Yomiuri Giants vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 34002 | Chunichi leads series, 11-7-0 | Time: 2:42
Potential Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 7-5, 4.27 - Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 10-6, 3.38
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||1-for-4||1: F8, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-3||1: G4, 4: G1, 6: G4|
|PH||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||0-for-4||1: F6, 4: F4, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-4||2: SO, 5: G5, 7: 1B, 9: F6|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-4||2: G4, 5: G5, 7: SO, 9: G4|
|(2B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: G6|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: G4, 7: F8|
|(C)||Sanematsu, Kazunari||0-for-2||3: SO, 6: SO|
|PH||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||0-for-1||7: F8|
|(P)||Utsumi, Tetsuya||1-for-2||3: SO, 6: 1B|
|PH-CF||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|Utsumi, Tetsuya, L||7||111||27||24||5||0||8||2||0||1||0||0||3||1||4.075|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 3rd)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||3-for-4, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 2: 1B, 5: G4, 8: 1B|
|(CF-LF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-3||1: S2, 3: G4, 6: G6, 8: G1|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-3||1: F8, 3: 1B, 6: F2, 8: BB|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: DP, 6: SO, 8: F7|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||2: BB, 4: SO, 7: G1, 8: SO|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||1-for-3, 2 R||2: G6, 4: G6, 7: 2B|
|(RF)||Nakamura, Issei||0-for-3, 1 R||2: E4, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|(C)||Oda, Kohei||1-for-2, 1 RBI||2: IBB (BrO), 5: SO, 7: 2B|
|(P)||Yoshimi, Kazuki||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: G3|
|Yoshimi, Kazuki, W||9||123||33||32||5||0||11||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.157|
Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 1 hit
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Blanco walks. N. Donoue grounds out to short. Nakamura reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on second and third. Oda gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Yoshimi strikes out looking. Araki hits a 2-run single to center and Oda is throw out trying to get to third.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Tsuruoka is the new catcher.
Blanco grounds out to the pitcher. N. Donoue hits a double to right. Nakamura strikes out looking. Oda hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Yoshimi grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 1st
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hidenori. Wada flies out to center. Morino strikes out looking.
Top of the 6th
Sanematsu strikes out swinging. Utsumi hits a single to right. Sakamoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Matsumoto grounds out to second, runners on second and third. Ogasawara strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th
Ramirez hits a single to right. Takahashi strikes out looking. E. Gonzalez walks, runners on first and second. Wakiya flies out to center. Kamei, pinch-hitting for Sanematsu, flies out to center.
Bottom of the 8th
Araki hits a single to center. Hidenori fails to advance the runner on sac bunt, runner on first. Wada walks, runners on first and second. T. Iwasaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Wada. Morino flies out to left. Blanco strikes out swinging.
Chunichi swept the series, 3-0.
The Dragons won their 7th game in a row and are now 60-49-2 (2nd place). ... The Giants lost their 4th straight game and are now 59-49-0 (3rd place).
Yoshimi (CHU) won his third straight start and is now 11-6. Yoshimi also improved to 4-0 with a 2.67 ERA in 5 starts against the Giants this year. ... Utsumi (YOM) took the loss and has not won a game since his last victory on 6/24 (vs Yakult). Utsumi is now 7-6 on the year. Against the Dragons this year, Utsumi is 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA in three starts.