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Chunichi Dragons 1 – Yakult Swallows 6 (September 18, 2010)

by on Sep.18, 2010 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Yakult 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 X 6 13 0

Attendance: 27681 | Yakult leads series, 12-7-1 | Time: 3:12

Potential Starters: Maximo Nelson (CHU) 3-2, 2.89 - Shohei Tateyama (YAK) 9-6, 3.52

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: 1B (SB), 5: G6, 7: G6
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 1-for-2 1: BB, 3: S3, 5: 1B, 8: G4
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: f2, 5: G4, 8: SO
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 0-for-4 1: DP, 3: G1, 6: F6, 8: SO
(1B) Blanco, Tony 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: 振逃, 6: G6, 9: F8
(RF) Nomoto, Kei 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: SO
RF Fujii, Atsushi 1-for-2 6: 1B (SB), 9: SO
(2B) Donoue, Naomichi 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: f3, 9: G6
(C) Oda, Kohei 0-for-2 2: G6, 4: G4
C Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-1 7: SO
(P) Yamamoto, Masahiro 0-for-2 2: G6, 5: SO
P Suzuki, Yoshihiro 0-for-0
PH Nakata, Ryoji 0-for-1 7: G4
P Hirai, Masafumi 0-for-0
P Shimizu, Akinobu 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Masahiro, L 5 1/3 83 25 21 9 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 4 4 2.492
Suzuki, Yoshihiro 2/3 9 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.220
Hirai, Masafumi 1 19 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.216
Shimizu, Akinobu 1 14 6 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 4.624
8 125 38 31 13 0 4 2 3 1 1 0 6 6

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-2, 1 R 1: F7, 3: HBP, 5: 1B
CF Fukuchi, Kazuki 1-for-2, 1 RBI 6: 1B, 8: F7
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: 2B, 7: BB, 8: L4
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 4: BB, 5: 3B, 7: F9
LF Noguchi, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-3 1: DP, 4: HBP, 5: SO, 7: SO
P Lee, Hei-Chun 0-for-0
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
(RF) Nakazawa, Masato 0-for-0
RF Iihara, Yasushi 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B (CS), 4: S9, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 3-for-4, 2 R 2: SO, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: F7, 6: G1 (BrO), 8: S1
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: G6, 5: L6, 6: G4, 8: 3B
(P) Tateyama, Shohei 0-for-2 3: G6, 5: f2
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-0 6: HBP
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 1-for-1, 1 RBI 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tateyama, Shohei, W 6 94 25 23 6 1 5 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 3.420
Oshimoto, Takehiko, H 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.156
Lee, Hei-Chun 2/3 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.364
Matsuoka, Kenichi, S 1 1/3 12 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.545
9 124 34 32 6 1 9 1 0 1 1 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Tateyama on the mound for Yakult
Blanco hits a solo homer. Nomoto strikes out swinging. N. Donoue hits a single to left. Oda grounds out to short, runner on second. M. Yamamoto grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
M. Yamamoto on the mound for Chunichi
Hatakeyama walks. Whitesell gets hit by a pitch. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Iihara hits a sac fly to right, runner on second.
Defense: Fujii takes over in right.
Aikawa hits a single to right and gets thrown out trying to get to second, runner on third. Kawabata flies out to left.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
M. Yamamoto on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka lines out to short. Tateyama fouls out to the catcher. Aoki hit an infield single, runner on first. Miyamoto hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Hatakeyama clears the bases with a 2-run triple to right, runner on third. Whitesell strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
M. Yamamoto on the mound for Chunichi
Iihara hits a single to center. Aikawa hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Kawabata fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Suzuki in for M. Yamamoto.
Defense: Tanishige is the new catcher.
Tanaka grounds out to second, runners on second and third. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Tateyama, gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Fukuchi hits an RBI single to center and Kawabata gets thrown out trying to score.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Chunichi
Aikawa hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kawabata. Tanaka hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third. Takeuchi hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Fukuchi flies out to left. Miyamoto lines out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Araki flies out to center. Oshima walks. Morino hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Wada grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 1st
Aoki flies out to left. Miyamoto hits a single to left. Hatakeyama hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Whitesell grounds into a double play.

Top of the 3rd
Araki hits a single to center and steals second. Oshima hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Morino fouls out to the catcher. Wada grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 6th
Wada flies out to short. Blanco grounds out to short. Fujii hits a single to right and steals second. N. Donoue fouls out to first.

Notes

The Swallows won their 2nd game in a row and are now 63-62-4 (4th place). ... The Dragons lost their 2nd game in a row and are now 75-58-3 (1st place).

Tateyama (YAK) won his 2nd consecutive start and improved to 10-6.  He's also now 3-1 in 4 starts against the Dragons this year.  Matsuoka (YAK) saved his 3rd game of the year. ... M. Yamamoto (CHU) took the loss, his first of the season, and is now 5-1.

Blanco (CHU) now has two straight seasons of 30 or more homers.

Tateyama became the Swallows' 4th 10-game winner of the year.

Ochiai (CHU) was ejected from the game for using abusive language while arguing a fair/foul call in the 5th inning -- specifically, Ochiai thought Hatakeyama's 2-run triple went foul.  It was Ochiai's second ejection of the year.

Aoki (YAK) was hit by a pitch on his right knee in the 3rd inning and taken out of the game after scoring a run in the 5th.  According to the Swallows, he did not go to the hospital and simply put the knee on ice.

Home runs
CHU: Blanco (30)