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Yomiuri Giants’ to start Tono, Utsumi against Yakult, Chunichi

by on Aug.31, 2010 @ 3:45 pm, under NPB

It seems the Yomiuri Giants are setting their rotation so that Shun Tono gets tonight's start against the Yakult Swallows (which also lines him up for a start against the Hanshin Tigers between the 18th and 20th; Tono is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in three starts against the Tigers) and Tetsuya Utsumi gets Friday's start against the Chunichi Dragons (based on the current setup, Utsumi should be starting tomorrow, but the Giants are pushing his start off to Friday because he's is 2-1 with a 2.37 ERA in four starts against the Dragons).

And taking over Seth Greisinger's spot in the rotation will likely be Shugo Fujii -- he'll probably get tomorrow's start against the Yakult Swallows.