Nippon Ham Fighters vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chiba Marine Stadium - 18:15
Attendance: 20477 | Lotte leads series, 9-7-1 | Time: 3:42
Potential Starters: Masaru Nakamura (HAM) - Shunsuke Watanabe (LOT) 8-4, 3.54
Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G4, 3: 1B, 4: S9, 6: SO, 9: F8|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||2-for-4||1: F9, 3: 1B, 4: G1, 6: 1B (SB), 9: BB|
|(DH)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G4, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 6: F8, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||3-for-5, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: G6, 5: 2B (BrO), 7: G5, 9: 1B|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-5||2: f5, 4: G6, 5: G3, 7: SO, 9: G4|
|(RF)||Konta, Toshimasa||2-for-4, 2 R||2: G4, 4: 2B, 5: 1B (SB), 7: SO|
|(1B)||Nakata, Sho||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G5, 4: BB, 5: 3B, 8: SO|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||1-for-4, 1 RBI||3: F6, 4: 1B, 5: F9, 8: F9|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-4||3: G5, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: F4|
|Nakamura, Masaru, W||5||99||21||18||3||0||6||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.800|
|Hayashi, Masanori, H||1||15||4||4||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.400|
|Tateyama, Yoshinori, H||1/3||7||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.982|
|Miyanishi, Naoki, H||1||17||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.350|
|Takeda, Hisashi, S||1||21||5||5||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.857|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 2nd)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||1-for-5, 2 R||1: E9, 3: 2B, 5: F8, 7: G3, 9: G4|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: G4, 5: F7, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||2-for-4, 2 RBI||1: BB, 3: 2B, 5: F9, 7: 2B, 9: F7|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||0-for-3||1: SO, 3: BB, 6: SO, 7: SO|
|(DH)||Fukuura, Kazuya||1-for-3||1: SO, 3: BB, 6: 2B, 8: F9|
|(RF)||Omura, Saburo||0-for-4||2: f5, 3: F4, 6: SO, 8: G5|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||1-for-4||2: 1B (CS), 4: SO, 6: G5, 8: SO|
|(CF)||Kiyota, Ikuhiro||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|PH||Heiuchi, Hisao||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(C)||Matoba, Naoki||0-for-2||3: G6, 4: F8|
|PH||Nemoto, Shunichi||1-for-1||7: 1B|
|C||Saito, Toshio||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|Watanabe, Shunsuke, L||6||121||30||27||11||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||4||4||3.651|
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nakamura on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matoba grounds out to short. Nishioka hits a double to center. Imae grounds out to second. Iguchi hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Kim walks, runners on first and second. Fukuura walks to load the bases. Saburo flies out to second.
Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
S. Watanabe on the mound for Lotte
Itoi grounds out to short. Konta hits a double to center. Nakata walks, runners on first and second. Tsuruoka hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. M. Kaneko hits a single to left, bases loaded. Tanaka hits a sac fly to right, runners on first and third. Morimoto grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 4 hits
S. Watanabe on the mound for Lotte
Inaba hits a single to right. Koyano hits an RBI double to left and Koyano is thrown out trying to advance to third. Itoi grounds out to first. Konta hits a single to center and steals second. Nakata hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third. Tsuruoka flies out to right.
Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 3 hits
T. Kato on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kiyota strikes out looking. Nemoto, pinch-hitting for Matoba, hits a single to center. Nishioka grounds out to first, runner on first. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Imae hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Iguchi hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.
Pitching change: Tateyama in for T. Kato.
Kim strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 1st
Nishioka reaches and advances to third on a fielding error (E7). Imae strikes out swinging. Iguchi walks, runners on first and third. Kim strikes out swinging. Fukuura strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Koyano hits a single to center. Itoi fouls out to third. Konta grounds out to second, runner on second. Nakata ground out to third.
Top of the 3rd
Tsuruoka flies out to short. M. Kaneko grounds out to third. Tanaka hits a single to left. Moritmoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Inaba walks to load the bases. Koyano grounds out to short.
Top of the 6th
M. Kaneko grounds out to short. Tanaka strikes out swinging. Morimoto hits a single to right and steals second. Inaba flies out to center.
Bottom of the 6th
Kim strikes out swinging. Fukuura hits a double to center. Saburo strikes out swinging. Omatsu grounds out to third.
Top of the 9th
Tanaka flies out to center. Morimoto walks. Inaba strikes out swinging. Koyano hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Itoi grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 9th
Heiuchi, pinch-hitting for Kiyota, strikes out swinging. Saito hits a single to right. Nishioka grounds out to second, runner on first. Imae hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Iguchi flies out to left.
The Fighters won their 2nd game in a row and are now 53-50-2 (4th place). ... The Marines dropped their second game in a row and are now 53-49-2 (3rd place)
Nakamura (HAM) managed to win his first start of his pro career. H. Takeda (HAM) notched his 9th save of the year. ... S. Watanabe (LOT) took the loss and is now 8-5. Against the Fighters this season, S. Watanabe is 1-1 with a 5.03 ERA over 4 games (3 starts and 1 relief appearance).
The triple Nakata (HAM) hit in the 5th was the first of his pro career.