Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 27734 | Chunichi leads series, 13-8-0 | Time: 3:18
Potential Starters: Shigeru Kaga (YOK) 3-8, 3.46 - Shinji Iwata (CHU) 1-1, 3.95
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||2-for-4||1: F6, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||0-for-3||1: G5, 4: S1, 6: G4, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Harper, Brett||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: G4, 6: BB, 8: G4|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||0-for-2||2: G5, 4: BB, 6: BB, 9: F8|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||0-for-4||2: G6, 4: G1, 6: G4, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||0-for-4||2: F8, 5: f3, 7: SO, 9: F8|
|(CF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: F7, 7: SO|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||1-for-3||3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: F6|
|(P)||Kaga, Shigeru||0-for-2||3: G5, 5: SO|
|PH||Fujita, Kazuya||0-for-1||8: G3|
|Ejiri, Shintaro, L||1/3||8||3||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||3.197|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 4th, 5th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: E1|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||2-for-3||1: G5, 4: 2B, 6: 1B (CS), 8: S2|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-3, 1 RBI||1: G3, 4: G3, 7: F6, 8: S8|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-1||2: 1B, 4: BB, 7: BB, 8: BB|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||1-for-4||2: F9, 4: DP, 7: 1B, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Fujii, Atsushi||0-for-2||2: L5, 5: BB (BrO), 7: f3|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||0-for-2||2: L3, 5: F6, 7: BB|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-2||3: F8, 5: SO|
|PH||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(P)||Iwata, Shinji||0-for-2||3: G4, 6: SO|
|2B||Iwasaki, Tatsuro||0-for-0, 1 R||8: BB|
|Asao, Takuya, W||1 1/3||20||5||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.595|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||2/3||8||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.382|
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 0 hits
Ejiri on the mound for Yokohama
T. Iwasaki walks. Araki reaches on a fielding error (E1), runners on first and second. Oshima hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Kato in for Ejiri.
Morino hits a sac fly to center, runner on second.
Pitching change: Yataro in for Kato.
Wada walks, runners on first and second. Blanco strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Uchikawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Harper grounds out to second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Murata walks, runners on first and third. Sledge grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 4th
Oshima hits a double to right. Morino grounds out to first, runner on third. Wada walks, runners on first and third. Blanco grounds into a double play.
Top of the 6th
Uchikawa flies out to left. Ishikawa grounds out to second. Harper walks. Murata walks, runners on first and second. Sledge grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th
Morino flies out to short. Wada walks. Blanco hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Fujii fouls out to first. Tanishige walks, bases loaded. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for N. Donoue, strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th
Fujita, pinch-hitting for Kaga, grounds out to first. Uchikawa hits a single to right. Ishikawa grounds out to second, runner on second. Harper grounds out to second.
The Dragons are 3-1-1 over their last 5 games and are now 71-56-3 (1st place). ... The Bay Stars are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 42-80-1 (6th place). The Bay Stars are the first team to lose 80 games in the NPB this year.
Asao (CHU) got the win in relief and improved to 10-3. Iwase (CHU) recorded his 38th save of the game. ... Eijiri (YOK) took the loss in relief and is now 1-2.
The Bay Stars were shutout for the 13th time this season.
Iwase (CHU) has now appeared in 50 or more games in every season since his rookie year (12 seasons). ... Asao (CHU) tied the NPB single season record for Hold Points with 55. He also extended his consecutive HP record to 23 games.