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Chunichi Dragons 4 – Yomiuri Giants 7 (July 28, 2010)

by on Jul.28, 2010 @ 4:27 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Chunichi 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
Yomiuri 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3x 7 12 0

Attendance: 41829 | Series tied, 7-7-0 | Time: 4:15

Potential Starters: Daisuke Yamai (CHU) 4-2, 4.29 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 7-4, 3.69

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 5th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: f2, 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: 2B, 10: G6
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 0-for-5 1: G4, 3: f5, 6: G6, 7: G4, 10: G6
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F9, 4: HR, 6: BB, 8: 1B, 10: F8
(1B) Blanco, Tony 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: SO, 6: G5, 8: SO, 11: SO
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: HR, 6: BB, 8: F9, 11: 2B
(RF) Donoue, Takehiro 0-for-4 2: G3, 4: G4, 6: G1, 8: SO
P Asao, Takuya 0-for-0
P Shimizu, Akinobu 0-for-0
PH Matsui, Yusuke 0-for-1 11: SO
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
P Suzuki, Yoshihiro 0-for-0
P Mise, Koji 0-for-0
P Hirai, Masafumi 0-for-0
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 1-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 4: SO, 7: HBP, 9: 1B, 11: HBP
(2B) Donoue, Naomichi 1-for-4 2: G3, 5: 1B, 7: S3, 9: DP, 11: G1
(P) Yamai, Daisuke 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: DP
PH Nakata, Ryoji 0-for-1 7: G3
P Takahashi, Akifumi 0-for-0
RF Nomoto, Kei 0-for-1 9: G3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamai, Daisuke 6 91 25 23 7 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 4 4 4.473
Takahashi, Akifumi, H 1 22 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.195
Asao, Takuya, H 2 23 8 8 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.845
Shimizu, Akinobu, H 1 11 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.496
Kobayashi, Masato, H 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.613
Suzuki, Yoshihiro, H 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.629
Mise, Koji, L 0/3 5 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 19.286
Hirai, Masafumi 0/3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.856
10 2/3 161 46 42 12 2 9 3 0 1 0 0 7 7

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: F8, 2: F8, 5: 1B (SB), 7: BB, 9: f3, 11: HR
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-5 1: G1, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: G3, 9: G4
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0
LF Kudo, Takahito 0-for-0
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 3: G6, 5: 2B, 7: G3, 10: SO
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-5, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: G3, 5: F8, 8: F9, 10: SO
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
(1B-CF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G5, 10: F7
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4 1: BB, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: 2B, 11: F9
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-5 1: G5, 4: G5, 6: DP, 8: SO, 11: F9
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 3-for-5, 2 R 2: G6, 5: 1B, 7: 1B (SB), 9: SO, 11: 1B
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-1 2: G4, 5: S1
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
PH Gonzalez, Edgar 0-for-1 7: G6
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
PH-1B Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-1 9: 2B, 11: BB
PR Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-0, 1 R

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya 5 1/3 94 21 19 4 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 3.772
Kubo, Yuya 1 2/3 41 8 5 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2.749
Ochi, Daisuke, H 2 36 7 7 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.447
Kroon, Marc, H 1 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.451
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, W 1 19 5 4 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.689
11 202 44 38 8 3 9 3 2 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yamai on the mound for Chunichi
Sakamoto flies out to center. Matsumoto grounds out to the pitcher. Ogasawara hits a solo homer. Ramirez hits a double to center. Kamei hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Abe walks, runners on first and second. Chono grounds out to third.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Blanco hits a sol o homer. Wada strikes out swinging. T. Donoue grounds out to first. Tanishige walks. N. Donoue grounds out to first.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Morino hits a solo homer. Blanco strikes out swinging. Wada hits a solo homer. T. Donoue grounds out to second. Tanishige strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yamai on the mound for Chunichi
Wakiya hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Utsumi. Sakamoto hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Matsumoto strikes out as Sakamoto steals second, runners on second and third. Ogasawara clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Ramirez flies out to center.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kubo on the mound for Yomiuri
Tanishige gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by N. Donoue. R. Nakata, pinch-hitting for Yamai, grounds out to first, runner on third. Araki hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Oshima grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 11th - 3 runs, 2 hits
M. Kobayahashi on the mound for Chunichi
Abe flies out to right.
Pitching change: Suzuki in for M. Kobayashi.
Chono flies out to right.
Pitching change: Mise in for Suzuki.
Wakiya hits a single to right. Takahashi walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Hirai in for Mise.
Terauchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takahashi. Sakamoto hits a walk-off 3-run homer.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 6th
Oshima grounds out to short. Morino walks.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Utsumi.
Blanco grounds out to third, runner on second. Wada walks, runners on first and second. T. Donoue grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 7th
Wakiya hits a single to center. E. Gonzalez enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Kubo. Wakiya steals second. E. Gonzalez grounds out to short. Sakamoto walks, runners on first and second. Matsumoto grounds out to first, runners on first and third. Ogasawara grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 8th
Ramireez flies out to right. Kamei grounds out to third. Abe hits a double to center. Chono strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th
Wakiya strikes out swinging. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Ochi, hits a double to right. Sakamoto fouls out to first. Matsumoto grounds out to second.

Top of the 11th

Blanco strikes out swinging. Wada hits a double to second. Y. Matsui , pinch-hitting for Shimizu, strikes out swinging. Tanishige gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. N. Donue grounds out to the pitcher.

Notes

The Giants are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 51-38-0 (2nd place). ... The Dragons 7-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 49-42-1 (3rd place).

Yamaguchi (YOM) got the win for the Giants and improved to 5-2 on the year. ... Mise (CHU) got the loss, his first decision with the Chunichi Dragons.

This was Sakamoto's (YOM) second walk-off homer of the year and fourth of his career.

Tanishige (CHU) became the 8th player in NPB history (2nd catcher in NPB history) to play in his 2,500th game.  Tanishige was also hit twice in the game and has now been hit by a pitch 100 times in his career.

Home runs
CHU: Blanco (22), Morino (13), Wada (26)
YOM: Ogasawara (20), Sakamoto (18)