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Utsumi to start tonight, Tono on Sunday

by on Sep.03, 2010 @ 12:29 pm, under NPB

Tetsuya Utsumi will likely be getting tonight's start against the Chunichi Dragons.  It seems the Giants have also decided to swing Shun Tono around in order to start him on Sunday -- he only last 2 innings and threw 40 pitches during his last start on the 31st and has done relatively well against the Dragons this season (a losing record of 2-3 over 5 starts, but a 2.53 ERA / 1.34 WHIP).

Not quite sure who will pitch on Saturday, but based on last month's schedule, Satoshi Fukuda could get that start (pure speculation).