Chunichi Dragons vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 27375 | Nippon Ham leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 2:25
Potential Starters: Kenichi Nakata (CHU) 1-1, 4.50 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 4-4, 1.67
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-4||1: f9, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||0-for-4||1: G4, 3: G2, 6: G3, 8: G6|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-4||1: G4, 3: G6, 6: G4, 9: F8|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-3||2: G5, 4: 2B (SB), 6: SO|
|RF||Fujii, Atsushi||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(DH)||Blanco, Tony||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: SO, 7: G4|
|1B||Koike, Masaaki||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(1B)||Arai, Ryota||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||0-for-1||3: BB, 5: F8|
|C||Shimizu, Masaumi||0-for-1||8: G6|
|(2B)||Tani, Tetsuya||0-for-3||3: F9, 5: G5, 8: SO|
|Nakata, Kenichi, L||4||57||18||15||6||3||2||1||0||1||0||0||5||4||5.000|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 2nd, 6th, 7th, 8th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||3-for-5, 2 R||1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: 1B, 6: E3, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||2-for-3, 1 R||1: S2, 3: G1, 5: 1B, 6: 1B|
|LF-CF||Konta, Toshimasa||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|(DH)||Inaba, Atsunori||3-for-5, 2 R, 5 RBI||1: HR, 3: 2B, 5: HR, 6: DP, 8: DP|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: G3, 5: G1, 6: F9|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-2, 3 R, 1 RBI||1: HR, 4: BB, 5: HBP, 7: L6|
|(1B)||Nioka, Tomohiro||2-for-3, 1 RBI||1: F9, 4: S7, 5: 1B, 7: 1B|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||2-for-3||2: 1B, 4: SO, 5: 1B, 7: BB|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G1, 4: HR, 5: S7, 7: DP|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||0-for-4||2: DP, 4: f9, 5: G5, 8: G6|
|Darvish, Yu, W||7||84||25||24||3||0||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.548|
Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 3 hits
K. Nakata on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba hits a 2-run homer. Koyano strikes out swinging. Itoi hits a solo homer. Nioka flies out to right.
Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 1 hit
K. Nakata on the mound for Chunichi
Itoi walks and advances all the way to third on a bad pick-off throw. Nioka hits a sac fly to left. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging. Tsuruoka hits a solo homer. M. Kaneko fouls out to right.
Bottom of the 5th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka hits an infield single. Morimoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Inaba hits a 3-run homer. Koyano grounds out to the pitcher. Itoi gets hit by a pitch. Nioka hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right, bases loaded. Tsuruoka hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. M. Kaneko grounds out to third.
Top of the 3rd
Tanishige walks. Tani flies out to right. Araki hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Oshima fails to move the runners up with a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Morino grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 3rd
Tanaka flies out to center. Morimoto grounds out to the pitcher. Inaba hits a double to right. Koyano grounds out to first.
Top of the 4th
Wada hits a double to center. Blanco strikes out swinging. Nomoto strikes out swinging as Wada steals third. Arai strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th
Tanaka reaches on an error (E3), runner on first. Morimoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Inaba grounds into a double play, runner on third. Koyano flies out to right.
Bottom of the 7th
Itoi lines out to short. Nioka hits an infield single and is replaced by pinch-runner Takaguchi. Yang (Yoh) walks, runners on first and second. Tsuruoka grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 8th
M. Kaneko grounds out to short. Tanaka hits a single to left. Konta hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Inaba hits into a double play.
The Fighters stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 24-34-2 (6th place, 10 games under 500). ... The Dragons are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 30-30-1 (3rd place, 500). The Dragons were also shutout for the 6th time this year.
Darvish (HAM) stopped a 2-game losing streak and won his first game since 5/1 (vs Seibu Lions). He's now 5-4. ... K. Nakata (CHU) took the loss and is now 1-2 on the year.
Inaba's (HAM) now has 47 home runs at Sapporo Dome (most all-time).
Nippon Ham: Inaba 2 (10), Itoi (5), Tsuruoka (3)