Yakult Swallows vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 33234 | Yakult leads series, 11-7-1 | Time: 3:43
Potential Starters: Tony Barnette (YAK) 4-5, 6.30 - Kenichi Nakata (CHU) 4-2, 3.20
Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-4||1: 2B, 2: G6, 4: 1B, 7: G5, 9: BB|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-5, 1 RBI||1: G4, 3: F9, 4: G1, 7: G6, 9: 1B|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: 2B, 5: G4, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||0-for-5||1: SO, 3: f5, 5: F8, 8: SO, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-2||1: f2, 3: BB, 5: SO|
|LF||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-2||8: SO, 9: G4|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: F8, 3: 1B, 6: F4, 8: G6|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-4||2: E5, 3: SO, 6: G6, 9: 1B|
|PR-1B||Noguchi, Yoshiyuki||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(SS-3B)||Kawabata, Shingo||2-for-3||2: 1B, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 9: S1|
|(P)||Barnette, Tony||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: G5, 6: SO|
|PH||D'Antona, Jamie||0-for-0||9: BB|
|PR-SS||Onizaki, Yuji||0-for-0, 1 R|
|Barnette, Tony||5 1/3||99||28||21||6||0||3||5||1||1||0||0||2||1||5.987|
|Matsui, Kosuke||1 2/3||13||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.566|
|Oshimoto, Takehiko, W||1||9||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.320|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||19||6||3||1||0||1||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||1.575|
Hitting (LOB: 13, DPs in: 4th, 6th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||3-for-5||1: G6, 2: G6, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(CF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-2||1: SO, 3: G1, 5: S3|
|PH-RF||Nomoto, Kei||1-for-1, 1 RBI||6: 1B, 9: S1|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: G1, 5: G5, 6: DP|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-2||1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: BB, 7: G4, 9: BB|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: G5, 9: BB|
|(RF-CF)||Fujii, Atsushi||2-for-5||2: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: G3, 7: G3, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-3, 1 R||2: SO, 4: G6, 6: BB, 8: f3|
|(C)||Oda, Kohei||1-for-3, 1 R||2: F4, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: G5|
|(P)||Nakata, Kenichi||0-for-2||2: HBP, 4: DP, 6: E1|
|PH||Maeda, Akihiro||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Asao, Takuya, H||1||14||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.696|
|Iwase, Hitoki, L||1||34||8||5||3||0||1||2||0||1||0||0||2||2||2.250|
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
K. Nakata on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka flies out to right. Iihara hits a double to right. Whitesell fouls out to third. Hatakeyama walks, runners on first and second. Aikawa hits an RBI single to center, runners advance to second and third on throw. Miyamoto strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Barnette on the mound for Yakult
Fujii grounds out to first. N. Donoue walks. Oda walks, runners on first and second. K. Nakata reaches on a throwing error (E1) and a run scores, runners on first and second. Araki hits a single to left, bases loaded. Nomoto enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Hidenori.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Barnette.
Nomoto hits an RBI infield single, bases loaded.
Pitching change: K. Matsui in for Watanabe.
Wada hits into a double play.
Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Iwase on the mound for Chunichi
Miyamoto hits a single to left and is replaced to pinch-runner Noguchi.
Defense: T. Iwasaki in at second.
Kawabata hits a sac bunt, runner on second. D'Antona, pinch-hitting for Oshimoto, walks, runners on first and second. Aoki walks to load the bases. Tanaka hits an infield RBI single, bases remain loaded. Iihara hits an RBI single to right, bases remain loaded. Whitesell strikes out swinging. Fukuchi grounds out to second.
Top of the 1st
Aoki hits a double to left. Tanaka grounds out to second, runner on third. Iihara walks, runners on first and third. Whitesell strikes out swinging. Hatakeyama fouls out to the catcher.
Bottom of the 1st
Araki grounds out to short. Hidenori strikes out swinging. Wada walks. Morino hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Blanco flies out to right.
Top of the 2nd
Aikawa flies out to center. Miyamoto reaches on a throwing error (E5). Kawabata hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Barnette fails on three bunt attempts. Aoki grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 2nd
Fujii hits a double to left. N. Donoue strikes out looking. Oda flies out to second. K. Nakata gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Araki grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 4th
Fujii hits single to center. N. Donoue grounds out to short, runner on second. Oda hits a single to right, runners on first and third. K. Nakata hits into a double play.
Bottom of the 5th
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hidenori. Wada grounds out to third. Morino walks, runners on first and second. Blanco strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nomoto. T. Donoue, pinch-hitting for Nakamura, flies out to center. Morino walks, runners on first and second. Blanco walks to load the bases. Fujii strikes out swinging.
Yakult took the series, 2-1.
The Swallows are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 53-54-2 (4th place). ... The Dragons are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 61-51-2 (3rd place).
Oshimoto (YAK) got the win in relief and is now 2-4. Lim saved his 26th game of the year. ... Iwase (CHU) suffered his second loss of the year and is now 1-2.