...From Sunday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines:
...The Buffaloes lost the game, 10-4. They have now lost three in a row.
...The offense failed to take advantage of a bases loaded, no out situation in the 2nd inning.
Shinji Shimoyama lined out to second and Takahiro Okada was caught too far off first base for a double play.
Fumihiro Suzuki lined out to third to end the inning.
The offense also stranded Okada at second base in the 4th inning (he led off the inning with a double).
Shimoyama struck out.
Suzuki flied out to right.
Obiki grounded out to third.
...Alex Carbrera seemed immune to the hiccups the offense experienced, smacking both a triple and a homer in the game.
Final line: 3-for-4, R, 3 RBI -> single to center, RBI triple to right, fly out to right, 2-run homer
...Shogo Akada hit his first home run in a Buffaloes' uniform. He this the homer in the 3rd off Shingo Ono. It was also his first homer since 2008.
Final line: 1-for-4, R, RBI -> strikeout, home run, ground out to second, fly out to center.
...Hiroshi Kisanuki was ineffective in his third start of the year, giving up 8 runs (all earned) on 13 hits and 5 walks.
Final line: 6 IP, 33 BF, 130 NP, 13 H, 3 SO, 5 BB, 8 R, 8 ER.
...The Buffaloes' pitching staff gave up 43 hits and 25 runs to the Marines during this recent 3-game series (10 hits and 5 runs in the first game, 14 hits and 10 runs in the second game, and 19 hits and 10 runs in the third game).