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Practice Games from February 29, 2012

by on Feb.29, 2012 @ 11:41 pm, under NPB

[Post will be updated as needed - LAST UPDATE 3/1 @ 2:37pm]

Orix Buffaloes vs Chiba Lotte Marines (@ Kochi)

Buffaloes 5 - Marines 2

  • Satoshi Komatsu started the game for the Buffaloes and allowed one run over four innings of work. [Daily Sports]
  • Yuji Yoshimi started the game for the Marines and allowed one run on six hits over four innings. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Shinji Takahashi (ORI) hit a two-run single to left in the 5th inning.[Daily Sports]
  • Hikaru Ito (ORI) entered the game on defense in the 5th inning and connected for a solo homer to left in the 6th inning off Atsushi Kobayashi. [Nikkan Sports]
  • Dae-Ho Lee (ORI) started at first and batted fourth.  He went 2-for-3: single to center in the 1st inning; single to left in the 3rd inning; fly out to second in the 5th inning.  Both hits came off Yuji Yoshimi. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]
  • Ikuhiro Kiyota (LOT) batted third and hit an RBI double to right-center in the fourth inning. [Sponichi]

Seibu Lions vs LG Twins (@ Aki)

Twins 5 - Lions 2

  • Yusei Kikuchi started the game and allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits over five innings of work.  He gave up three extra base hits in the 1st inning that led to two runs; did not have any problems in the second or third innings; allowed a run to score in the 4th; and surrendered two more runs, including a solo homer, in the 5th.  Kikuchi also made a bad throw on a sac bunt in the 5th inning that led to a run. He topped out at 147mk/h. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
  • Takumi Kuriyama hit a double to left in his third at bat of the game.  He was retired on ground outs in his first two at bats. [Sanspo]