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NPB Roundup – 10/2: Carp and Dragons both win

by on Oct.02, 2008 @ 10:41 am, under NPB

Central League

The Hiroshima Carp blanked the Yakult Swallows, 1-0.

Yoshinori Sato pitched about as well as anyone can without getting a decision (this is exactly why the Swallows drafted him last season). He tossed 8 innings of shut-out ball while scattering 4 singles and striking 6; he also walked a batter. Unfortunately for Sato, Kan Otake was able to match him inning-for-inning: 8 IP, 4 H, 2 BB.

The only run that scored was an unearned run that came in the top of the 9th on a bad throw. That was the difference of the game.

NOTES: Norichika Aoki went 1-for-3 with a walk and is now batting .359.

Code:
     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9    R   H   E
HIR  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1    1   5   0
YAK  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    0   5   1

WP: Kan Otake (9-3)   SV: Katsuhiro Nagakawa (38)
LP: Ryota Igarashi (3-2)
HR: HIR: None. YAK: None.

Hiroshima Carp
                     IP   BF  NP   H  HR  K  BB  HBP  ER  R
Kan Otake         W  8.0  29  105  4  0   0  2    0   0   0
Katsuhiro Nagakawa S 1.0  4   12   1  0   1  0    0   0   0

Yakult Swallows
                     IP   BF  NP   H  HR  K  BB  HBP  ER  R
Yoshinori Sato       8.0  27  102  4  0   6  1    0   0   0
Ryota Igarashi    L  1.0  4   25   1  0   1  0    0   0   1

The Chunichi Dragons beat the Yokohama Bay Stars in extra innings, 6-4.

For a while, it appeared as though the Bay Stars were in control of the game, scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the first on a 3-run bomb by Shuichi Murata, his 42nd of the season. But Dragons held the Bay Stars to 3 runs and chipped away at the lead, scoring 1 in the 5th on Tyrone Woods' 34th home run of the season, and then 2 more in the top of the 8th on Byung-Kyu Lee's 15th homer of the year to tie the game at three. Byung-Kyu Lee would later hit his second home run of the game in the top of 10th with two runners on to give the Dragons a 3 run lead. Hitoki Iwase pitched the 10th to close out the game, but not before making thing interesting by giving up a run and leaving two runners on base.

NOTES: Seiichi Uchikawa went 1-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI, and a walk. He is now batting .372. ... Hitoki Iwase set a new record for consecutive seasons of 50+ appearances in a season (10) with his appearance in the game.

Code:
     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10    R   H   E
CHU  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  2  0  3     6   11  1
YOK  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1     4   11  0

WP: Takuya Asao (3-1)   SV: Hitoki Iwase (35)
LP: Hayato Terahara (3-9)
HR: CHU:	Tyrone Woods (34), Byung-Kyu Lee (15, 16).
YOK: Shuichi Murata (42).

Chunichi Dragons
                     IP   BF  NP   H  HR  K  BB  HBP  ER  R
Kenichi Nakata       3.1  18  71   7  1   2  2    0   3   3
Masato Kobayashi     0.2  2   7    0  0   1  0    0   0   0
Shinsuke Saito       1.0  4   16   1  0   1  0    0   0   0
Akinobu Shimizu      2.0  8   27   0  0   0  3    0   0   0
Akifumi Takahashi    1.0  3   9    0  0   1  0    0   0   0
Shoji Nagamine       0.2  3   16   0  0   1  0    0   0   0
Takuya Asao       W  0.1  1   2    0  0   0  0    0   0   0
Hitoki Iwase      S  1.0  6   21   3  0   1  0    0   1   1

Yokohama Bay Stars
                     IP   BF  NP   H  HR  K  BB  HBP  ER  R
Daisuke Miura        7.2  29  113  8  2   9  0    0   3   3
Yuya Ishii           1.1  4   24   0  0   1  1    0   0   0
Hayato Terahara   L  1.0  6   25   3  1   1  0    0   3   3

The Giants and the Tigers have the night off.

Code:
                   W   L   T  WPCT  GB
Hanshin Tigers     80  54  2  .597  -
Yomiuri Giants     80  55  3  .593  0.5
Chunichi Dragons   69  65  5  .515  11
-----------------------------------------
Hiroshima Carp     68  68  5  .500  13
Yakult Swallows    61  71  3  .462  18
Yokohama Bay Stars 43  90  2  .323  36.5


Yoshinori Sato

Pacific League

The Chiba Lotte Marines beat the Rakuten Eagles, 2-1.

With the top three teams already decided, there's not much going on in the PL, other than perhaps the Eagles trying to stay out of the cellar. Their loss to the Marines didn't do anything to help in that department tonight.

After being shut-out by the Fighters last night, the Eagles offense was shut down again, this time to 1 run on two hits. The one lone run the Eagles managed to score came in the top of the 6th Tsuchiya Teppei led off the inning with a double. Two grounders later he managed to score and that's all the Eagles were able to muster.

The Marines didn't do much better offensively either, scoring both of their runs in the bottom of the 3rd on a double by Shunichi Nemoto, a triple by Daisuke Hayakawa driving in Nemoto for the first run, and then a sac fly by Kazuya Fukuura pushing Hayakawa across for the second run.

NOTES: The Eagles are now 62-74-3 with 5 game remaining on their schedule. They finished last season 67-75-2 and would need to win their final 5 games in order to match win totals.

Code:
     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9    R   H   E
RAK  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    1   2   0
LOT  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    2   7   0

WP: Yasutomo Kubo (4-7)   SV: Tadahiro Ogino (30)
LP: Koji Aoyama (3-8)
HR: RAK: None. LOT: None.

Rakuten Golden Eagles
                     IP   BF  NP   H  HR  K  BB  HBP  ER  R
Koji Aoyama       L  6.0  28  118  6  0   4  4    0   2   2
Kanehisa Arime       0.2  4   15   1  0   0  1    0   0   0
Shinichiro Koyama    1.1  4   12   0  0   1  0    0   0   0

Chiba Lotte Marines
                     IP   BF  NP   H  HR  K  BB  HBP  ER  R
Yasutomo Kubo     W  7.0  28  111  2  0   2  4    1   1   1
Yusuke Kawasaki      1.0  3   8    0  0   0  0    0   0   0
Tadahiro Ogino    S  1.0  3   12   0  0   1  0    0   0   0

The Nippon Ham Fighters and Orix Buffaloes no longer have any more games left on their schedules.

Code:
                   W   L   T  WPCT  GB
Seibu Lions        76  63  4  .547  --
Orix Buffaloes     75  68  1  .524  3.0
Ham Fighters       73  69  2  .511  4.5
-----------------------------------------
Lotte Marines      72  70  1  .507  5.5
Softbank Hawks     63  75  3  .457  12.5
Rakuten Eagles     62  74  3  .456  12.5

0 comments on “NPB Roundup – 10/2: Carp and Dragons both win

  1. knucklehead7

    It looks like Uchikawa has the Central League batting title locked up, but what does the race in the Pacific League look like at this point? The last I saw Nakajima and Short were battling it out.

  2. Gwynar

    Rick Short (.332; 163-for-491) currently has a slight lead over Hiroyuki Nakajima (.331; 159-for-481).

    The Eagles still have 5 games remaining on their schedule. The Lions have 1, against the Eagles.

    Short is 3-for-11 over his last 6 games while Nakajima 6-for-24.