near gate 22 at Tokyo Dome.   Kimura's son, Koki, is also scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.