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Chiba Lotte Marines: April 7, 2010

by on Apr.07, 2010 @ 10:59 pm, under NPB

From Wednesday's game against the Softbank Hawks:

...The Marines shutout the Hawks, 5-0.  They are now 5-1 in April.  They are also the first team to win 10 games this year.

...Tadahito Iguchi had three doubles in the game and drove in 2 runs.

...Meanwhile, Tsuyoshi Nishioka has hit a rough patch.  He is now 0 for his last 10 and 3 for his last 30.

...The Marines scored their first run on a bases loaded walk to Saburo in the first.  Their next two runs came in the second inning when Iguchi hit a 2-run double.  It's possible the inning could have continued, but Iguchi was thrown out trying to stretch his double into a triple.  Their final two runs came in the 7th on two back-to-back sac flies (Tae-Kyun Kim and Shoitsu Omatsu).

...Yuta Omine tossed a 4-hit, 10-strikeout, complete game shutout against the Hawks.  He did run into a few problems, like in the first when the Hawks had runners on first and third (got Nobuhiko Matsunaka to fly out to short); or in the third when the Hawks had a runner on second and 1 out (struck out both Yuichi Honda and Jose Ortiz); or the 7th when they had runners on first and second and 1 out (struck out both Yuya Hasegawa and Nobuhiro Matsuda); but other than that, he didn't really have too much trouble keeping the Hawks from scoring any runs.

...Full boxscores are here.

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=== 4/8/2010 4:03am JST

...The Marines have apparently decided to focus their efforts on scouting Yuki Saito during the Tokyo Big 6 Spring League.