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Yomiuri Giants: June 30, 2010

by on Jun.30, 2010 @ 4:49 pm, under NPB

...As mentioned yesterday, the Giants hit 8 homers in one game for the first time since 6/28/1985 (vs Hanshin at Koshien Stadium).

Alex Ramirez hit 3 of the 8 home runs and fell short of tying the NPB record of 4 homers in one game (currently held by 5 players including Sadaharu Oh).  The three homers that Ramirez hit were hit in consecutive at bats, a first for Ramirez in his 10-year NPB career.  Ramirez also has 70 RBI in 70 games so far this year.

Ramirez (8) and Shinnosuke Abe (13) have hit 21 of the 38 home runs the Giants have hit this month (20 games).

...Hisayoshi Chono became the first Giants rookie to his double-digit homers since Abe in 2001.  He is also just the second rookie to have 10 homers by the middle of June.  The other: Shigeo Nagashima in 1958.

...Shun Tono collected his 10th win last night, making him the first pitcher in the CL to win 10 games this season.

...It seems Tetsuya Matsumoto will be rejoining the active roster on 7/2 (vs Hanshin at Tokyo Dome).