Nippon Ham Fighters vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chiba Marine Stadium - 18:15
Attendance: 20110 | Lotte leads series, 12-9-1 | Time: 3:44
Potential Starters: Brian Wolfe (HAM) 1-3, 4.04 - Yuji Yoshimi (LOT) 6-5, 5.11
Hitting (LOB: 13, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||3-for-5, 2 RBI||1: 1B (SB), 2: SO, 4: f7, 6: 1B, 8: 2B|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 3: BB, 4: L4, 6: F8, 8: f2|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G6, 3: HR, 5: F6, 6: BB, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||2-for-4||1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 6: F8, 8: SO|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: S1, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: 2B|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||0-for-5||2: G5, 3: G6, 5: G5, 7: G6, 9: G5|
|(1B)||Nakata, Sho||1-for-4, 1 R||2: HBP, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 7: G5, 9: G5|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: S1, 8: F8, 9: G5|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||1-for-2, 1 R||2: SO, 4: S1, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|Wolfe, Brian, W||5 2/3||75||23||19||4||0||3||2||2||0||0||0||1||1||3.702|
|Sakakibara, Ryo, H||1/3||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.981|
|Ishii, Yuya, H||1/3||8||2||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.531|
|Tateyama, Yoshinori, H||1 2/3||25||5||5||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.137|
|Takeda, Hisashi, S||1/3||5||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.691|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st, 4th, 7th)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 7: F5|
|(RF-CF)||Kiyota, Ikuhiro||0-for-3||1: DP, 3: SO, 6: BB, 8: G6|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: G6, 6: F7, 8: F7|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||0-for-3||2: G1, 4: BB, 6: G5, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Fukuura, Kazuya||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: DP, 6: 1B, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||1-for-2||2: HBP, 5: 2B, 6: f3, 9: BB|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||0-for-3||2: G1, 5: F7, 7: BB (BrO), 9: SO|
|(C)||Matoba, Naoki||0-for-1||3: G5|
|PH||Nemoto, Shunichi||0-for-1||5: G3|
|C||Saito, Toshio||0-for-2||7: F4, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Okada, Yoshifumi||0-for-1||3: HBP (SB), 5: G6|
|PH||Heiuchi, Hisao||1-for-1||7: 1B|
|Yoshimi, Yuji, L||5 1/3||104||28||21||8||1||6||3||1||3||2||0||3||3||5.108|
|Furuya, Takuya||1 2/3||37||8||7||2||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||1||3.122|
|Kawagoe, Hidetaka||1 1/3||20||5||5||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7.826|
Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Lotte
Morimoto walks. Inaba hits a 2-run homer. Koyano hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Itoi. Nioka grounds out to short, runner on third. Nakata strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Lotte
Defense: Saito is the new catcher.
Nakata hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ono. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Iiyama walks, runners on first and third. Tanaka hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yabuta in for Yoshimi.
Morimoto flies out to center, runners on first and third. Inaba walks to load the bases. Koyano flies out to center.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nishioka hits a single to center. Kiyota walks, runners on first and second. Iguchi flies out to left. Kim grounds out to third, runners on first and third. Fukuura hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Sakakibara in for Wolfe.
Imae fouls out to first.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Furuya on the mound for Lotte
Defense: Muniz takes over in right; Kiyota moves from right to center.
Ono flies out to center. Iiyama hits a single to center and advances to second on a wild pitch. Tanaka hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Morimoto fouls out to the catcher. Inaba walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kawagoe in for Furuya.
Yang (Yoh) enters the game as a pinch-runner for Inaba. Koyano strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Tanaka hits a single to center and steals second. Morimoto strikes out swinging. Inaba grounds out to short. Koyano walks, runners on first and second. Runner on second advances to third on a wild pitch, runners on first and third. Itoi strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Nioke grounds out to third. Nakata gets hit by a pitch. Ono hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Iiyama strikes out swinging. Tanaka strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 3rd
Matoba grounds out to third. Okada gets hit by a pitch and steals second. Nishioka grounds out to short. Kiyota strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Ono hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Iiyama. Tanaka fouls out to left. Morimoto lines out to second.
Bottom of the 5th
Imae hits a double to center. Omatsu flies out to left. Nemoto, pinch-hitting for Matoba, grounds out to first. Okada grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 7th
Omatsu walks. Saito flies out to second. Takehara enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Okada.
Pitching change: Tateyama in for Ishii.
Heuichi, pinch-hitting for Takehara, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Nishioka flies out to third and Omatsu gets doubled off second.
Top of the 9th
Itoi hits a double to left. Nioka grounds out to third. Nakata grounds out to third. Ono grounds out to third.
The Fighters won their 3rd game in a row and are now 62-59-3 (4th place). ... The Marines' 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 66-56-2 (2nd place tie).
Wolfe (HAM) pitched in his first game as a starter and won; he's now 2-3 on the year. H. Takeda (HAM) recorded his 13th save of the year. ... Yoshimi (LOT) lost his first game since 7/31 (vs Softbank) and dropped to 6-6. In between losses, Yoshimi went 3-0 in 4 starts. He's now also 0-1 in 2 starts against the Fighters.
HAM: Inaba (15)