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Yomiuri Giants 3 – Chunichi Dragons 1 (April 29, 2010)

by on Apr.29, 2010 @ 5:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 15:00

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

Attendance: 38039 | Yomiuri leads series, 4-2-0 | Time: 3:51

Potential Starters: Shun Tono (YOM) 4-1, 2.53 - Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 1-2, 3.97

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-4 1: F9, 2: f2, 4: E5, 7: L5, 9: S1
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 3B, 3: G1, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B (SB)
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-4 1: SO, 3: 1B (BrO), 5: BB, 7: 2B, 9: f3
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: 2B, 5: F8, 7: G1
LF Kudo, Takahito 0-for-1 9: SO
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: L6, 8: G6
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: f3, 5: G6, 8: F9
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G3, 8: BB
(RF) Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-4 2: F7, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: G6
3B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0
(P) Tono, Shun 1-for-2, 1 R 2: S1, 4: 2B, 6: SO
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
PH Yano, Kenji 1-for-1 9: 1B
PR-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0, 1 R

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tono, Shun, W 7 2/3 139 30 28 5 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.042
Ochi, Daisuke, H 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.771
Kroon, Marc 2/3 26 5 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.765
Kubo, Yuya, S 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.455
9 177 37 32 5 0 9 5 0 0 1 0 1 1

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 0-for-5 1: G6, 2: f9, 5: SO, 8: SO, 9: G1
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: f3, 5: L3, 8: 1B
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 3-for-4 1: 2B, 3: 1B, 6: F4, 8: 2B
(1B) Blanco, Tony 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F6, 6: G5, 8: SO
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: G5, 6: f3, 9: SO
(RF) Nomoto, Kei 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F8, 7: F3, 9: SO
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 0-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 4: SO, 7: G4, 9: BB
(C) Matsui, Masato 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: G6, 7: SO, 9: BB
(P) Chen, Wei-Ying 0-for-2 2: G1, 5: F6
P Shimizu, Akinobu 0-for-0
PH Koike, Masaaki 0-for-1 8: G5
P Hirai, Masafumi 0-for-0
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
PH Nishikawa, Akira 0-for-0 9: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Chen, Wei-Ying, L 7 130 31 28 7 0 8 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 3.512
Shimizu, Akinobu 1 17 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.964
Hirai, Masafumi 1/3 10 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.976
Kobayashi, Masato 2/3 6 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.522
9 163 40 35 9 0 9 3 0 2 0 0 3 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Sakamoto flies out to right.  Wakiya hits a triple to center.  Ogasawara strikes ou tlooking.  Ramirez walks, runners on first and third.  Abe hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.  Chono strikes out looking.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Lee strikes out swinging.  Tani strikes out swinging.  Chono hits a double  to right.  Sakamoto reaches on a throwing error (E5) and a run scores, runner on second.  Wakiya strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hirai on the mound for Chunichi
Yano, pinch-hitting for Ochi, hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Suzuki.  Suzuki steal second.  Sakamoto hits a sac bunt, runner on third.  Wakiya hits an RBI single to center.
Pitching change: Kobayashi in for Hirai.
Ogasawara fouls out to first.  Wakiya steals second.  Kudo strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 0 hits
Kroon on the mound for Yomiuri
Wada strikes out looking .  Nomoto strikes out swinging.  Oshima walks.  M. Matsui walks, runners on first and second.  Nishikawa, pinch-hitting for Kobayashi,  walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Kroon.
A wild pitch allows a run to score.  Araki grounds out to the pitcher.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Araki grounds out to short.  Ibata walks.  Morino hits a double to right, runners on second and third.  Blanco strikes out swinging.  Wada flies out to center.

Top of the 2nd
Lee hits a single to center.  Tani flies out to left.  Tono hits a sac bunt, runner on second.  Sakamoto fouls out to the catcher.

Bottom of the 2nd
Nomo hits a single to center.  Oshima walks, runners on first and second.  M. Matsui strikes out looking.  Chen fails on his bunt attempt, runners on first and second.  Araki fouls out to right.

Top of the 3rd
Wakiya grounds out to the pitcher  Ogasawara hits an infield single.  Ramires hits a double to right, runners on second and third.  Abe hits a grounder to short, Ogasawara is thrown out trying to score, runners on first and third.  Chono fouls out to first.

Top of the 7th
Sakamoto lines out to third.  Wakiya strikes out looking.  Ogasawara hits a double to left.  Ramires grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 8th
Koike, pinch-hitting for A. Shimizu, grounds out to third.  Araki strikes out swinging.  Ibata hits a single to right.  Morino hits a double to right, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Ochi in for Tono.
Blanco strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Giants win their 19th game of the season and are now 10 games over 500.  They also take the series, 2-1. ... The Dragons have dropped their last two series, including the loss of two straight series against the Giants. ... Tono (YOM) improves to 5-0 to start the year.  His five wins is tops in the league. ... Kubo (YOM) records his second save of his career and his first since 2007.