Chunichi Dragons vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 29632 | Series tied, 7-7-0 | Time: 3:15
Potential Starters: Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 7-7, 3.42 - Eric Stults (HIR) 3-6, 5.22
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 4th, 6th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F9, 3: BB (CS), 5: 1B, 7: f2, 9: F9|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||3-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 1B|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: G3, 3: SO, 5: HR, 7: G3|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: BB, 5: F8, 8: G6|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-3||2: G5, 4: BB, 6: G6, 8: G5|
|(RF)||Cesar, Dionys||2-for-4||2: SO, 4: DP, 6: 1B (CS), 8: 1B|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: HR, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: F7|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||2-for-4||2: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: G4, 9: F8|
|(P)||Nakata, Kenichi||0-for-4||2: SO, 5: G4, 7: E6, 9: SO|
|Nakata, Kenichi, W||9||148||36||34||8||0||7||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.116|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 7th, 8th)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||0-for-4||1: G3, 3: F8, 5: G6, 7: L3|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G4, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Akamatsu, Masato||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: E5, 8: DP|
|(LF)||Shima, Shigenobu||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: SO, 5: G3, 8: G5|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||2-for-4||1: L6, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 9: 1B|
|1B||Iwamoto, Takahiro||0-for-4||2: G4, 4: F6, 6: G3, 9: F8|
|(3B)||Kokubo, Tetsuya||0-for-3||2: G5, 4: G2, 6: G4|
|PH||Amaya, Soichiro||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|(C)||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||1-for-2||2: BB, 4: IBB, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(P)||Stults, Eric||0-for-2||2: SO, 4: SO|
|PH||Maeda, Tomonori||0-for-1||7: G4|
|PR||Kimura, Shogo||0-for-0||7: (BrO)|
|PH||Huber, Justin||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Stults, Eric, L||7||139||30||27||9||2||7||3||0||0||0||0||4||4||5.211|
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Stults on the mound for Hiroshima
Wada grounds out to third. Cesar strikes out swinging. Tanishige hits a solo homer. N. Donoue hits a single to center. K. Nakata strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Stults on the mound for Hiroshima
N. Donoue hits a double to center and is picked off at second. K. Nakata grounds out to second. Araki hits a single to center. Oshima hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Morino hits a 3-run homer. Blanco flies out to center.
Bottom of the 1st
Higashide grounds out to first. Soyogi hits a single to center. Akamatsu hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Shima strikes out swinging. Hirose lines out to short.
Top of the 4th
Blanco walks. Wada walks, runners on first and second. Cesar grounds into a double play, runner on third. Tanishige strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th
Hirose hits a single to right. Iwamoto flies out to short. Hirose advances to second on a bad pick-off throw. Kokubo grounds out to the pitcher. Ishihara gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Stults strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th
N. Donue grounds out to second. K. Nakata reaches on a throwing error (E6) and advances to second. Araki fouls out to the catcher. Oshima hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Morino grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 9th
Hirose hits a single to center. Iwamoto flies out to center. Amaya, pinch-hitting for Kokubo, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Ishihara strikes out swinging. Huber, pinch-hitting for Hayashi, strikes out swinging.
The Dragons won their second straight game and are now 44-41-1 (3rd place). ... The Carp dropped their second game in a row and are now 33-47-2 (5th place).
K. Nakata (CHU) got the win and is now 2-0 in three starts since a loss on 6/12 (vs Nippon Ham). He improves to 3-2 on the year. ... Stults (HIR) dropped his fourth start in a row and is now 3-7. This was also Stults' first start against the Dragons this season.
CHU: Tanishige (6), Morino (11)