Chiba Lotte Marines vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 22706 | Softbank leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 2:44
Hidetaka Kawagoe (LOT) 1-0, 3.60 - Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 1-1, 5.40
Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(CF)||Ogino, Takashi||0-for-2||1: S2, 3: G5, 6: G6|
|PH||Minami, Ryusuke||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: SO, 6: SO, 9: F8|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: F9|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||1-for-3||1: SO, 4: SO, 7: 1B|
|(RF)||Omura, Saburo||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: G5, 7: F9|
|(DH)||Imaoka, Makoto||1-for-3||2: 1B, 5: F6, 7: F8|
|(C)||Matoba, Naoki||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: F9, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: G4, 8: SO|
|Kawagoe, Hidetaka, L||3 1/3||62||18||17||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||5||7.560|
|Corey, Bryan||2 1/3||48||12||10||3||2||1||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||4.050|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||2-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: F7, 3: 2B, 4: 3B, 6: F9, 8: G4|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: F7, 3: HR, 4: SO, 6: F7, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: G5, 3: 2B, 4: HR, 6: 1B, 8: F4|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G1, 3: F6, 4: HR, 6: BB, 8: F4|
|(DH)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||1-for-3, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: G4 (SB), 4: BB, 6: G4|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-4||2: 2B, 3: G5, 4: F8, 7: G5|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||1-for-2, 1 RBI||2: S7, 4: 1B, 5: G6, 7: BB|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||1-for-4, 1 R||2: G4, 4: 1B, 5: G3, 7: F4|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||0-for-4, 1 R||3: G1, 4: G1, 5: SO, 7: G1|
|Wada, Tsuyoshi, W||9||129||31||30||4||0||15||0||0||1||0||0||1||1||3.316|
A very strong outing by Tsuyoshi Wada. He struck out 2 or more batters in 6 out of the 9 innings he pitched. After the first inning, he did not allow a single runner to get past first (he did scatter two swings).
The Hawks offense also came to life: of the 11 hits they recorded, seven went for extra bases -- 3 doubles, one triple, and three home runs. They also banged out 6 of their 11 hits in the 4th inning when they pushed 5 runners across the plate.
2nd inning: Nobuhiko Matsunaka hit a 1-out single and Hitoshi Tamura followed with a double that put runners on second and third. A sac fly by Yuya Hawsegawa tied the game at 1.
3rd inning: Munenori Kawasaki hit a 1-out double and scored on Yuichi Honda's home run. Jose Ortiz followed with a double and one out later, scored with the help of an error by Tae-Kyun Kim (1B). Hawks up, 4-1.
4th inning: Hasegawa and Nobuhiro Matsuda started the inning off with consecutive singles. One failed bunt later, Kawasaki followed with a 2-run triple. After Honda went down on strikes, Ortiz launch his 100th career NBP home run. Hiroki Kokubo followed with a solo shot. Hawks up, 9-1.
The Marines failed to win their 5th consecutive series to start the season. ... Ortiz hit his 100th career NPB home run. It came off Bryan Corey in the 4th inning with a runner on third and two out. ... Honda hit his first home run at Yahoo Dome. ... Iguchi is now 1 hit away from 1,500 NPB / MLB hits. ...Makoto Imaoka started for the first time since 3/28.