The Yokohama Bay Stars are going to prepare for the First Stage of the Climax Series by playing four exhibition games against Industrial League teams. None of the games will be open to the public.
October 1 – JX-ENEOS at Yokohama Stadium
Yokohama 2 – JX-ENEOS 5
Kenta Ishida started thegame and gave up two runs on three hits over four innings. … Zach Petrick entered the game in the sixth inning and gave up three runs over three innings. … Yoshitomo Tsutsugo got the start in left and batted fourth. He went 2-for-3. He hit a solo home run off Fumiaki Kashiwabara in the second inning.
JX-ENEOS: Shota Eguchi tossed three shutout innings. … Kento Itohara collected two hits.
October 3 – Tokyo Gas at Yokohama Stadium
Yokohama 7 – Tokyo Gas 1
The Bay Stars scored five runs on eleven hits, including a two-run timely hit by Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, through the first three innings of the game off Tokyo Gas’ Taisuke Yamaoka. Tsutsugo recorded a hit and walked two times. Shoichi Ino started the game and gave up a run on four hits over three innings of work on October 3. Yasuaki Yamasaki, Tomoya Mikami, and Kenjiro Tanaka each tossed perfect innings in relief, beginning in the fourth inning.
Tokyo Gas: Taisuke Yamaoka started the game and gave up five runs on eleven hits over three innings and struck out three.
October 4 – Toshiba at Yokohama Stadium
Yokohama 11 – Toshiba 2
Jose Lopez recorded three hits: a two-run home run to left in the first, a single to right in the third, and a single to right in the fourth. The offense scored eleven runs on fourteen hits. Shota Imanaga started the game and gave up a run on three hits over two innings and threw fifty pitches. He walked one and struck out four.
October 5 – Toshiba at Yokohama Stadium
Yokohama 5 – Toshiba 9
Jose Lopez hit a three-run home run off Tappei Tanioka in the fifth inning. He hit into a double play and lined out to third in his first two at bats. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo walked in his first two at bats, then hit into a double play. The offense scored five runs on eleven hits. Yoshiaki Fujioka tossed a perfect seventh inning.
Toshiba: Tappei Tanioka gave up five runs on six hits over five innings. He topped out at 146km/h.