Chunichi Dragons vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 16784 | Yakult leads series, 9-6-1 | Time: 2:48
Potential Starters: Maximo Nelson (CHU) 1-0, 3.92 - Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 6-6, 4.31
Hitting (LOB: 2, DPs in: 1st, 6th, 2nd, 9th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4||1: G5, 3: F7, 6: DP, 9: 1B|
|(CF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-2||1: BB, 4: G3, 7: G3|
|PH||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-1||9: DP|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-3||1: 1B, 4: SO, 7: G6|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||1: DP, 4: F4, 7: G6|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||2-for-3||2: 1B, 5: F7, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: G6, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-3||2: DP, 5: SO, 8: f3|
|(C)||Oda, Kohei||1-for-3||3: L4, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(P)||Nelson, Maximo||0-for-2||3: SO, 6: SO|
|PH||Matsui, Yusuke||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Nelson, Maximo, L||8||144||35||31||9||1||2||3||1||0||0||0||5||5||4.395|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 4th, 7th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F8, 2: G4, 5: SO, 6: 1B|
|(LF)||Fukuchi, Kazuki||1-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G1, 5: HBP, 6: F8|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||2-for-4||1: 1B (BrO), 3: F8, 5: F9, 7: 1B|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: DP|
|(3B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-4, 1 R||1: G5, 3: G6, 5: L4, 7: F7|
|(RF-1B)||Takeuchi, Shinichi||2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI||1: HR, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G4|
|(SS-3B)||Kawabata, Shingo||0-for-3||1: F9, 4: BB, 6: F8, 8: F4|
|(C)||Kawamoto, Ryohei||0-for-4||2: F7, 4: DP, 6: F5, 8: G1|
|(P)||Sato, Yoshinori||1-for-2||2: G4, 5: BB, 6: 1B|
|Sato, Yoshinori, W||9||126||29||28||5||0||8||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.932|
Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 4 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Aoki flies out to center. Fukuchi hits an infield single. Tanaka hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Whitesell hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Hatakeyama hits a grounder to third, Tanaka is thrown out running the bases, runners on first and second. Takeuchi hits a 3-run homer. Kawabata flies out to right.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Takeuchi hits a single to left. Kawabata flies out to center. Kawamoto flies out to third. Yoshinori hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Aoki hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Fukuchi flies out to center.
Top of the 1st
Araki grounds out to third. Hidenori walks. Morino hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Blanco grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 5th
Yoshinori walks. Aoki strikes out swinging. Fukuchi gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Tanaka flies out to right. Whitesell hits a single to right, bases loaded. Hatakeyama lines out to second.
The Swallows swept the series, 3-0.
The Swallows won their third game in a row and are now 42-50-2 (4th place). ... The Dragons are 0-5-1 since their last victory on 6/29 (vs Yomiuri) and are now 50-47-2 (3rd place). This is the Dragons' first 5-game losing streak of the season. This was also just the second time the Dragons were swept in a three game series.
Yoshinori (YAK) picked up his first complete shutout victory of his career and improved to 7-6. This was also his second straight win. Against the Swallows, Yoshinori is now 1-0 in 2 starts with a 2.84 ERA. ... Nelson (CHU) took the loss and is now 1-1.
Prior to the start of the game, Aoki (YAK) was presented with an award for reaching 1,000 career hits (he accomplished the feat on 7/4 vs Chunichi).
Yoshinori (YAK) once again topped out at 158km/h during the game.
YAK: Takeuchi (5)