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Chunichi Dragons: March 31, 2010

by on Mar.31, 2010 @ 10:43 pm, under NPB

...From Wednesday's game against the Yakult Swallows:

...The Dragons lost to the Swallows, 9-5.

...After hitting his first home run of the year on Tuesday off Masato Nakazawa, Tony Blanco has gone 0-for-6: strikeout, walk, strikeout, strikeout, fly out to right, ground out to second, ground out to third.

...Both Masahiko Morino (2-for-3, BB, HR, 2 R, RBI) and Kazuhiro Wada (2-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI) hit home runs.  As did Dionys Cesar (1-for-4, HR, R, RBI).  All were solo shots.

Incidentally, Blanco is currently the clean-up hitter, batting in between Morino and Wada.

...Rough night for Takashi Ogasawara.  He gave up at least 1 hit in every inning he pitched.  And the only inning the Swallows couldn't score a run off Ogasawara was in the second when he gave up just one hit.

Ogasawara's final line: 4 IP, 23 BF, 76 NP, 9 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 8 R, 8 ER.

...Masato Matsui collected his first pro hit (in his second at bat) against the Yakult Swallows on Tuesday.  He entered the game in the 7th as a pinch-hitter and hit a single to center off Masahiro Yoshikawa.