Dream11 Fantasy NPB: Marines at Lions

Dream11 Fantasy NPB: Marines at Lions

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy NPB series.

Chiba Lotte Marines (15-14) at Saitama Seibu Lions (14-13)

Friday, July 24th, 5:00 AM EDT

Projected Starters

Saitama Seibu Lions: RHP Zach Neal (2-0, 4.75 ERA)

Chiba Lotte Marines: LHP Ayumu Ishikawa (0-2, 4.83 ERA)

Game Preview

The Lions and the Marines both are just one game above the .500 threshold, and both teams enter this matchup knowing the victory is a must to keep their playoff chances on the right track given how tight the Pacific League standings are. The Lions seem to enter this game in better form, though, as they've gone 3-2 in their last five games while the Marines have won just twice during that stretch. Seibu have also gone 2-1 during this week's series. The pitching matchup will feature two guys with similar ERAs. Zach Neal (4.75) will get the ball for the Lions, while Ayumu Ishikawa will get the nod for Chiba. Neal carries a 4.75 ERA and 1.09 WHIP over 30.1 innings in his first five starts this season, while Ishikawa has posted a 4.83 ERA and 23:9 K:BB over 31.2 innings in 2020.

Lions' Expected Lineup

1. Cory Spangenberg
2. Sosuke Genda
3. Shuta Tonosaki
4. Hotaka Yamakawa
5. Tomoya Mori
6. Takeya Nakamura
7. Takumi Kuriyama
8. Seiji Kawagoe
9. Shohei Suzuki

Marines' Expected Lineup

1. Takashi Ogino
2. Leonys Martin
3. Ikuhiro Kiyota
4. Brandon Laird
5. Seiya Inoue
6. Shogo Nakamura
7. Hisanori Yasuda
8. Tatsuhiro Tamura
9. Yudai Fujioka

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