...The Marines lost their third straight game today, a first for the season.
...Shoitsu Omatsu was held out of the starting line-up for the first time this year after he hurt his right foot (instep) during yesterday's game.
...The Marines dropped yesterday's game at Nagoya Dome and have not won a game there since 6/7/2006. Yesterday's starting pitcher for Lotte, Yuji Yoshimi, has a much longer winless streak going -- he hasn't won a game at Nagoya Dome since 5/3/2003.
...Tadahito Iguchi jokingly asked reporters last night if he should exercise his International FA option and head to the US.