Hiroshima Carp vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 15:00
Attendance: 31908 | Hiroshima leads series, 6-5-0 | Time: 2:40
Potential Starters: Giancarlo Alvarado (HIR) 1-3, 5.73 - Kenichi Nakata (CHU) 1-2, 5.00
Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||0-for-5||1: L6, 3: SO, 5: G4, 8: G4, 9: G6|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||0-for-4||1: F9, 4: G4, 5: G5, 8: G5|
|(LF)||Shima, Shigenobu||1-for-4||1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 振逃|
|(1B)||Huber, Justin||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: L5, 6: SO, 8: BB|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||2-for-4||2: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: SO|
|CF||Amaya, Soichiro||1-for-3||2: F7, 4: BB, 7: G4, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Kokubo, Tetsuya||0-for-4||2: G4, 4: F7, 7: F8, 9: E1|
|(C)||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||1-for-3||3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: G1 (SB)|
|(P)||Alvarado, Giancarlo||0-for-3||3: G5, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|PH||Maeda, Tomonori||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Alvarado, Giancarlo, L||8||88||28||25||3||0||8||1||0||1||0||1||1||1||4.829|
Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 2B, 3: F8, 6: SO, 8: G1|
|(CF-RF)||Fujii, Atsushi||0-for-3||1: G4, 3: G4, 6: F6|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-2, 1 RBI||1: S7, 4: G4, 7: G3|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-3||1: SO, 4: f9, 7: 1B|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||2: G1, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-3||2: L4, 5: SO, 7: F7|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: G1|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-1||8: G4|
|(C)||Oyama, Keiji||1-for-3||3: 1B, 5: F8, 8: SO|
|(P)||Nakata, Kenichi||0-for-1||3: S1, 6: SO|
|CF||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-0||8: BB (SB)|
|Nakata, Kenichi, W||7 2/3||127||31||28||4||0||8||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.122|
|Asao, Takuya, H||2/3||12||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.276|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||2/3||15||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.589|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Defense: Amaya takes over in center.
Araki hits a double to left. Fujii grounds out to second, runner on third. Morino hits a sac fly to left. Wada strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Huber strikes out looking. Hirose hits a double to center. Amaya flies out to left. Kokubo grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd
Oyama hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by K. Nakata. Araki flies out to center, runner on third. Fujii grounds out to second.
Top of the 4th
Soyogi grounds out to second. Shima hits a single to center. Huber lines out to third. Hirose hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Amaya walks to load the bases. Kokubo flies out to left.
Top of the 5th
Ishihara hits an infield single. Alvarado strikes out swinging. Higashide grounds out to second, runner on second. Soyogi grounds out to third.
Top of the 8th
Higashide grounds out to second. Soyogi grounds out to third. Shima reaches on a dropped third strike and is replaced by pinch-runner Kimura. Huber walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Asao in for K. Nakata.
Defense: Hidenori takes over in center; Fujii moves from center to right.
Hirose strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th
T. Donoue, pinch-hitting for N. Donoue, grounds out to second. Oyama strikes out swinging. Hidenori walks, advances to second on a balk, and steals third. Araki grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 9th
Amaya hits a single to right. Kokubo reaches on a throwing error (E1), runners on first and second. Ishihara fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. T. Maeda enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Alvarado.
Pitching change: Iwase in for Asao.
Pitching change: Oda is the new catcher.
Akamatsu enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kokubo. T. Maeda strikes out as the runners pull off a double steal, runners on second and third. Higashide grounds out to short.
The Dragons won their second game in a row and are now 36-34-1 (3rd place). ... The Carp dropped their 5th straight game and are now 26-39-2 (4th place).
K. Nakata (CHU) got the win and improved to 2-2 on the year. Seems K. Nakata threw a lot of off-speed pitches (he threw a total 127 pitches and only threw 38 fastballs) today. Iwase (CHU) recorded his fourth save in as many Chunichi games and now has 21. ... Alvarado (HIR) took the loss and is now 1-4. This was Alvarado's third straight start of giving up a run or less in 6 or more innings of work.
The Carp were shutout for the 5th time this season.