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Gonzalez, Utsumi, Tono to be key in second half

by on Jul.27, 2010 @ 2:51 pm, under NPB

Dicky Gonzalez will likely get tonight's start against the Chunichi Dragons.  Gonzalez will be going for his first victory since 5/4 (vs Yakult).  He told reporters yesterday that he felt confident his start would go well tonight because he was feeling better about his stuff than when things were going poorly for him.

Speaking of Gozalez, the Giants will be relying on him, Tetsuya Utsumi, and Shun Tono to get the team past their second and third place rivals.  To that end, the team will likely try to set the rotation so that they'll pitch against the Hanshin Tigers (8/3 - 8/5) and Chunichi Dragons (8/17 - 8/19 and 8/24 - and 8/26).

In other team news:

Seems quite a few people misread the kanji characters for Hisayoshi Chono's last name as "Nagano."