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Yomiuri Giants: June 7, 2010

by on Jun.07, 2010 @ 3:22 pm, under NPB

6/8/2010 1:33am JST

...The Giants announced on Monday that they so far have raised 8,243,784 yen for relief efforts in Miyazaki since they started collecting donations on the 4th.  The Giants will continue to collect money for Miyazaki during their remaining 9 home games at Tokyo Dome in June.

6/7/2010 3:22pm JST

...Masakuni Odajima took over as catcher in yesterday's game against the Rakuten Eagles in the 9th inning.  That's a first since 8/2004 (when he was on Yokohama).

...The Giants have already given up 40 runs this month (over just 5 games).  The Giants gave up a total 84 runs all of last month (over 21 games).

...The Giants decided to hold off on upgrading Yi-Hao Lin's Ikusei contract after his Ni-gun start against Yakult yesterday -- he gave up 5 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits over 2 innings of work.

...The Giants drew 133,402 during their eco Series games (ジャイアンツecoシリーズ) between 6/4 and 6/6.  The Giants will now purchase about 133 tons (1kg per fan in attendance) of carbon offset and donate it to the government.

Moving forward, the Giants will continue to push three things to fans that attend games: 1) separating waste; 2) decreasing plastic bag use; and 3) cleaning up games.