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Chunichi Dragons 4 – Yomiuri Giants 10 (August 26, 2010)

by on Aug.26, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 11 1
Yomiuri 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 X 10 12 0

Attendance: 44997 | Chunichi leads series, 12-9-0 | Time: 2:54

Potential Starters: Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 11-6, 3.16 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 7-6, 4.08

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 3-for-4 1: BB, 3: F8, 5: 1B, 7: 2B, 9: 2B
(CF) Kuramoto, Hidenori 1-for-3, 1 R 1: S1, 3: 1B, 5: DP, 7: F8
P Shimizu, Akinobu 0-for-0
PH Oda, Kohei 0-for-1 9: F6
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 3-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: G5, 3: HR, 5: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-LF Nakamura, Issei 0-for-1, 1 R 9: SO
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 2-for-3 1: HBP, 3: 1B, 5: G5, 8: 1B
(1B) Blanco, Tony 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: G5, 6: G5, 8: G5
(RF-CF) Fujii, Atsushi 0-for-4 2: L6, 3: SO, 6: G6, 8: SO
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F9, 4: L6, 6: G6, 8: 1B
(2B) Donoue, Naomichi 0-for-4 2: F4, 4: G4, 7: G5, 8: F9
(P) Yoshimi, Kazuki 0-for-0
PH Fukuda, Nobumasa 1-for-1, 1 R 3: 1B
P Suzuki, Yoshihiro 0-for-1 4: SO
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
P Hirai, Masafumi 0-for-0
PH-RF Cesar, Dionys 0-for-2 7: SO, 9: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshimi, Kazuki, L 2 45 13 13 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 3.574
Suzuki, Yoshihiro 2 31 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.447
Kobayashi, Masato 1 16 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.038
Hirai, Masafumi 1 13 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.395
Shimizu, Akinobu 2 34 11 7 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 3 4.606
8 139 38 33 12 6 6 2 0 2 0 0 10 10

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 2: HR, 4: G5, 7: F9, 8: S9
(RF-LF) Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-5, 1 R 1: 2B, 2: F8, 4: G6, 7: F8, 8: SO
LF Yano, Kenji 0-for-0
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-3, 3 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: HR, 5: SO, 7: BB
CF Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-0
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 3-for-4, 2 R, 5 RBI 1: HR, 2: G5, 5: 2B, 7: HR
3B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: F9, 5: G1, 7: 1B
(1B) Gonzalez, Edgar 0-for-3 1: G5, 3: F4, 5: G3, 7: BB
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HR, 3: G6, 6: SO, 7: F7
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 2-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: 2B (BrO), 6: F8, 8: 2B
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: S1, 6: SO, 8: S2

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, W 9 127 39 36 11 1 6 1 1 1 0 0 4 4 4.070
9 127 39 36 11 1 6 1 1 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 5 runs, 5 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Sakamoto hits a solo homer. Tani hits a double to left. Ogasawara hits an infield single (toward short), Tani advances to third on throwing error (E6), runners on first and third. Ramirez hits a 3-run homer. Abe flies out to center. E. Gonzalez grounds out to third. Chono hits a solo homer. Wakiya strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Utsumi strikes out looking. Sakamoto hits a solo homer. Tani flies out to center. Ogasawara hits a solo homer. Ramirez grounds out to third.

Top of the 3rd - 3 runs, 4 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Fukuda, pinch-hitting for Yoshimi, hits a single to center. Araki flies out to center. Hidenori hits a single to left. Wada hits a 3-run homer. Morino hits a single to left. Blanco grounds out to third, runner on second. Fujii strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Chunichi
Defense: Fujii move from right to center; Cesar takes over in right.
Sakamoto flies out to right. Tani flies out to center. Ogasawara walks. Ramirez hits a 2-run homer. Abe hits a single to right. E. Gonzalez walks, runners on first and second. Chono flies out to left.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Matsumoto takes over in center; Furuki takes over at third; Tani moves from right to left; Chono moves from center to right.
Wada hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Nakamura. Morino hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Blanco grounds out to third, runners on first and third. Fujii strikes out looking. Tanishige hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. N. Donoue flies out to right.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Shimizu on the mound for Chunichi
Defense: Nakamura takes over at left.
Wakiya hits a double to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Utsumi. Sakamoto hits a sac fly to right. Tani strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Araki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hidenori. Wada grounds out to third. Morino gets hit by a pitch. Blanco strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 4th
Wakiya hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Utsumi. Sakamoto hits a grounder to third and Wakiya is thrown out trying to score, runner on first. Tani grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th
Ogasawara strikes out swinging. Ramirez hits a double to left. Abe grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third. E. Gonzalez grounds out to first.

Top of the 7th
N. Donoue grounds out to third. Cesar, pinch-hitting for Hirai, strikes out swinging. Araki hits a double to left. Hidenori flies out to center.

Top of the 9th
Cesar grounds out to third. Araki hits a double to left. Oda, pinch-hitting for Shimizu, flies out to short. Nakamura strikes out swinging.

Notes

Yomiuri took the series, 2-1.

The Giants are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 64-50-0 (1st place). ... The Dragons are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 62-53-2 (3rd place).

Utsumi (YOM) picked up his first victory since 6/24 (vs Yakult) and is now 8-6.  In between victories, Utsumi went 0-4 in 7 starts (and 1 relief appearance).  He's also now 2-1 in 4 starts against the Dragons. ... Yoshimi (CHU) suffered his first defeat since 7/30 (vs Hanshin) and is now 11-7.  In between the losses, Yoshimi was 3-0 in 3 starts.  He also dropped his first game against the Giants this year and is now 4-1 in 6 starts against them.

Ramirez's (YOM) 3-run homer in the 1st inning gave Ramirez 102 RBIs on the year and made him the first player in NPB history to record 8 straight season of 100 or more RBIs. ... Sakamoto's (YOM) lead-off homer in the first was his 5th of the year.

The last time Wada (CHU) hit 30 homers was back in 2004.

Home runs
CHU: Wada (30)
YOM: Sakamoto (25, 26), Ramirez (40, 41), Chono (18), Ogasawara (27)