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Chunichi Dragons 3 – Yakult Swallows 4 (September 20, 2010)

by on Sep.20, 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 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
Yakult 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 X 4 8 2

Attendance: 19228 | Yakult leads series, 13-8-1 | Time: 3:33

Potential Starters: Maximo Nelson (CHU) 3-2, 2.89 - Masato Nakazawa (YAK) 7-8, 4.94

Chunichi

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: HR, 4: L5, 7: G4, 9: L6
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 0-for-3 1: F1, 3: G5, 5: G5
P Hirai, Masafumi 0-for-0
PH Matsui, Yusuke 0-for-1 7: SO
P Shimizu, Akinobu 0-for-0
PH Donoue, Takehiro 0-for-1 9: SO
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 0-for-3 1: DP, 3: SO, 5: F9, 7: BB
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 1-for-4 2: G6, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: f2
(1B) Blanco, Tony 2-for-4 2: F4, 3: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(RF) Koike, Masaaki 1-for-4 2: 1B, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO
(2B) Donoue, Naomichi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: fc6, 4: HR, 6: F7, 8: E3
(C) Oda, Kohei 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: SO, 6: E5
PH Nomoto, Kei 0-for-1 8: SO
C Maeda, Akihiro 0-for-0
(P) Nelson, Maximo 1-for-2, 1 R 3: 1B, 4: SO
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
CF Fujii, Atsushi 0-for-2 6: G3, 9: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nelson, Maximo, L 4 1/3 95 24 19 6 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 4 4 3.240
Kobayashi, Masato, H 1/3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.177
Hirai, Masafumi 1 1/3 20 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.106
Shimizu, Akinobu 2 31 8 5 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 4.476
8 148 38 30 8 0 2 7 0 1 1 0 4 4

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-4 1: G1, 2: G1, 4: 2B, 6: L6, 8: IBB
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-5 1: G4, 3: G1, 4: G4, 6: G4, 8: F8
(LF-1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 3: F7, 5: BB, 6: F7
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-3 1: F7, 3: 1B, 5: BB (BrO), 7: SO
LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-0
(RF) Iihara, Yasushi 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B (SB), 3: G6, 5: F8, 7: f2
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: F7, 4: BB, 5: 1B, 7: G5
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-2 2: G3, 4: F9
PH D'Antona, Jamie 1-for-1 5: 1B
PR-SS Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-0 8: BB
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 2-for-2, 1 RBI 2: IBB, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 8: S1
(P) Nakazawa, Masato 1-for-1, 1 RBI 2: 1B
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-1, 1 RBI 4: G4
P Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 0-for-0
PH Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-1 5: G6
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Koki 0-for-0
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
PH Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-1 8: SO
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nakazawa, Masato 4 65 19 19 7 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 5.009
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, W 1 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.765
Oshimoto, Takehiko, H 1 2/3 28 7 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.057
Watanabe, Koki 0/3 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
Matsuoka, Kenichi, H 1 1/3 31 5 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.492
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.403
9 148 38 37 8 2 10 1 0 0 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Iihara hits a single to center. Aikawa flies out to left. Iihara steals second. Kawabata grounds out to first. Tanaka gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Nakazawa hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Aoki grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 4 hits
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Nelson hits a single to left. Araki hits a 2-run homer. Oshima grounds out to third. Morino strikes out swinging. Wada hits a single to right. Blanco hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Koike strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
N. Donoue hits a solo homer. Oda strikes out looking. Nelson strikes out swinging. Araki lines out to third.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Aikawa walks. Kawabata flies out to right. Tanaka hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Nakazawa, drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on first. Aoki hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Miyamoto grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Hatakeyama walks. Whitesell walks, runners on first and second. Iihara flies out to center, runners on first and third. Aikawa hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: M. Kobayashi in for Nelson.
D'Antona, pinch-hitting for Kawabata, hits a single to center and Whitesell gets thrown out at home, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Hirai in for M. Kobayashi.
Defense: Fujii takes over in center.
Onizaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for D'Antona. Tanaka hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Masubuchi, grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Wada grounds out to short. Blanco flies out to second. Koike hits an infield single. N. Donoue reaches on a fielder's choice, runners on first and second. Oda grounds out to third.

Top of the 6th
Blanco hits a single to center. Koike strikes out swinging. N. Donoue flies out to left. Oda reaches on a fielding error (E5), runners on first and second. Fujii grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 8th
Onizaki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Kawamoto, pinch-hitting for Matsuoka, strikes out swinging. Aoki gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Miyamoto flies out to center.

Notes

Yakult took the series, 2-1.

The Swallows are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 64-63-4 (4th place). ... The Dragons are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 76-59-3 (1st place).

Masubuchi (YAK) got the win in relief and is now 2-3.  Lim (YAK) recorded his 31st save of the year. ... Nelson (CHU) took the loss and is now 3-3 on the year.  He's also 0-3 in 3 starts against the Swallows.

Home runs
CHU: Araki (3), N. Donoue (5)