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Yomiuri Giants: March 5, 2012

by on Mar.05, 2012 @ 11:35 pm, under NPB

Shun Tono worked out at Giants Stadium today.  He is scheduled to start and toss four to five innings in tomorrow's exhibition game against the Hiroshima Carp.

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Yuya Kubo faced live hitters for about ten minutes during indoor workouts today.

Tatsunori Hara spoke to reporters at Haneda Airport today and said that the team will figure out his comeback schedule after they have a chance to see him pitche in a Ni-gun game on March 20.

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The Giants called up Jin Nakatani and sent Tomoya Ichikawa down to Ni-gun today.

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Tatsunori Hara has been messing around with the batting order.  His next version will likely be, for the top half: Hayato Sakamoto, John Bowker, Hisayoshi Chono, Shinnosuke Abe, and Shuichi Murata.

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Nikkan Sports and Sponichi figure Tetsuya Utsumi and Hirokazu Sawamura will pitch in the home opener (March 30 - April 1 vs Yakult at Tokyo Dome) and Toshiya Sugiuchi and D.J. Houlton in the road opener (April 3 - April 5 vs Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium).

Sponichi also adds that Ryosuke Miyaguni could start the final game of the home opener.

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Kyoiku League game vs Rakuten on Sunday: Dicky Gonzalez tossed three shutout innings while allowing two hits; Taishi Ota started in center and batted first and went 0-for-4. (Sponichi)