Chunichi Dragons vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 21697 | Yakult leads series, 14-8-1 | Time: 2:56
Potential Starters: Kenichi Nakata (CHU) 7-3, 2.79 - Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 10-9, 3.87
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 2: 1B (BrO), 5: G4, 8: F6|
|(CF)||Fujii, Atsushi||0-for-3||1: S1, 3: f5, 6: F7, 9: F7|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G4, 6: SO, 9: F7|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-2||1: BB, 3: SO, 6: SO, 9: BB|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-2||1: BB, 4: G4, 7: f6|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-3||1: G6, 4: G4, 7: SO|
|(C)||Oda, Kohei||0-for-2||2: F8, 5: SO|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-1||8: F8|
|(P)||Nakata, Kenichi||0-for-1||2: SO|
|PH||Oshima, Yohei||0-for-1||5: F4|
|PH||Arai, Ryota||0-for-1||8: F3|
|Nakata, Kenichi, L||4||83||18||17||5||1||7||1||0||0||1||0||2||2||2.846|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 6th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: HR, 2: SO, 5: BB, 7: SO|
|(2B)||Morioka, Ryosuke||2-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: 1B, 5: S1, 7: F8|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-3||1: BB, 2: SO, 5: F7, 8: G4|
|(1B)||D'Antona, Jamie||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: F8|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G9, 3: F9, 6: HR|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||0-for-3||1: G3, 4: SO, 6: E4 (BrO)|
|(C)||Kawamoto, Ryohei||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: F9, 6: F7|
|(P)||Sato, Yoshinori||1-for-3||2: 2B, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|Sato, Yoshinori, W||8||129||28||24||2||0||9||3||0||1||1||0||1||1||3.730|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||16||4||3||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.342|
Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Araki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fujii. Morino hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Wada walks, runners on first and second. Blanco strikes out looking. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Nomoto walks, bases loaded. N. Donoue grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
K. Nakata on the mound for Chunichi
Aoki hits a solo homer. Morioka hits a single to center. Hatakeyama walks, runners on first and second. D'Antona hits a single to right, bases loaded. Iihara strikes out swinging. Miyamoto drives in a run with a ground out to right, runners on first and third. Runner on second advances to second on a wild pitch, runners on second and third. Kawabata grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Iihara strikes out swinging. Miyamoto hits a solo homer. Kawabata reaches on a throwing error (E4), Kawabata to second. Kawamoto flies out to left and Kawabata gets doubled off second.
Bottom of the 2nd
Kawamoto strikes out swinging. Yoshinori hits a double to right. Aoki strikes out looking. Morioka hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Hatakeyama strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 5th
Aoki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morioka. Hatakeyama flies out to left. D'Antona strikes out swinging.
The Swallows are 3-2 over their last 5 games. ... The Dragons are 3-2 over their last 5 games.
Yoshinori (YAK) stopped a personal 2-game losing streak (over 3 starts) and is now 11-9 on the year. Before tonight's start, Yoshinori was 1-0 in 2 starts with a 2.84 ERA against the Dragons. Lim (YAK) saved his 33rd game of the year. ... K. Nakata (CHU) took the loss and fell to 7-4. K. Nakata was looking to extend his winning streak to 4 wins (in 4 starts), but came up short. He's now also 1-1 in 5 starts against the Swallows this year.
YAK: Aoki (13), Miyamoto (4)