Chunichi Dragons vs Yakult Swallows @ Komachi Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 17318 | Chunichi leads series, 5-4-1 | Time: 3:05
Potential Starters: Daisuke Yamai (CHU) 2-2, 6.30 - Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 2-8, 4.25
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 4th, 5th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-3||1: G6, 3: G5, 6: S2, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-3, 1 R||1: G5, 4: SO, 6: G5, 8: S2|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F7, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: F4|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-4||2: G5, 4: DP, 6: G6, 8: F8|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||1-for-4||2: F8, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Cesar, Dionys||1-for-4||2: G6, 5: DP, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||2-for-4||3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: G6|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||1-for-3, 1 R||3: F7, 6: 1B, 7: F7|
|(P)||Yamai, Daisuke||0-for-0||3: S2|
|PH||Matsui, Yusuke||1-for-1||6: 1B (BrO)|
|PH||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-1||7: SO|
|Shimizu, Akinobu, H||1||27||6||5||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.724|
|Suzuki, Yoshihiro, H||1||20||4||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.226|
|Asao, Takuya, L||1||18||6||6||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||1.636|
Hitting (LOB: 14, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||1-for-4||1: SO, 2: G3, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: G3|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||2-for-5, 1 R||1: G1, 3: F8, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Iihara, Yasushi||3-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: 2B, 4: BB, 6: f3, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Guiel, Aaron||0-for-3, 1 RBI||1: F7, 3: SO, 4: BB, 6: BB, 8: F7|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-4, 2 RBI||2: SO, 3: BB, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: 2B|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: BB, 5: G6, 7: L4, 8: F8|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-4||2: 1B, 3: L6, 5: G4, 7: G5|
|(SS)||Fujimoto, Atsushi||2-for-4||2: G6, 4: 1B, 5: f5, 7: 1B|
|(P)||Ishikawa, Masanori||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: G1, 6: G6|
|PH||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||7: f5|
|Ishikawa, Masanori||6 1/3||87||25||23||8||0||3||0||0||2||1||0||2||2||4.154|
|Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, H||2/3||9||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.328|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, W||1||11||4||3||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1.406|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||11||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.740|
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Yamai on the mound for Chunichi
Whitesell strikes out swinging. Aikwa hits a single to left. Miyamoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Fujimoto grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Ishikawa hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Aoki grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamai on the mound for Chunichi
Fujitmoto hits a single to left. Ishikawa fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on first. Aoki walks, runners on first and second. Tanaka strikes out swinging. Iihara walks to load the bases. Guiel walks in a run, bases loaded. Whitesell grounds out to second.
Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
N. Donoue hits an infield single. Y. Matsui, pinch-hitting for Yamai, hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Araki hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Hidenori hits a grounder to third, Y. Matsui gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and third. A run scores on a wild pitch, runner on second. Morino hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Wada grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Asao on the mound for Chunichi
Aoki grounds out to first. Tanaka hits a single to right. Iihara hit a single to left, runners on first and second. Guiel flies out to left. Whitesell clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Ueda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Whitesell. Aikawa flies out to center.
Top of the 3rd
Tanishige hits a single to right. N. Donoue flies out to left. Yamai hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Araki grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 3rd
Tanaka flies out to center. Iihara hits a double to center. Guiel strikes out looking. Whitesell walks, runners on first and second. Aikawa walks to load the bases. Miyamoto lines out to short.
Bottom of the 6th
Ishikawa grounds out to short. Aoki hits a single to right. Tanaka hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Iihara fouls out to first. Guiel walks to load the bases. Whitesell strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th
Blanco strikes out swinging. Cesar hits a single to center. Tanishige hits a single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Masubuchi in for Ishikawa.
N. Donoue flies out to left. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Shimizu, strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hidenori. Morino flies out to second. Wada flies out to center.
The Swallows won their 5th game in a row and are now 29-41-2 (4th place). ... The Dragons dropped their second consecutive game and are now 37-38-1 (3rd place).
Matsuoka (YAK) got the win and improved to 2-1. Lim (YAK) saved his 15th game of the year. ... Asao (CHU) took the loss and is now 6-3.
At the end of the 5th inning: fireworks were shot off to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Omagari Fireworks (to take place on 8/28).
At the end of the 7th inning: "local" hero Chojin Neiger made an appearance and fought off baddies with Tsubakuro.