Practice Game: JR Nishi Nihon vs Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium on October 6
Hiroshima 10 – JR Nishi Nihon 2
Starting line-up: Kosuke Tanaka ss, Ryosuke Kikuchi 2b, Yoshihiro Maru cf, Takahiro Arai 1b, Seiya Suzuki rf, Hector Luna 3b, Brad Eldred lf, Yoshiyuki Ishihara c, Ryuhei Matsuyama dh, Kris Johnson sp
The Hiroshima offense scored ten runs on eighteen hits. Ryuhei Matsuyama hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning.
Kris Johnson started the game for Hiroshima and gave up a run on two hits over four innings. Yusuke Nomura entered the game in the fifth inning and took a line drive off the right side of his throat. He was pulled after facing just one batter and throwing eight pitches. The Carp are going to wait and see how he is feeling tomorrow. Tetsuya Iida, Jay Jackson, Shota Nakazaki, and Oscar Nakaoshi each pitched an inning in relief. Nakazaki entered the game in the ninth inning and gave up a run on two hits and two walks. He topped out at 145km/h.
JR Nishi Nihon: Kisho Kagami started the game.
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Intra-squad Game at Mazda Stadium on October 8
Whites 3 – Reds 5
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and faced six batters through the first two innings of the game. He allowed two runs to score in the third inning on three hits and a sac fly. He gave up two runs on three hits over three innings and threw forty pitches. He topped out at 141km/h.
Brad Eldred started in left and batted seventh for the Whites. He recorded two hits an RBI: a two-out solo home run off Bradin Hagens in the second inning and a single to center in the fourth inning.
Takahiro Arai recorded two hits and an RBI: single to right in the third inning and RBI to left in the fourth inning.
Intra-squad Game at Mazda Stadium on October 9
Reds 3 – Whites 0
Takeru Imamura entered the game in the second for the Reds and tossed a shutout inning. He gave up one hit, a single to Hector Luna.
Shota Nakazaki pitched in relief for the Reds. He entered the game in the third, tossed a perfect inning, threw fourteen pitches, and topped out at 147km/h.
Masato Akamatsu, playing for the Reds, hit a two-out solo home run to left off Yuya Fukui in the second inning.
Tomohiro Abe hit a one-out solo home run off Fukui in the third inning.