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Nippon Ham Fighters 9 – Chunichi Dragons 5 (May 27, 2010)

by on May.27, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Chunichi Dragons @ Ishikawa Prefectural Baseball Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 1 9 16 0
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 5 13 4

Attendance: 10353 | Nippon Ham leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:44

Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 6-1, 3.60 - Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 6-2, 3.09

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 12, DPs in: 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-6, 1 RBI 1: F7, 2: G4, 4: SO, 5: G1, 8: G1, 9: 1B
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: 2B, 9: E1
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-5 1: F6, 3: G4, 4: G4, 6: L6, 8: SO
1B Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-1 9: DP
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: G6, 4: BB, 6: G5, 8: E6 (SB)
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 3-for-5, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: 2B
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: BB, 3: F4, 5: HR, 7: G5, 8: F7
P Tateyama, Yoshinori 0-for-0
P Kanamori, Takayuki 0-for-0
C Ono, Shota 0-for-0
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: G4
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-3, 1 R 1: F9, 4: 1B, 5: F9, 7: S3
PH-C Imanari, Ryota 1-for-1, 1 R 9: 2B
P Hayashi, Masanori 0-for-0
(P) Masui, Hirotoshi 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: SO, 5: S1
PH Sato, Kenji 1-for-1, 1 RBI 7: 1B (BrO)
P Wolfe, Brian 0-for-0
RF Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-1 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Masui, Hirotoshi, W 6 93 26 24 6 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3.375
Wolfe, Brian 1 20 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.063
Tateyama, Yoshinori 1 21 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.038
Kanamori, Takayuki 1/3 29 6 5 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 6.600
Hayashi, Masanori 2/3 9 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.571
9 172 45 40 13 2 8 4 1 0 0 0 5 5

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 13, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 3: BB (BrO), 5: 1B, 7: G6, 9: SO
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 1-for-3, 1 R 1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: F9, 7: BB, 9: BB
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 4-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: 2B, 9: HR
(1B) Blanco, Tony 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: HBP, 3: G1, 5: 2B, 7: G6, 9: HR
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: SO, 5: G6, 8: F8
LF Kuramoto, Hidenori 1-for-1, 1 R 9: 2B
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 3-for-5, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: G6, 6: G4, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
(RF) Cesar, Dionys 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: F7, 6: SO, 8: G1
C Matsui, Masato 0-for-0
PH Oyama, Keiji 0-for-1 9: F7
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-3 2: F9, 4: F6, 6: SO
PH-RF Nomoto, Kei 1-for-1 8: BB, 9: 1B
(P) Yoshimi, Kazuki 0-for-1 2: SO
PH Matsui, Yusuke 0-for-1 5: F8
P Kongo, Hiroki 0-for-0
PH Koike, Masaaki 0-for-1 7: G5
P Nagamine, Shoji 0-for-0
PH Arai, Ryota 0-for-1 8: SO
P Suzuki, Yoshihiro 0-for-0
PH Iwasaki, Tatsuro 0-for-1 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshimi, Kazuki, L 5 86 28 24 9 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 5 4 3.411
Kongo, Hiroki 2 31 8 6 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.500
Nagamine, Shoji 1 39 6 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.700
Suzuki, Yoshihiro 1 25 6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.821
9 181 48 42 16 1 6 4 0 2 0 0 9 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka flies out to left.  Moritmoto hits a single to center.  Inaba flies out to short.  Koyano hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Itoi hits an infield single, bases loaded.  Takahashi walks in a run, bases loaded.  M. Kaneko walks in another run, bases loaded.  Tsuruoka flies out to right.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
M. Kaneko hits a single to center.  Tsuruoka hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Masui strikes out swinging.  Tanaka strikes out looking.  Morimoto hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third.  Inaba drives in a run with a grounder to second, everyone is safe on an error (E3) runners on first and second.  Koyano walks to load the bases.  Itoi strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Takahashi hits a solo homer.  M. Kaneko hits a single to center.  Tsuruoka flies out to right.  Masui hits a sac bunt, runner on second.  Tanaka grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Masui on the mound for Nippon Ham
Y. Matsui, pinch-hitting for Yoshimi, flies out to center.  Araki hits a single to center.  Oshima flies out to right.  Morino hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Blanco hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third.  Wada grounds out to short.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kongo on the mound for Chunichi
Takahashi grounds out to third.  M. Kaneko hits a single to right and advances on a sac bunt by Tsuruoka.  Sato, pinch-hitting for Masui, hits an RBI single to right and gets thrown out trying to stretch his single to a double.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nagamine on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka grounds out to the pitcher.  Morimoto hits a double to left.  Inaba strikes out swinging.  Koyano reaches on a fielding error (E6).  Koyano steals second, runners on second and third.  Itoi clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second.  Takahashi flies out to left.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Suzuki on the mound for Chunichi
Defense: Hidenori takes over in left.  M. Matsui is the new catcher.
M. Kaneko grounds out to second.  Imanari, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, hits a double to center.  Yang (Yoh) hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Tanaka hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second.  Morimoto reaches on a throwing error (E1), bases loaded.  Takaguchi grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 9th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Kanamori on the mound for Nippon Ham
Araki strikes out swinging.  Oshima walks.  Morino hits a 2-run homerBlanco hits a solo homer.  Hidenori hits a a double to center.  Ibata hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.
Pitching change: Hayashi in for Kanamori.
Oyama, pinch-hitting for M. Matsui, flies out to left.  Nomoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  T. Iwasaki, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Araki strikes out swinging.  Oshima grounds out to second.  Morino hits a double to center.  Blanco gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Wada flies out to center.

Bottom of the 3rd
Araki walks.  Oshima reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and second. Morino grounds out to short, runners on first and third.  Blanco hits a grounder to the pitcher, Araki is thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second.  Wada strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Morimoto walks.  Inaba lines out to short.  Koyano grounds out to third, runner on second.  Itoi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Koike, pinch-hitting for Kongo, grounds out to third.  Araki grounds out to short.  Oshima walks.  Morino hits a double to right, runners on second and third.  Blanco grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th
Wada flies out to center.  Ibata hits a single to center.  Cesar grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second.  Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Tanishige, walks, runners on first and second.  Arai, pinch-hitting for Nagamine, strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Fighters won their second straight game and are now 6 games under 500. ... The Dragons are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 3 games above 500. ... Masui (HAM) won his second consecutive start and improved to 3-2. ... Yoshimi (CHU) lost his second consecutive start and is now 6-3. ... Hichori (HAM) has hit safely in 8 straight games. ... Sato (HAM) picked up his first pro hit and RBI in his first pro AB in the 7th.

The Fighters played their first game since 5/22.