Kakeru Narita and Jimmy Paredes played in a Ni-gun game against Yakult at Toda Stadium earlier today.
Narita started the game for Lotte and gave up five runs (three earned) over five innings of work. He threw ninety-six pitches, faced twenty-six hitters, allowed seven hits, walked four, and struck out three. He topped out at 140km/h.
Paredes got the start at designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI. He hit a solo home run in the first inning and a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Both home runs came off Ross Ohlendorf.