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Yakult Swallows 1 – Chunichi Dragons 3 (April 22, 2010)

by on Apr.22, 2010 @ 5:30 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yakult Swallows vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
Chunichi 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 X 3 6 1

Attendance: 23163 | Chunichi leads series, 3-2-1 | Time: 3:06

Potential Starters: Tony Barnette (YAK) 2-0, 1.80 - Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 2-1, 4.81

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 3-for-5 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: G6, 9: 1B
(SS) Morioka, Ryosuke 1-for-1 1: S3, 3: S1, 5: BB, 7: 1B
PH Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-1 9: G5
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-4 1: G5, 3: G6, 5: F8, 7: G5
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(RF) Guiel, Aaron 1-for-4 2: G3, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(LF) Iihara, Yasushi 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: HR, 6: S3, 8: E8
(1B) D'Antona, Jamie 1-for-4 2: 2B, 4: G1, 6: SO, 8: SO
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-3 2: IBB, 4: F6, 6: SO, 9: F8
(P) Barnette, Tony 0-for-2 2: F9, 5: G5
PH Fujimoto, Atsushi 0-for-1 7: F7
P Takagi, Hiromitsu 0-for-0
PH Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-1 9: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Barnette, Tony, L 6 103 25 21 4 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 1.731
Takagi, Hiromitsu 2 37 9 8 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.348
8 140 34 29 6 1 5 4 0 1 0 0 3 2

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: F9
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 0-for-2 1: S1, 3: G4, 5: F9, 7: BB
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 1-for-3, 1 R 1: G4, 4: 2B, 5: BB, 7: F7
(1B) Blanco, Tony 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: BB, 4: 2B, 5: SO, 8: HR
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 0-for-4 1: G6, 4: L4, 6: F8, 8: SO
(RF) Nomoto, Kei 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G4, 6: G3, 8: F5
P Iwase, Hitoki 0-for-0
(CF) Cesar, Dionys 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: BB, 6: G4, 8: G4
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: F6
(P) Yoshimi, Kazuki 0-for-2 3: G1, 5: G4
PH Koike, Masaaki 1-for-1 7: 1B
P Takahashi, Akifumi 0-for-0
RF Fujii, Atsushi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshimi, Kazuki, W 7 106 30 25 7 1 3 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 4.021
Takahashi, Akifumi, H 1 11 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.256
Iwase, Hitoki, S 1 17 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
9 134 38 33 8 1 5 2 0 3 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Guiel flies out to right.  Iihara hits a solo homer.  D'Antona grounds out to the pitcher.  Aikawa flies out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Barnette on the mound for Yakult
Morino hits a double to right.  Blanco hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.  Wada lines out to second.  Nomoto grounds out to second, runner on third.  A passed ball allows a run to score.  Cesar walks.  Tanishige strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Takagi on the mound for Yakult
Blanco hits a solo homer.  Wada strikes out swinging.  Nomoto flies out to third.  Cesar grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Tanaka hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morioka.  Miyamoto grounds out to third.  Aoki flies out to center.

Bottom of the 1st
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ibata.  Morino grounds out to second, runner on third.  Blanco walks, runners on first and third.  Wada grounds out to short.

Top of the 2nd
Guiel grounds out to first.  Iihara grounds out to short.  D'Antona hits a double to center.  Aikawa gets an intentional walk.  Barnette flies out to right.

Top of the 3rd
Tanaka hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morioka.  Miyamoto grounds out to short, runner on third.  Aoki strikes out  swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Yoshimi grounds out to second.  Araki hits a single to right.  Ibata flies out to right.  Morino walks, runners on first and second.  Blanco strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Aoki hits an infield single.  Guiel hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Iihara hits a sac bunt to advance the runners to second and third.  D'Antona strikes out swinging.  Aikawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Tanishige flies out to short.  Koike, pinch-hitting for Yoshimi, hits an infield single.  Araki flies out to right.  Ibata walks, runners on first and second.  Morino flies out to left.

Top of the 8th
Aoki strikes out.  Guiel grounds out to second.  Iihara reaches on a fielding error (E8).  D'Antona strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Swallows have lost two in a row (with a tie game sandwiched in-between) and are now 2-7-1 over their last 10. ... The Dragons have won two in a row (with a tie game sandwiched in between) and are now 4-5-1 over their last 10. ... The Swallows wasted a perfect opportunity to get some runs on the board in the 6th inning, with both D'Antona and Aikawa striking out for the final two outs of the inning. ... The Swallows offense has now been held to three or fewer runs in each of their last 10 games. ... Aoki injured his left ankle when he stepped on first while running out an infield single in the 6th.  He was temporarily taken to the trainer's room and returned to the field with his ankle taped up.  There is a chance he may have sprained the ankle, but likely not seriously.