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Hanshin Tigers 6 – Chunichi Dragons 1 (September 23, 2010)

by on Sep.23, 2010 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 15:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 10 0
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1

Attendance: 37768 | Chunichi leads series, 13-9-2 | Time: 3:17

Potential Starters: Atsushi Nomi (HAN) 4-0, 2.76 - Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 12-8, 3.46

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(LF) Murton, Matt 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G4, 2: G1, 5: 1B (SB), 7: HR, 8: 2B
(RF) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-4, 1 R 1: BB, 3: F5, 5: L4, 7: E4, 8: G3
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: G5, 3: 3B, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 9: G4
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: S8, 5: F9, 7: F4, 9: 1B
(1B) Brazell, Craig 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: SO, 6: 2B (BrO), 7: SO, 9: 1B
PR Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-0
1B Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-0
(C) Jojima, Kenji 1-for-5, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 4: G5, 6: G1, 7: G5, 9: G3
(2B) Saka, Katsuhiko 0-for-2 1: F6, 4: G3
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 6: G4
PR-2B Maeda, Yamato 1-for-2, 1 R 6: …… (SB), 8: 1B, 9: L6
(CF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-2 2: G4, 4: F7, 6: IBB, 8: S1
(P) Nomi, Atsushi 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 6: SO
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 8: G4
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nomi, Atsushi, W 7 102 26 26 5 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.554
Kubota, Tomoyuki 1 15 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.516
Fujikawa, Kyuji 1 14 4 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.688
9 131 34 32 5 1 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 1

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 0-for-3 1: G4, 3: F9, 6: F5, 8: BB
(CF) Kuramoto, Hidenori 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: F9
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: F5, 6: HR, 8: F7
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 2-for-4 1: L5, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 9: SO
(1B) Koike, Masaaki 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: f5, 6: L5, 9: HBP
(2B) Donoue, Naomichi 0-for-3 2: F5, 4: SO, 7: F7
PH Nomoto, Kei 0-for-1 9: G3
(RF) Fujii, Atsushi 0-for-4 2: G6, 5: F4, 7: F8, 9: SO
(C) Oda, Kohei 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO
P Shimizu, Akinobu 0-for-0
(P) Yoshimi, Kazuki 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
P Suzuki, Yoshihiro 0-for-0
P Hirai, Masafumi 0-for-0
PH Donoue, Takehiro 0-for-1 8: L6
C Maeda, Akihiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshimi, Kazuki, L 6 1/3 113 31 25 6 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 4 4 3.550
Kobayashi, Masato 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.143
Suzuki, Yoshihiro 1/3 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.191
Hirai, Masafumi 1 17 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2.250
Shimizu, Akinobu 1 13 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4.547
9 154 43 36 10 1 5 5 0 1 2 0 6 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 1 hit
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Murton grounds out to second. Hirano walks. Toritani grounds out to third, runner on second. Arai walks, runners on first and second. Brazell walks, bases loaded. Jojima hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second. Saka flies out to short.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Hirano flies out to third. Toritani hits a triple to center. Arai hits a sac fly to center. Brazell strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Yamato takes over at second.
Araki flies out to third. Hidenori strikes out swinging. Morino hits a solo homer. Wada hits a single to left. Koike lines out to third.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Murton hits a solo homer. Hirano reaches on a fielding error (E4), runner on first. Toritani hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Arai flies out to second.
Pitching change: M. Kobayashi in for Yoshimi.
Brazell strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Suzuki in for M. Kobayashi.
Jojima grounds out to third.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hirai on the mound for Chunichi
Yamato hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by S. Fujikawa. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Nomi, grounds out to second, runner on third. Murton hits an RBI double to center. Hirano grounds out to first.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Chunichi
Defense: Maeda is the new catcher.
Toritani grounds out to second. Arai hits an infield single and advances to second on a wild pitch. Brazell hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brazell. Jojima grounds out to first, runner on second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Yamato lines out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 4th
Hidenori hits an infield single. Morino flies out to third. Wada hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Koike fouls out to third. N. Donoue strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Nomi strikes out looking. Murton hits a single to center. Hirano lines out to second. Murton steals second. Toritani walks, runners on first and second. Arai flies out to right.

Top of the 6th
Brazell hits a double to right. Jojima fails to advance the runner with a sac bunt, runner on first. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Saka, grounds out to second, runner on first. Yamato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kanemoto. Yamato steals second. S. Fujikawa gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Nomi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
T. Donoue, pinch-hitting for Hirai, lines out to short. Araki walks. Hidenori flies out to right. Runner advances to second on a passed ball. Morino flies out to left.

Bottom of the 9th
Wada strikes out swinging. Koike gets hit by a pitch. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for N. Donoue, grounds out to first, runner on second. Fujii strikes out swinging.

Notes

Chunichi took the series, 2-1.  Chunichi also took the season series, 13-9-2.

The Tigers stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 72-59-3 (2nd place). ... The Dragons 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 78-60-3 (1st place).

Nomi (HAN) got the win and ran his record to 5-0. This was also Nomi's second victory against the Dragons in three starts this year. ... Yoshimi (CHU) dropped his second consecutive start and is now 12-9.  Yoshimi is now also 2-3 in 6 starts against the Tigers.

Murton's (HAN) solo homer in the 7th was his 200th hit of the season. Murton also drilled a pitch off the top of the wall in the 8th that was first called a home run, and then changed to a double after the umps checked the replays.

The Tigers finally broke through with a couple of runs after being held scoreless over 30 consecutive innings at Nagoya Dome.

Home run
HAN: Murton (17)
CHU: Morino (21)