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Yomiuri Giants: February 16, 2012

by on Feb.16, 2012 @ 11:42 pm, under NPB

Ryuichi Kajimae was taken to the hospital today after he took a pitch off his head during an intra-squad game (Scott Mathieson was pitching at the time).  Kajimae was conscious and was able to walk to the ambulance on his own two feet.

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Mathieson told reporters after today's intrad-squad game that he struggled with his control when he started pitching out of the set position because he got caught up in trying to avoid a balk call.

FYI: Mathieson is apparently a huge fan of bananas. ... The Mathieson Special consists of two bananas, some pineapple, crushed ice, and maple syrup.

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Tatsunori Hara is hoping to narrow his opening day roster selections by March 20.

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The Giant decided to call up Yuki Koyama and Ikusei pitcher Kyohei Odachi on Wednesday.

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Daily Sports reports that John Bowker, like Matt Murton (HAN), likes to take notes on how he does against other pitchers because it makes it easier to memorize.