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Yakult Swallows 3 – Chunichi Dragons 0 (August 20, 2010)

by on Aug.20, 2010 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yakult Swallows vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 5 0
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Attendance: 28248 | Yakult leads series, 10-6-1 | Time: 3:06

Potential Starters: Shohei Tateyama (YAK) 6-5, 4.03 - Maximo Nelson (CHU) 2-1, 3.57

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: BB, 5: HR, 7: HBP, 9: G1
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: DP, 5: G4, 7: S1, 9: F9
(RF) Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-2 1: SO, 4: F8, 5: HBP
PH-RF Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-1 7: HBP, 9: F9
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 4: HBP, 5: DP, 7: G3
(3B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-3 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: 2B
PR Noguchi, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0, 1 R
SS Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-1 7: G6
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: S1, 8: SO
(LF) Matsumoto, Yuichi 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: HBP, 8: 2B
PR-LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-0
(SS-3B) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-1, 1 RBI 3: BB, 4: BB, 6: S8, 8: G6
(P) Tateyama, Shohei 0-for-3 3: S3, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tateyama, Shohei, W 9 112 31 31 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.656
9 112 31 31 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-4 1: G6, 3: 1B, 6: G6, 8: F8
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 1-for-4 1: 1B (SB), 3: F7, 6: F7, 9: SO
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G4, 6: G6, 9: SO
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 1-for-4 1: F9, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 9: F4
(1B) Blanco, Tony 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: 1B, 7: G6
(RF) Nomoto, Kei 0-for-3 2: F5, 4: F7, 7: SO
(2B) Donoue, Naomichi 0-for-3 2: G5, 5: F6, 7: G6
(C) Oda, Kohei 0-for-2 3: G4, 5: F6
PH Donoue, Takehiro 0-for-1 8: f5
C Maeda, Akihiro 0-for-0
(P) Nelson, Maximo 0-for-2 3: G6, 5: G3
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
P Suzuki, Yoshihiro 0-for-0
PH Arai, Ryota 0-for-1 8: SO
P Hirai, Masafumi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nelson, Maximo, L 5 1/3 102 25 16 4 1 5 4 3 2 0 0 3 3 3.762
Kobayashi, Masato 1 11 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.250
Suzuki, Yoshihiro 1 2/3 23 7 6 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.682
Hirai, Masafumi 1 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.455
9 152 39 26 5 1 8 4 5 3 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Takeuchi flies out to center. Whitesell gets hit by a pitch. Hatakeyama strikes out looking. Aikawa hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Yuichi hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Kawabata walks to load the bases. Tateyama strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Aoki hits a solo homer. Tanaka grounds out to second. Takeuchi gets hit by a pitch. Whitesell hits into a double play.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Hatakeyama hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Aikawa. Noguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hatakeyama. Yuichi gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: M. Kobayashi in for Nelson.
Kawabata hits a sac fly to center, runner on second. Tateyama strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Araki grounds out to short. Oshima hits an infield single and steals second. Wada strikes out swinging. Morino flies out to right.

Top of the 3rd
Kawabata walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tateyama. Aoki walks, runners on first and second. Tanaka hits into a double play.

Top of the 7th
Aoki gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Iihara enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Takeuchi.
Pitching change: Suzuki in for M. Kobayashi.
Iihara gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Whitesell grounds out to first, runners on first and third. Onizaki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 7th
Morino hits a single to center. Blanco grounds out to short, runner on second. Nomoto strikes out looking. N. Donoue strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th
Aikawa strikes out looking. Yuchi hits a double to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Fukuchi. Kawabata grounds out to short, runner on third. Tateyama strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Swallows won their 3rd straight game and are now 52-53-2 (4th place). ... The Dragons' 7-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 60-50-2 (3rd place).

Tateyama (YAK) won his 4th start in a row and improved to 7-5.  He's also 2-1 in 3 starts against the Dragons this season. ... Nelson (CHU) took the loss and is now 2-2.  Nelson also dropped to 0-2 in 2 starts against the Swallows this year.

This was Tateyama's (YAK) first shutout of the year.

Aoki (YAK) recorded his 5th straight season of 10 or more homers.

The Dragons tied the CL record for HBPs in one game with 5.

Megaryu's (J-pop reggae band) Ryu Rex threw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Ryu Rex apparently beat Mega Horn in a match of rock, paper, scissors for rights to throw out the first pitch.

Home runs
YAK: Aoki (10)