Hanshin Tigers vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 15:00
Potential Starters: Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (HAN) 6-5, 3.39 - Kenichi Nakata (CHU) 3-2, 4.05
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(RF)||Murton, Matt||0-for-4||1: E5, 3: G4, 6: F7, 8: G4|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-3, 1 R||1: S1, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 8: f5|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||2-for-4||1: G6, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 9: 2B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F9, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 9: G6|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: f5, 6: F8, 9: G5|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-4||2: G4, 5: F6, 7: F4, 9: SO|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-3||2: F7, 5: F7, 7: G5|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||1-for-3||3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: G1|
|(P)||Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi||0-for-1||3: f2|
|PH||Kano, Keisuke||0-for-1||5: G6|
|PH||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi, L||4||65||21||15||6||1||4||2||1||2||0||0||4||4||3.657|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-4, 2 R||1: 2B, 3: F9, 4: 1B (SB), 6: BB, 8: F8|
|(CF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||2-for-3, 1 RBI||1: S2, 3: 1B (SB), 4: 1B, 6: G4|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-2, 1 RBI||1: S7, 3: BB, 4: F8, 6: G6|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: G5|
|(1B-RF)||Koike, Masaaki||0-for-2||2: HBP, 3: G6, 5: S1, 7: F8|
|(RF)||Donoue, Takehiro||1-for-2, 1 R||2: S1, 4: 1B, 5: G1|
|PH||Fukuda, Nobumasa||0-for-1||7: G6|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: BB, 4: HR, 5: G4, 8: 2B|
|(C)||Oda, Kohei||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: L5, 6: 2B (BrO), 8: S5|
|(P)||Yamamoto, Masahiro||0-for-2||2: G4, 4: SO|
|PH||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-1||6: G4|
|PH||Hirata, Ryosuke||0-for-1||8: F6|
|Yamamoto, Masahiro, W||6||93||23||22||4||0||2||0||0||1||0||0||1||1||1.500|
|Takahashi, Akifumi, H||1||9||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.985|
|Asao, Takuya, H||1||11||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.884|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||1||13||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.057|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Shimoyanagi on the mound for Hanshin
Araki hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Hidenori. Wada hits a sac fly to left. Morino strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Shimoyanagi on the mound for Hanshin
T. Donoue hits a single to right. N. Donoue hits a 2-run homer. Oda lines out to third. M. Yamamoto strikes out looking. Araki hits a single to left and steals second. Hidenori hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Wada flies out to center.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
M. Yamamoto on the mound for Chunichi
Murton flies out to left. Hirano hits an infield single. Toritani grounds out to third, runner on second. Arai hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Brazell flies out to center.
Top of the 1st
Murton reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Hirano hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Toritani grounds out to short. Arai flies out to right.
Bottom of the 2nd
Koike gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by T. Donoue. N. Donoue walks, runners on first and second. Oda strikes out swinging. M. Yamamoto grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd
Araki flies out to right. Hidenori hits single to right and steals second. Wada walks, runners on first and second. Morino strikes out swinging. Koike grounds out to short.
Top of the 4th
Hirano flies out to left. Toritani hits a single to right. Arai grounds out to short, runner on second. Brazell fouls out to third.
Bottom of the 5th
Morino hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Koike. T. Donoue grounds out to the pitcher. N. Donoue grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 6th
Oda hits a double to center. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Y. Yamamoto, grounds out to second, runner on third. Araki walks, runners on first and third. Hidenori hits a grounder to second and Oda is thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second. Wada grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 8th
N. Donoue hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Oda. Hirata, pinch-hitting for Asao, flies out to short. Araki flies out to center.
Top of the 9th
Toritani hits a double to center. Arai grounds out to short. Brazell grounds out to third. Kanemoto strikes out swinging.
The Dragons won their second game in a row and are now 52-47-2 (3rd place). ... The Tigers lost their third straight game and are now 53-40-2 (2nd place).
M. Yamamoto (CHU) started his first game of the season and won. Iwase (CHU) notched his 30th save of the year. ... Shimoyanagi (HAN) took the loss and is now 6-6 on the year. He's also 1-2 in 5 starts against the Dragons this season.
The two starting pitcher's ages added together totaled 87 years and 2 months. This was also the fourth time in NPB history that two 40-year-old pitchers faced each other. The last time it happened was on 6/24/2006 when Masahiro Yamamoto faced Kimiyasu Kudo. The record for highest age total for starters is currently 96 and 11 months, set on 11/5/1950 by Shinji Hamasaki (48 years and 10 months) and Yoshio Yuasa (48 years 1 month).
CHU: N. Donoue (3)