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Chiba Lotte Marines: A home run by Tae Gyun Kim means 52 yen burgers

by on Mar.16, 2010 @ 9:32 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 11:39pm JST

...Takashi Ogino could end up making the opening day roster after going 3-for-5 (bunt single in the first, triple in the 6th, RBI) on Tuesday against the Hiroshima Carp.

=== 9:32pm JST

...Tuesday's game against the Hiroshima Carp marked the end of exhibition play for the Marines.

...Yuki Karakawa's exhibition game outings:

3/16 vs Hiroshima carp: 5 IP, 23 BF, 92 NP, 2 H, 5 SO, 4 BB, 1 HBP, 2 R, 0 ER

3/10 vs Yakult Swallows: 5 IP, 21 BF, 99 NP, 3 H, 0 SO, 3 BB, 3 R, 0 ER

3/5 vs Yomiuri Giants: 3 IP, 18 BF, 67 NP, 7 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 6 R, 6 ER

Karakawa could be on his way to starting the third game of the opening series against the Seibu Lions (3/22).

...Lotteria announced on on Tuesday that their store located Chiba Marine Stadium will begin selling the Kim Chee Tae-Gyun Kim Burger on the 26th (opening day).  The store will be preparing 300-400 burgers each game.  Each burger will cost 400 yen, except when Tae Gyun Kim hits a home run -- the minute he yanks one out, each of the burger will go for 52 yen (!) a pop (his uniform number).