...From Saturday's game against the Chunichi Dragons:
...The middle of the order (3, 4, 5 hitters) Soichiro Amaya, Kenta Kurihara, and Jeff Fiorentino all struck out three times each.
Amaya: 0-for-4 -> SO, G3, SO, SO
Kurihara: 0-for-4 -> SO, SO, G6, SO
Fiorentino: 0-for-3 -> SO, SO, SO
...The coaches held an emergency meeting after Saturday's game after Wei-Ying Chen struck out 11 Carp batters and allowed just 4 hits over 9 innings of work. Chen had an 1.51 ERA against the Carp last year; the Carp offense only managed to bat .135 off Chen.
The coaches discussed various approaches the team might be able to take the next time they face Chen.