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Live Blog: Lotte vs Daiei, 8/1

It’s hot and Sunday – Lotte is at home for the final game of a three game set vs Daiei, and I’m at home because, well, it’s hot. Chiba Marine is a bit stuffy in August, for sure. Why not a live blog? A little update – the last three games haven’t gone so well for our Marines. Lotte had …

Stop the Madness: Live Blog, Lotte vs Seibu, 29 April

I went to the Seibu/Lotte game in Tokorozawa last night but I was in a foul mood after the game, so I didn’t blog. After a nice run in first, Lotte has lost 6 of 8 (4 of the last 5) including a close one with Seibu last night. Lotte got on the board first with an RBI single by …

Live Blog: Lotte @ Seibu Dome, 21 March

For complicated reasons I couldn’t make it to today’s game, so it’s time for the first live blog of the year! Yesterday was quite a heartbreaker. Naruse pitched great, only making two crucial mistakes, yet the offense couldn’t bail him out versus the very tough Wakui. Today it’s Watanabe vs Hoashi as Lotte tries to get their first win of …

Live Blog: Lotte vs Nippon Ham, 13 Sep

It’s a lovely day, the sun is shining and Lotte has their first 4 game winning streak of the year. What the heck, let’s do another live blog! The starting lineups For Lotte: Tsuyoshi (short), Hayasaka (left), Fukuura (first), Iguchi (second), Ohmatsu (right), Hashimoto (DH), Imae (third), Satozaki (catcher), and Hayakawa (center). For Nippon Ham: Tanaka (second), Hichori (left), Inaba …

Live Blog: Lotte vs Nippon Ham, 12 September

I made plans to go to Yomiuriland to see Lotte’s ni-gun take on the Giants ni-gun but the weather looks truly foul (both out the window and on radar), so I’ve decided to stay in and do another Live Blog. Some notes about last night’s game as I didn’t make a blog posting. Lotte took the first game of the …

Live Blog: Lotte vs Seibu, 23 August

As I mentioned in yesterday’s live blog I intended to go to Tokorozawa for today’s game. Clearly I am not there (for reasons too complicated to explain) so I’m kicking out another live blog. On the hill today is the always-interesting Karakawa. As I’ve mentioned repeatedly this season he has to be the hardest-luck pitcher on the team. He’s been …

Live Blog: Lotte vs Seibu, 22 August

This blog should be renamed “We Love Marines, but We’ve Spent Almost no Time at Home Lately and Haven’t Had a Chance to Blog in Ages.” Catchy, no? In honor of a baseball watchin’ weekend and to make up for my busy work week-induced silence, it’s live blog time! Today is Lotte on the road in Tokorozawa to face Seibu. …