September 25th, 2016
Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL
The rain came down hard in Hiroshima and the game got called by the officials before they could even finish the top of the first inning.
|1||Kosuke Tanaka (SS)||1||Tomotaka Sakaguchi (CF)|
|2||Ryosuke Kikuchi (2B)||2||Shingo Kawabata (3B)|
|3||Yoshihiro Maru (CF)||3||Tetsuto Yamada (2B)|
|4||Takahiro Arai (1B)||4||Wladimir Balentien (LF)|
|5||Seiya Suzuki (RF)||5||Yuhei (Takai) (RF)|
|6||Hector Luna (3B)||6||Atsushi Ugumori (1B)|
|7||Brad Eldred (LF)||7||Naomichi Nishiura (SS)|
|8||Yoshikazu Kura (C)||8||Yuhei Nakamura (C)|
|9||Hiroki Kuroda (P)||9||Masanori Ishikawa (P)|
The highlight of the game for the Carp faithful was the retirement match for longtime Kuroda battery partner, Yoshikazu Kura. Kura started the game and caught Kuroda’s walk to Sakaguchi before getting replaced by Ishihara. Kawabata struck out and Yamada advanced Sakaguchi on a grounder. Kuroda walked Coco on a wild pitch to put men on the corners before the officials stopped the game because of the rain.
After about 40 minutes of waiting in the rain, the officials called the game wiping out the game from the record. The teams will attempt to replay the game on October 1.