The Orix Buffaloes and Chiba Lotte Marines played a practice game on Tuesday (3/1) in Kochi. The game lasted 8 innings and the Marines beat the Buffaloes, 3-2.
Yuta Omine (LOT) started the game for Lotte and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits over 3 innings of work.
The game started 30 minutes late due to the weather and about 800 fans were in attendance.
In other Lotte news:
Chiba Marine Stadium officially became QVC Marine Field on Tuesday (3/1). QVC Marine Field underwent a number of renovations during the off-season, including the installation of new turf, a fresh coat of paint on the seats, and the changeover of the ball/strike count on the scoreboard from strikes-balls-outs to balls-strikes-outs.