...The Marines finished out May 13-8 (8-1 at home and 5-7 on the road).
...Yuta Omine worked out with the Ichi-gun team on Monday (first time in two weeks). On Friday, Omine started a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri and gave up a run over 5 innings of work. Omine could be ready to start an Ichi-gun game as early as 6/6 against the Yakult Swallows.
...The Marines recorded their second walk-off win of the season on Sunday. And the man responsible for the walk-off hit this time around was Tomoya Satozaki -- solo homer in the 11th off Shun Yamamguchi (YOK). It was Satozaki's first walk-off homer of his career.
The last walk-off, extra inning game that was decided on a solo homer:
Yukio Tanaka (HAM) on 4/27/1995 in the 10th inning
Walk-off homers by Lotte players that resulted in 1-0 victories:
Mitsuo Komori on 9/9/1956
Kiyoshi Hatsushiba on 5/10/1994
Frank Bolick on 5/2/2000
Satozaki is the first Lotte player to win a game 1-0 game with a walk-off homer in extra innings.
...Tsuyoshi Nishioka's hitting streak ended at 22 games when he finished out yesterday's game 0-for-4. Nishioka finished 4 games short of the franchise record set by Arturo Lopez Rodriguez in 1968.
...The Marines announced the addition of commemorative towels for Tadahito Iguchi (1,500 NPB / MLB hits) and Saburo (1,000 hits) to their online store. Saburo's 1,000th hit is now also viewable on Marines TV.
They have also started selling a Marines DKNY polo shirt at the Sogo Chiba store.
...Information for the Farmer's Market between 6/1 and 6/2 have been posted.