The Dragons sent 9 players to the plate in the first inning and scored 5 runs on 5 hits. In the 2nd inning, Randy Messenger (HAN) hit Masahiko Morino (CHU) in the head and was immediately tossed. Morino looked a little dazed, but stayed in the game. In his next at bat in the 4th inning, Morino took Ken Nishimura (CHU) deep for a 2-run homer that put the Dragons out in front, 7-1.
Morino struck out in his fourth at bat and picked up another RBI with a sac fly in his fifth and finished out the night 1-for-3 with a homer, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI. Not a bad night after getting plunked in the head.