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Orix Buffaloes: April 6, 2010

by on Apr.06, 2010 @ 11:15 pm, under NPB

...From Tuesday's game against the Seibu Lions:

...The Buffaloes were shutout by the Lions, 3-0.  They have now lost four games in a row.

...The offense was limited to just 1 hit: a single to left by Mitsutaka Goto in the 7th.

...Mamoru Kishida gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in tossing an 8-inning complete game.  He initially matched 0s with Seibu starter Takayuki Kishi through the first three innings of the game (just on single in the first to go along with 6 strikeouts), but then gave up a run in the fourth, thanks in part by a fielding error by Shogo Akada on Kenta Kurihara's lead-off hit to right that ultimately allowed him to get all the way to third.  Hiroyuki Nakajima then followed with an RBI single to center to give the Lions a 1-0 lead.

The Lions tacked on two more runs before the end of the game: an RBI double by Dee Brown in the 6th and an RBI single by Toru Hosokawa in the 8th.

Final line: 8 IP, 36 BF, 149 NP, 10 H, 11 SO, 3 BB,  3 R, 3 ER.


...Akinobu Okada told reporters that he doesn't plan on touching the line-up until after the teams has one full go-around against Pacific League teams.  So if any changes happen, they will likely come after their 3-game series against the Seibu Lions.

...In an attempt to change the course of the Buffaloes' recent luck (3-game losing streak), Freddie Bynum has started his wearing high socks.

...The Bs Dreams newest members were announced on Tuesday.