Chunichi Dragons vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 13780 | Chunichi leads series, 15-7-0 | Time: 3:40
Potential Starters: Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 11-10, 3.18 - Jumpei Shinoda (HIR) 6-5, 4.57
Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 3rd, 6th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-6, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: G3, 3: F3, 5: 3B, 7: F8, 8: 1B, 9: F9|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G5, 3: F7, 5: 1B, 7: G4, 8: 1B, 9: BB|
|(3B-1B-3B)||Morino, Masahiko||2-for-5, 3 RBI||1: f7, 4: 1B (BrO), 5: f3, 7: 3B, 8: S7, 9: F8|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-5||2: F8, 4: F7, 6: G6, 7: f5, 8: f3|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||3-for-4||2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|PR-2B-SS||Iwasaki, Tatsuro||0-for-0, 2 R||9: BB|
|(RF-LF)||Koike, Masaaki||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: G6, 6: BB, 8: S1, 9: 2B|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: DP, 8: BB, 9: 2B|
|(2B-3B-2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||3-for-5, 3 R||3: 1B, 5: G1, 7: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: F7|
|(P)||Chen, Wei-Ying||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||3: 1B (BrO), 5: S1, 7: S1, 8: E3|
|PH-1B||Arai, Ryota||0-for-1||9: E5|
|Chen, Wei-Ying, W||8||115||31||29||7||0||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||3.034|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd, 4th)
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||2-for-4||1: G6, 3: 1B (SB), 6: G4, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Kimura, Shogo||0-for-2||1: SO, 3: SO|
|PH||Huber, Justin||0-for-1||6: F9|
|2B-1B||Yamamoto, Yoshihiko||0-for-1||8: F8|
|(CF)||Amaya, Soichiro||1-for-3||1: G3, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: HBP|
|(1B)||Kurihara, Kenta||1-for-4||2: 2B, 4: DP, 7: F6, 8: F7|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||1-for-3||2: BB, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 9: F2|
|(LF)||Shima, Shigenobu||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F7, 5: G3, 7: F8, 9: HR|
|(3B)||Kokubo, Tetsuya||0-for-4||2: DP, 5: F9, 7: F7, 9: G4|
|(C)||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||2-for-3||3: G5, 5: 1B, 8: 1B|
|PH||Maru, Yoshihiro||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(P)||Shinoda, Jumpei||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: SO|
|PH-C||Aizawa, Tsubasa||0-for-1||8: F9|
|Shinoda, Jumpei, L||6 1/3||95||27||24||10||0||2||1||0||2||0||0||3||2||4.472|
Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Shinoda on the mound for Hiroshima
Tanishige hits an infield single. N. Donoue grounds out to the pitcher, runner on first. Chen hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Araki hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Oshima hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Morino fouls out to first.
Top of the 7th - 2 run, 2 hits
Shinoda on the mound for Hiroshima.
Defense: Y. Yamamoto takes over at second.
N. Donoue hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Chen.
Pitching change: Chulk in for Shinoda.
Araki flies out to center. Oshima hits a grounder to second, everyone is safe on a catching error (E3), runners on first and third. Morino clears the bases with a 2-run triple to right, runner on third. Wada fouls out to third.
Top of the 8th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Kishimoto on the mound for Hiroshima
Blanco hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner T. Iwasaki. Koike hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Tanishige walks, runners on first and second. N. Donoue hits a single to center, bases loaded. Chen drives in a run with a grounder toward first and is safe on a fielding error (E3), bases remain loaded. Araki hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Oshima hits an infield single, bases reloaded.
Pitching change: Oshima in for Kishimoto.
Morino hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. Wada fouls out to first.
Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Ito on the mound for Hiroshima
Defense: Aizawa is the new catcher; Ishii takes over at second; Y. Yamamoto moves from second to first.
T. Iwasaki walks. Koike hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Tanishige hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Oyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Tanishige. N. Donoue flies out to left. Arai, pinch-hitting for Chen, reaches on a throwing error (E5), runners on first and second. Araki flies out to right. Oshima walks, bases loaded. Morino flies out to center.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Suzuki on the mound for Chunichi
Defense: Morino moves from first to third; T. Iwasaki moves from second to short; Oyama is the new catcher; N. Donoue moves from third to second; Arai takes over at first.
Hirose pops out to the catcher. Shima hits a solo homer. Kokubo grounds out to second. Maru, pinch-hitting for Ito, flies out to center.
Bottom of the 2nd
Kurihara hits a double to center. Hirose walks, runners on first and second. Shima flies out to left. Kokubo grounds into a double play.
Top of the 3rd
N. Donoue hits a single to right. Chen hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Araki pops out to first on a bunt attempt and Chen gets doubled off first. Oshima flies out to left.
Bottom of the 3rd
Ishihara grounds out to third. Shinoda strikes out swinging. Soyogi hits a single to right and steals second. Kimura strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Morino hits a single to center. Wada flies out to left. Blanco hits a double to right and Morino gets thrown out at home, Blanco to third. Koike grounds out to short.
Top of the 6th
Wada grounds out to short. Blanco hits a single to right. Koike walks, runners on first and second. Tanishige grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 8th
Ishihara hits a single to center. Aizawa, pinch-hitting for Oshima, flies out to right. Soyogi hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Y. Yamamoto flies out to center. Amaya gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Kurihara flies out to left.
The Dragons are 5-0-1 since their last loss on 9/7 and are now 74-56-3 (1st place) ... The Carp lost their 4th game in a row (10 straight against the Dragons) and are now 49-76-2 (5th place).
Chen (CHU) got the victory and is now 12-10 on the year. He also improved to 4-0 in 5 starts against Hiroshima this year. ... Shinoda took the loss and has not won a game since 8/10 (vs Hanshin) -- a span of 5 starts in which he has gone 0-2. He's now also 1-3 in 8 games (5 starts) against the Dragons.
HIR: Shima (12)