Yomiuri Giants vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 36013 | Chunichi leads series, 9-7-0 | Time: 2:52
Potential Starters: Seth Greisinger (YOM) 0-0, 1.80 - Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 9-9, 3.30
Hitting (LOB: 2, DPs in: 7th)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||0-for-4||1: F7, 4: F8, 6: SO, 9: f3|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||1-for-4||1: G4, 4: 2B, 6: SO, 9: G6|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||0-for-3||1: G6, 4: BB, 6: F6, 9: G6|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||0-for-3||2: F4, 4: F8, 7: F9|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: f3, 5: HR, 7: DP|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: G5, 8: G3|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Kazunari||0-for-3||3: F8, 5: G6, 8: F7|
|(P)||Greisinger, Seth||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: SO|
|PH||Chono, Hisayoshi||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Greisinger, Seth, L||5||89||22||21||6||2||4||1||0||0||0||0||4||4||4.500|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-5||1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: G6, 6: 1B, 8: F7|
|(CF-RF-LF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: SO, 5: G4, 6: SO|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: F7, 4: 1B, 5: HR, 7: 1B|
|PR-RF||Nakamura, Issei||0-for-0||7: (SB)|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-4, 1 R||1: f3, 4: 1B, 5: F7, 7: F9|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI||2: F4, 4: HR, 6: 1B, 7: SO|
|(RF)||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-2||2: SO, 4: G5|
|PH-CF||Oshima, Yohei||0-for-1, 1 R||6: SE, 7: SO|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-3||2: F6, 4: F4, 6: S3, 8: E6|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||2-for-4, 1 RBI||3: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(P)||Chen, Wei-Ying||0-for-2||3: SO, 4: G4, 6: S1|
|PH||Maeda, Akihiro||0-for-1||8: G6|
|Chen, Wei-Ying, W||8||130||27||26||3||1||8||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.184|
Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Greisinger on the mound for Yomiuri
Wada hits a single to center. Morino hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Blanco hits a 3-run homer. T. Donoue grounds out to third. N. Donoue flies out second. Tanishige hits a single to left. Chen grounds out to second.
Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
E. Gonzalez hits a solo homer. Wakiya grounds out to third. Tsuruoka grounds out to short. Greisinger strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Greisinger on the mound for Yomiuri
Araki grounds out to short. Hidenori grounds out to second. Wada hits a solo homer. Morino flies out to left.
Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Nomaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Blanco hits a single to center. Oshima, pinch-hitting for T. Donoue, hits a sac bunt and reaches on an (E1) and a run scores, Oshima to second. N. Donoue hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Tanishige hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Chen hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Araki hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Hidenori strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Sakamoto flies out to center. Matsumoto hits a double to left. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and second. Ramirez flies out to center. Takahashi strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 8th
N. Donoue reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Tanishige strikes out looking. Maeda, pinch-hitting for Chen, grounds out to short. Araki flies out to left.
The Dragons won their 5th game in a row and are now 58-49-2 (3rd place). ... The Giants dropped their 2nd game in a row and are now 59-47-0 (2nd place).
Chen (CHU) picked up the win after going 0-2 in two starts since his last victory on 7/27 (vs Yomiuri) and improved to 10-9. Chen also evened his record to 3-3 in six starts against the Giants this season. ... Greisinger (YOM) started his third game of the year and earned his first decision, a loss.
Greisinger (YOM) was on a pitch limit of 90 tonight and hopes to increase that to 100 for his next start.
YOM: E. Gonzalez (10)
CHU: Blanco (24), Wada (29)