Chunichi Dragons vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chiba Marine Stadium - 18:15
Attendance: 14184 | Lotte leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 3:01
Potential Starters: Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 6-1, 3.33 - Bill Murphy (LOT) 1-0, 5.75
Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-5||1: G5, 3: F7, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-3||1: G5, 3: G6, 5: SO|
|PH||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-0, 1 RBI||7: BB|
|LF||Koike, Masaaki||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: G6, 6: G4, 7: SO|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-2||2: BB, 4: BB, 6: F9, 7: G6|
|(DH)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: BB, 8: F8|
|(RF)||Cesar, Dionys||0-for-4||2: F9, 4: G1, 6: G5, 8: SO|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||0-for-3, 1 R||2: G1, 4: G1, 7: BB, 8: SO|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||0-for-1||3: BB, 5: BB, 7: BB, 9: F9|
|(2B)||Iwasaki, Tatsuro||0-for-2||3: S1, 5: G5, 7: f3|
|PH||Arai, Ryota||0-for-1||9: G4|
|Yoshimi, Kazuki, L||7||124||32||28||7||0||5||3||0||1||0||0||3||1||3.086|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 7th)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: SO, 4: G4, 6: F7|
|(CF)||Ogino, Takashi||2-for-3, 1 R||1: S1, 3: 2B, 4: F8, 7: 1B (SB)|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||1-for-3||1: SO, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: BB|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||0-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 3: E5, 5: F8, 7: SO|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: f5, 5: G3, 7: DP|
|(DH)||Fukuura, Kazuya||0-for-2||1: f5, 3: IBB, 5: L4|
|PH-DH||Omura, Saburo||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(RF)||Minami, Ryusuke||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 3: 1B, 6: G6, 8: SO|
|(C)||Satozaki, Tomoya||0-for-4||2: SO, 3: G5, 6: G6, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||1-for-3||2: 1B (SB), 4: F9, 6: E3|
|Murphy, Bill, W||6 0/3||104||26||18||1||0||3||7||0||1||0||0||1||1||4.785|
|Ito, Yoshihiro, H||1||19||5||4||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.649|
|Yabuta, Yasuhiko, H||1||8||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.421|
|Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, S||1||11||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Nishioka hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ogino. Iguchi strikes out looking. Kim walks, runners on first and second. Omatsu hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Fukuura fouls out to third.
Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Ogino hits a double to left. Iguchi grounds out to third. Kim reaches on a throwing error (E5), a run scores, runner to second. Omatsu fouls out to third. Fukuura gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Minami hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Satozaki grounds out to third.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Oshima walks. Tanishige walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Ito in for Murphy.
T. Iwasaki attempts a bunt, but fouls out to first. Araki hits a single to right, bases loaded. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Hidenori, walks in a run, bases loaded. Morino strikes out swinging. Blanco grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 2nd
Minami strikes out swinging. Satozaki strikes out looking. Imae hits a single to center and steals second. Nishioka strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
Tanishige walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by T. Iwasaki. Araki flies out to left. Hidenori grounds out to short.
Top of the 4th
Morino grounds out to short. Blanco walks. Wada hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Cesar grounds out to the pitcher. Oshima grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 5th
Tanishige walks. T. Iwasaki grounds out to third, runner on second. Araki grounds out to second, runner on third. Hidenori strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 5th
Iguchi hits a single to left. Kim flies out to center. Omatsu grounds out to first, runner on second. Fukuura lines out to second.
Bottom of the 7th
Ogino hits a single to center and steals second. Iguchi walks, runners on first and second. Kim strikes out swinging. Omatsu grounds into a double play.
The Marines won their second in a row and are now 10 games above 500. ... The Dragons lost their second game in a row and are now 4 games above 500. ... Murphy (LOT) picked up his second victory as a starter and improved to 2-0 on the year. H. Kobayashi (LOT) notched his 10th save. ... Yoshimi's (CHU) dropped his first game since his first start of the year (3/26 vs Hiroshima Carp). His 6-game winning streak also came to an end. He is now 6-2. ... Nishioka (LOT) extended his hitting streak to 15 games. ... Moriono (CHU) committed his 9th error of the year.
Prior to the start of the game, there was concern if the weather would hold up. Between the wind (up to 10 meters) yesterday and the rain today, playing conditions at Chiba Lotte Marine haven't been ideal, especially for a team that has little experience of it. And it seems the wind may have helped make Murphy's (LOT) change and curve dip more than they usually do.
Hiromitsu Ochiai once again failed to win his 500th managerial game.