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NPB: Live Game Updates for 4/7/2009

by on Apr.07, 2009 @ 6:54 am, under NPB

Six games on tap tonight.

Chunichi Dragons at Yakult Swallows
Kenta Asakura vs Shohei Tateyama

Yomiuri Giants at Yokohama Bay Stars
Hisanori Takahashi vs Hayato Terahara

Hiroshima Carp at Hanshin Tigers
Kan Ohtake vs Yasutomo Kubo

Chiba Lotte Marines at Nippon Ham Fighters
Yuki Kawakawa vs Kazhito Tadano

Softbank Hawks at Rakuten Eagles
Kameron Loe vs. Masahiro Tanaka

Orix Buffaloes at Seibu Lions
Chihiro Kaneko vs. Takayuki Kishi

It's the bottom of the 5th and Kevin Mench 2-for-3. Looks like the Tigers were right to keep playing him. The Tigers are currently tied at 3 with the Carp.

Carp manager Marty Brown was thrown out of the game in the first. It was the 7th time he's been thrown out of a game in the NPB.

The Swallows were tied at 2 in the bottom of the 5th, but Aaron Guiel came through with a big hit to put them up by one (I could hear the fireworks going off from my room).

The Giants have a 1-0 lead over the Bay Stars going in the 4th.

The Eagles have 4-0 lead over the Softbank Hawks. Masahiro Tanaka is still pitching for the Eagles.

The Lions have a 3-2 lead over the Buffaloes in the 6th.

And the Ham Fighters and Marines are knotted at 1 in the 7th.

Almost forgot, the Ham Fighters turned a triple play against the Lotte Marines in the first inning. I haven't seen a replay of it yet, but the Marines apparently had runner on first and third and were trying to tag up on fly ball to left. It wasn't deep enough and the runner at third was thrown out at home and the trailing runner was thrown out at second.

The Swallows are still knotted at three with the Dragons.

The Giants now have a 3-0 lead over the Bay Stars.

The Tigers have a 1-run lead in the 7th.

The Fighters have a 5-1 lead going into the 8th. The scored 3 runs in the 7 and another run in the 8th.

The Eagles are now up, 6-0 over the Hawks.

And the Lions now have a 6-2 lead over the Buffaloes.

Two games are in the books.

The Eagles beat the Hawks, 6-0, behind Masahiro Tanaka. That's now 4 straight victories for the Eagles.

The Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Chiba Lotte Marines, 9-1.

Got caught up in a few other things and couldn't post any updates until now.

The other four games are now over.

The Dragons beat the Swallows, 4-3.

The Giants beat the Bay Stars, 5-1.

The Tigers eeked out a win against the Carp.

And the Lions beat the Buffaloes, 8-3.

0 comments on “NPB: Live Game Updates for 4/7/2009

  1. Gwynar

    The Carp just gave the Tigers a run on a wild pitch by Dohmann… And it was pretty wild — it went behind Kanemoto. Tigers have a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 6th.

  2. Gwynar

    The Eagles have added 2 more runs in the 7th. There’s still only 1 out in the inning.

    The Swallows / Dragons game is now tied at 3.

  3. Gwynar

    The Carp are threatening… They have the bases loaded in 7th with Kurihara up to bat — he’s 3-for-3 with 2 doubles and a home run so far in the game.

    And Kurihara gives the Carp a 1-run lead with a 2-run single…

    I’ve seen all four of the Carp games and they look pretty good out there.

  4. Gwynar

    Scott Seabol just drove in 2 more runs with a triple to right. Incidentally, Mench absolutely butchered the play — he slid to try and trap the ball between him and the wall, except it didn’t work out that way and the ball scooted right by him. The Carp now have a 7-4 lead.

  5. Gwynar

    What an ugly inning this is turning out to be for the Tigers. They just scored another run and now have an 8-4 lead. Williams is now out of the game. The Carp have exploded for 5 runs in the top of the 7th.

  6. Gwynar

    Give the Carp another run. It’s now 9-4. Looks like Akahoshi mis-read the ball — he came in a few steps before rushing out.

    They just scored run number 10.

    The fans are revolting! They’re letting go of their rally balloons early.

  7. Gwynar

    Tanaka is still pitching for the Eagles. It’s the top of the 9th and he struck out Kawasaki for the first out of the inning.

    …ugh… Uchimura (2B) just botched what seemed like a really simple play — ugly.

  8. Gwynar

    Tanaka is one out away from pitching a complete game shut-out.

    UPDATE: Tanaka strikes out the last batter to end the game. Eagles win, 6-0.

    Tanaka gave the ball to the Nomura.

  9. knucklehead7

    Looks like the Swallows ended up taking a tough loss despite D’antona’s four hits.

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