Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chiba Marine Stadium - 18:15
Attendance: 22316 | Softbank leads series, 14-8-0 | Time: 3:31
Potential Starters: Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 15-8, 3.24 - Shunsuke Watanabe (LOT) 8-7, 4.31
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 3rd)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||0-for-4, 1 R||1: BB, 1: F9, 3: DP, 5: SO, 7: G4|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||2-for-5, 3 R||1: 1B, 2: 2B (SB), 4: F8, 6: E5, 7: G4|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||0-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: S8, 2: SO, 4: F9, 6: BB, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G5, 2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: 2B, 8: F6|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: BB, 2: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: SO|
|PH-RF||Shibahara, Hiroshi||0-for-1||8: G5|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 2: G3, 4: SO, 6: F7|
|PH-DH||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||0-for-1||9: F9|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||1-for-3, 1 R||1: HBP, 3: 1B, 5: f7, 6: BB, 9: G1|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||1-for-5, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: F8, 6: G5, 9: G6|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||0-for-2||1: BB, 3: 打妨, 5: E4, 7: G6|
|Wada, Tsuyoshi, W||7||131||29||28||7||0||9||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.105|
Hitting (LOB: 12, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||1-for-4||1: F8, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: BB|
|(CF)||Kiyota, Ikuhiro||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: BB|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||2-for-4||1: 2B, 3: 1B, 6: BB, 8: SO, 9: F8|
|(1B)||Fukuura, Kazuya||0-for-1||1: G3|
|1B||Kim, Tae-Kyun||1-for-3||3: SO, 6: F9, 8: 2B|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||2-for-4||2: F4, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: G1|
|(DH)||Omura, Saburo||0-for-4||2: G5, 4: F9, 6: G1, 8: f3|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: F7, 9: F6|
|(RF)||Takehara, Naotaka||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: F7, 7: 1B|
|PH||Kakunaka, Katsuya||0-for-0||9: BB|
|C||Saito, Toshio||0-for-2||3: G6, 5: SO|
|PH||Imaoka, Makoto||0-for-1||7: F3|
|C||Tanaka, Masahiko||0-for-1||9: f2|
|Watanabe, Shunsuke, L||2||64||15||10||5||0||2||3||1||0||0||0||6||4||4.490|
Top of the 1st - 5 runs, 3 hits
S. Watanabe on the mound for Lotte
Kawasaki walks. Honda hits a single to left, Kawasaki to third and Honda advances to second on throw, runners on second and third. Ortiz hits a sac fly to center, runner on third. Kokubo grounds out to third. Tamura walks, runners on first and third. Petagine hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Hasegawa gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Matsuda hits an RBI infield single and two additional runs score on a throwing error (E5), Matsuda to second. Yamazaki walks, runners on first and second. Kawasaki flies out to right.
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
S. Watanabe on the mound for Lotte
Honda hits a double to left. Ortiz strikes out swinging as Honda steals third. Kokubo strikes out swinging. Tamura hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Petagine grounds out to first.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawagoe on the mound for Lotte
Honda flies out to center. Ortiz flies out to right. Kokubo hits a double to left. Tamura hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Petagine strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Uchi on the mound for Lotte
Honda reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Ortiz walks, runners on first and second. Runner on second advances to third on a passed ball, runners on first and third. Kokubo clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Tamura strikes out looking. Petagine flies out to left. Hasegawa walks, runners on first and second. Matsuda grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 1st
Nishioka flies out to center. Kiyota flies out to right. Iguchi hits a double to left. Fukuura grounds out to first.
Top of the 3rd
Hasegawa hits a single to left. Matsuda flies out to center. Yamazaki reaches on catcher's interference, runners on first and second.
Defense: Saito is the new catcher.
Kawasaki hits into a double play.
Bottom of the 3rd
Saito grounds out to short. Nishioka hits a single to center. Kiyota strikes out looking. Iguchi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kim strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th
Imae hits a double to center. Saburo flies out to right, runner on third. Omatsu strikes out looking. Takehara flies out to left.
Bottom of the 6th
Iguchi walks. Kim flies out to right. Imae hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Saburo grounds out to the pitcher, runners on second and third. Omatsu flies out to left.
Bottom of the 8th
Iguchi strikes out swinging. Kim hits a double to center. Imae grounds out to the pitcher. Saburo fouls out to first.
Bottom of the 9th
Omatsu flies out to short. Kakunaka, pinch-hitting for Takehara, walks. Tanaka fouls out to the catcher. Nishioka walks, runners on first and second. Kiyota walks, bases loaded. Iguchi flies out to center.
The Hawks are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 71-61-5 (2nd place). ... The Marines 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 68-63-2 (3rd place).
Wada (SOF) won his second start in a row and improved to 16-8. He's also 2-0 in 3 starts against the Marines this season. ... S. Watanabe (LOT) took the loss and is now 8-8 on the year. S. Watanabe is now 0-4 in 7 starts since his last victory on 7/28 (vs Seibu). Against the Hawks, S. Watanabe is 1-1 in 2 starts.
The Hawks' pitching staff set a new Pacific League record of 1,175 strikeouts when Wada struck out Takehara (LOT) in the 2nd inning (the Hawks set the previous record of 1,174 strikeouts last year). With the 10 strikeouts they collected tonight, they are now just 24 strikeouts away from tying the NPB record of 1,208.
Two Lotte injuries: Fukuura ran into a base-runner in the top of the 1st and injured his right foot (instep); and Fukuura injured his left index finger when Yamazaki's (SOF) bat struck his glove in the 3rd inning (catcher's interference). Both players were taken to a hospital for further testing and neither suffered any damage to their bones.