Tonight at the Seibu Dome, Lotte bats launched a 7-hit barrage against Seibu starter Yusei Kikuchi – 2 doubles, 5 singles, and throwing in 5 walks for good measure. Seth Greisinger took the mound for Our Marines, looking at times super sharp, holding Seibu to hits in only two innings and going 17 batters in a row without giving up a hit at one point. I don’t even have to tell you how this one ended up, do I? Seibu 7, Lotte 2. Egads.
Sometimes You Can Just Copy And Paste
Yup, that’s what I just did – that’s basically the summary of the game on the 25th at Kyocera Dome vs Orix. Tonight’s game was much the same – Greisinger looking awful early and late but spectacular in the middle innings, Lotte batters getting on base time and time again but only managing 2 runs (and one runner thrown out at the plate).
To tell you the truth, I don’t want to dwell that much on this game. Lotte pitchers struck out 11 but gave up 7 runs on 7 hits, including 2 big homers by Asamura and Ginjiro. Lotte’s only runs came in the first (on an Imae single) and the 8th (a Kakunaka double). No homers, no big rallies.
Rakuten lost so by some miracle Lotte is still in first despite getting blasted three games in a row now. Tomorrow’s game features Seibu’s Togame vs our newly minted Ace Nishino. He’s going to stop this run of bad pitching, I feel it…