Nippon Ham Fighters vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chiba Marine Stadium - 18:15
Attendance: 18882 | Lotte leads series, 9-6-1 | Time: 3:17
Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 11-4, 3.63 - Bill Murphy (LOT) 9-3, 3.67
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 2nd, 6th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||0-for-2||1: F8, 2: BB, 4: G4, 7: S5, 9: BB|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 2: DP, 5: SO, 7: BB, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 3B, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: 1B|
|PR-RF||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: L5, 5: SO, 7: F4|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-2||1: SO, 3: BB, 6: BB, 8: F8|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-4||1: G5, 3: 1B, 6: DP, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Nakata, Sho||0-for-4||2: SO, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: f2, 7: G6, 9: G4|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||3-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|Keppel, Bobby, W||7 0/3||113||31||27||8||0||2||3||1||0||0||0||1||1||3.493|
|Miyanishi, Naoki, H||2/3||3||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1.385|
|Tateyama, Yoshinori, H||1/3||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.000|
|Takeda, Hisashi, S||1||21||4||3||0||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.957|
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 2nd, 4th)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||0-for-4||1: G4, 3: G6, 5: G6, 7: G4, 9: BB|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||0-for-5||1: G5, 4: G3, 6: G3, 7: F7, 9: SO|
|(DH)||Fukuura, Kazuya||3-for-3||1: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: 2B, 8: BB (BrO)|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||1-for-3||1: G6, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: G6, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||0-for-2||2: G4, 4: L1, 6: BB|
|PH-2B||Watanabe, Masato||0-for-0||8: S1|
|(RF)||Omura, Saburo||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 5: 2B, 6: F9, 8: G1|
|(2B)||Nemoto, Shunichi||1-for-2, 1 RBI||2: DP, 5: 2B, 7: HBP|
|PH||Aono, Takeshi||0-for-1||8: G5|
|(CF)||Kiyota, Ikuhiro||0-for-2||3: G3, 5: SO|
|PH-CF||Okada, Yoshifumi||0-for-2||7: G5, 9: SO|
|(C)||Matoba, Naoki||0-for-2||3: F3, 5: SO|
|PH||Heiuchi, Hisao||1-for-1||7: 1B|
|C||Saito, Toshio||0-for-1||9: F9|
|Murphy, Bill, L||6 2/3||138||30||24||7||0||8||5||0||1||0||0||3||3||3.694|
|Ono, Shingo||1 1/3||17||4||4||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.566|
Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Tanaka flies out to center. Morimoto walks. Inaba hits an RBI triple to left, runner on third. Koyano hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Itoi strikes out swinging. Nioka grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Saburo hits a double to right. Nemoto hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Kiyota strikes out swiging. Matoba strikes out looking. Nishioka grounds out to short.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Tsuruoka grounds out to short. Iiyama hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Morimoto walks, runners on first and second. Inaba hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Ono in for Murphy.
Yang (Yoh) enters the game as a pinch-runner for Inaba. Koayno flies out to second.
Top of the 2nd
Nakata strikes out looking. Tsuruoka hits a single to center. Iiyama hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Tanaka walks to load the bases. Morimoto hits into a double play.
Top of the 3rd
Inaba strikes out swinging. Koyano lines out to third. Itoi walks. Nioka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nakata strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th
Imae grounds out to first. Fukuura hits a single to center. Kim hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Omatsu lines out to the pitcher and Kim gets doubled off first.
Bottom of the 6th
Imae grounds out to first. Fukuura hits a double to right. Kim grounds out to short, runner on third. Omatsu walks, runners on first and third. Saburo flies out to right.
Bottom of the 7th
Nemoto gets hit by a pitch. Okada, pinch-hitting for Kiyota, grounds out to third, runner on first. Heiuchi, pinch-hitting for Matoba, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Nishioka grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Imae flies out to left.
Bottom of the 8th
Fukuura walks. Kim walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Miyanishi in for Keppel.
M. Watanabe, pinch-hitting for Omatsu, hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Saburo hits a grounder to the pitcher and Fukuura gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second. Aono enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Nemoto.
Pitching change: Tateyama in for Miyanishi.
Aono grounds out to third.
Top of the 9th
Tsuruoka grounds out to second. Iiyama hits a single to right. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Morimoto strikes out looking. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging.
The Fighters are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 52-50-2 (5th place). ... The Marines' three game winning streak came to an end. They are now 53-48-2 (3rd place).
Keppel (HAM) won his second straight start and is now 12-4. Against the Marines this season, Keppel is 3-2 in 5 starts. H. Takeda (HAM) saved his 8th game of the year. ... Murphy (LOT) dropped his second start in a row and is 9-4 on the year. He's also 0-2 in 8 games (2 starts, 6 relief appearances) against the Fighters; both losses have come in his starts.