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Yomiuri Giants: May 17, 2010

by on May.17, 2010 @ 2:26 pm, under NPB

8:26pm JST

...Dicky Gonzalez and Shugo Fujii were late to practice by about 30 minutes on Monday.  Seems they ran into some traffic along the way to Giants Stadium.  Their reason allowed them to get a slight break on their fine.

...The Giants and the players donated 3M yen to help with the foot-and-mouth disease crisis plaguing Miyazaki Prefecture.

2:26pm JST

...The Giants had their second 5 home run day of the year on Sunday, the first also coming in May -- 5/5 against the Yakult Swallows.  It was also the 7th time the team had two games of 5+ homers in one month.  The last time the Giants had two games of 5+ home runs in one month was back in 7/2003 (5 against Chunichi on the 7/4 and 6 against Yokohama on 7/20).

The Giants also surrendered 4 home runs, putting the combined total at 9.  The most combined home runs hit in a regular season game is 13, but the high during the Inter-league series is 9 -- 6/2/2006 between Yokohama (6) and Nippon Ham (3) and 6/20/2009 between Softbank (6) and Yokohama (3).

...Hayato Sakamoto knocked out his 10th home run in his 40th game.  It took him 73 games to reach 10 last year.

...Michihiro Ogasawara is just one home run away from 350.