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Yomiuri Giants 3 – Chunichi Dragons 5 (July 11, 2010)

by on Jul.11, 2010 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 14:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 0
Chunichi 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 5 10 0

Attendance: 38300 | Series tied, 6-6-0 | Time: 3:01

Potential Starters: Wirfin Obispo (YOM) 1-1, 4.30 - Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 6-7, 3.32

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-5 1: SO, 3: G5, 5: F9, 7: F8, 9: f5
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G6, 5: F8, 8: SO
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F6, 4: 2B, 6: SO, 8: SO
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 4-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: HR, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HBP, 4: HR, 6: F9, 8: 1B
PR Kudo, Takahito 0-for-0
C Tsuruoka, Kazunari 0-for-0
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: F8, 8: SO
(1B) Gonzalez, Edgar 1-for-4 2: DP, 4: G1, 7: 1B, 9: F4
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 2-for-4 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: F7, 9: 1B
(P) Obispo, Wirfin 0-for-1 3: F9, 5: S1
P Fukuda, Satoshi 0-for-0
PH Odajima, Masakuni 0-for-1 7: F9
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Obispo, Wirfin, L 4 0/3 79 22 19 9 2 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 5 5.333
Fukuda, Satoshi 2 21 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.842
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.021
Ochi, Daisuke 1 15 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.553
8 127 33 30 10 2 7 1 1 1 0 0 5 5

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 3rd, 5th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 2: 1B, 4: HR, 7: G4
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 0-for-3 1: S1, 2: G1, 4: F4, 7: f5
(3B-1B) Morino, Masahiko 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 2: G4, 5: 2B, 7: G6
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: F7, 5: BB, 8: 1B
(1B) Blanco, Tony 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: HR, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 8: DP
2B Iwasaki, Tatsuro 0-for-0
(RF) Cesar, Dionys 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: DP, 5: DP, 8: SO
(C) Oyama, Keiji 0-for-2 1: SO, 3: SO
C Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-1 6: F7
(2B-3B) Donoue, Naomichi 0-for-2 1: HBP, 4: SO, 6: G4
(P) Chen, Wei-Ying 0-for-2 1: SO, 4: SO
P Kawahara, Junichi 0-for-0
PH Nomoto, Kei 0-for-1 6: SO
P Takahashi, Akifumi 0-for-0
P Shimizu, Akinobu 0-for-0
P Asao, Takuya 0-for-0
P Iwase, Hitoki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Chen, Wei-Ying, W 5 72 20 18 5 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 3.417
Kawahara, Junichi, H 1 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Takahashi, Akifumi, H 2/3 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.455
Shimizu, Akinobu, H 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.484
Asao, Takuya, H 1 22 5 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.007
Iwase, Hitoki, S 1 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.172
9 131 37 35 10 2 9 0 1 1 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 5 hits
Obispo on the mound for Yomiuri
Araki hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Oshima.  Morino hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.  Wada hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  Blanco hits a 2-run homer.  Cesar hits a single to center.  Oyama strikes out swinging.  N. Donoue gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Chen strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Matsumoto grounds out to short.  Ogasawara hits a double to center.  Ramirez hits a 2-run homerAbe hits a solo homer.  Chono strikes out swinging.  E. Gonzalez grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Obispo on the mound for Yomiuri
N. Donoue strikes out swinging.  Chen strikes out swinging.  Araki hits a solo homer.  Oshima flies out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Ramirez hits a single to left.  Abe gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Chono strikes out swinging.  E. Gonzalez hits into a double play.

Bottom of the 2nd
Araki hits a single to right.  Oshima fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on first.  Morino grounds out to second, runner on second.  Wada flies out to left.

Top of the 5th
Wakiya hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obispo.  Sakamoto flies out to right.  Matsumoto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 5th
Morino hits a double to right.  Wada walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Fukuda in for Obispo.
Blanco grounds out to second, runners on first and second.  Cesar grounds into a double play.

Top of the 8th
Matsumoto strikes out looking.  Ogasawara strikes out swinging.  Ramirez hits a single to right.  Abe hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Kudo enters the game as a pinch-runner for Abe.  Chono strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Dragons swept the series, 3-0.  It's their first sweep of the Giants since 2006.

The Dragons won their third game in a row and are now 42-39-1 (3rd place). ... The Giants dropped their fourth game in a row (for the first time this season) and are now 46-34-0 (1st place).

Chen (CHU) won his third start in a row and evened out his record to 7-7.  This was also his first victory against the Giants this season -- he had gone 0-3 in three previous starts.  Iwase (CHU) saved his 26th game of the year. ... Obispo (YOM) took the loss for the Giants and dropped to 1-2 on the year.

This was the 11th straight game Giants' pitchers have allowed double-digit hits.

Mami Kurenuma (model and Asahi Beer spokesmodel) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Home runs
YOM: Ramirez (29), Abe (29)
CHU: Blanco (20), Araki (2)