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Yomiuri Giants Spring Camp News and Notes: February 19, 2011

by on Feb.19, 2011 @ 3:30 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Today's exhibition game against the Hiroshima Carp:

The Carp beat the Giants, 4-1.

Yesterday's intra-squad game (Ichi-gun):

The whites beat the reds, 6-4 (9 innings).

Jonathan Albaladejo entered the game in the 5th for the whites and topped out at 142km/h.  He also threw his curve and slider.

Levi Romero entered the game in the 7th for the whites and allowed a run on 1 hit over 2 innings of work.  He also threw 2 wild pitches and topped out at 148km/h.

Dicky Gonzalez gave up 3 runs on 4 hits over 2 innings of work and appeared to have a hard time keeping his fastball down in the zone.

A total 9 foreign pitchers took part in the game.

Hayato started at short and batted 2nd for the whites.  He went 3-for-3 - sac bunt, single to left, RBI single to right, walk, single to left.

Yoshinobu Takahashi started in left and batted 6th for the whites.  He went 2-for-5.

Hisayoshi Chono started in right and batted 7th for the whites.  He collected 3 hits.

===== 2/19 @ 9:40pm

The Ichi-gun roster closed out the Miyazaki leg of spring camp today.

===== 2/19 @ 3:3pm

Tatsunori Hara told reporters after yesterday's intra-squad game that Levi Romero's outing left a lasting impression.  So much so that it seems Romero got a promotion to Ichi-gun and will be one of the closing candidates.