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Chunichi Dragons 3 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 (May 3, 2011)

by on May.03, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 14:00
Potential Starters: Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) - Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 2-1, 2.37

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

Attendance: 26385 | Yakult leads series, 4-0-0 | Time: 3:23

Chunichi

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 2-for-5 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: 1B (SB), 7: G6, 9: SO
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: G6, 5: BB, 7: S9, 9: G3
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 0-for-3 1: DP, 4: F7, 5: G4, 7: BB
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: BB, 7: G4
(1B) Blanco, Tony 3-for-4 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 2B
(RF) Guzman, Joel 0-for-4 2: F4, 4: F6, 6: F8, 8: SO
(CF) Nomoto, Kei 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: G4, 5: HR, 6: 1B, 8: G1
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-4 2: f2, 5: L5, 6: F8, 8: F4
(P) Yamauchi, Soma 0-for-1 3: G6
PH Oyama, Keiji 0-for-1 5: SO
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
P Suzuki, Yoshihiro 0-for-0
PH Donoue, Takehiro 1-for-1 7: 2B
PR Kuramoto, Hidenori 0-for-0, 1 R
P Kawahara, Junichi 0-for-0
P Mise, Koji 0-for-0
P Hirai, Masafumi 0-for-0
PH Saeki, Takahiro 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamauchi, Soma 4 75 16 15 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1.841
Kobayashi, Masato 1 13 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Suzuki, Yoshihiro 1 29 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kawahara, Junichi, L 1/3 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.263
Mise, Koji 2/3 16 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.038
Hirai, Masafumi 1 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 149 33 29 7 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 5 4

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: G3, 5: G5, 7: 1B
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-3, 1 R 1: G6, 4: BB, 6: G4, 7: F8
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-2 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: BB
PR-LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-1 6: …… (SB), 7: F4
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: 2B, 6: F9, 8: G4
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: f5, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: F9
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-2, 1 R 2: f2, 4: DP, 7: BB
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-2 3: L6, 5: SO, 7: S1
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 0-for-2 3: G5, 5: G5
P Barnette, Tony 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-0
PH-LF Iihara, Yasushi 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 7: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori 6 99 26 24 7 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.520
Barnette, Tony, W 1 16 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.000
Matsuoka, Kenichi, H 1 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.000
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 17 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.125
9 147 38 34 9 1 7 3 0 0 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Wada hits a single to center. Blanco hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Guzman flies out to second. Nomoto drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on first. Tanishige fouls out to the catcher.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamauchi on the mound for Chunichi
Hatakeyama flies out to center. Balentien hits a solo homer to left. Miyamoto fouls out to third. Aikawa fouls out to the catcher.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yamauchi on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka walks and advances to second on a bad pick-off throw (E1). Whitesell strikes out swinging. Hatakeyama hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Balentien hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Miyamoto hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Aikawa hits into a 5-4-3 double play.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Nomoto hits a solo homer to left. Tanishige lines out to third. Oyama, pinch-hitting for Yamauchi, strikes out swinging. Araki hits a single to left and steals second. Ibata walks, runners on first and second. Morino grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Barnette on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Fukuchi takes over in left; Hatakeyama moves from left to first.
T. Donoue, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, hits a double to right. Araki grounds out to short, runner on third. Hidenori enters the game as a pinch-runner for T. Donoue. Ibata hits a sac fly to right. Morino walks. Wada grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kawahara on the mound for Chunichi
Aikawa walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kawabata. Yuichi enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Barnette.
Pitching change: Mise in for Kawahara.
Iihara, pinch-hitting for Yuichi, hits an RBI double, runner on second. Aoki hits an RBI single and advances to second on the throw. Tanaka flies out to center. Fukuchi flies out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 6th
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Wada walks. Blanco strikes out looking. Guzman flies out to center. Nomoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Tanishige flies out to center.

Bottom of the 6th
Suzuki on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka grounds out to second. Whitesell walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Fukuchi. Hatakeyama flies out to right. Fukuchi steals second. Balentien hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Miyamoto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Iihara takes over in left.
Blanco hits a double. Guzman strikes out swinging. Nomoto grounds out to the pitcher. Tanishige flies out to second.

Notes

Pink Lady threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Chunichi: The Dragons have lost all four of their games against the Swallows so far this year.  They also lost their last 3 games against the Swallows last season, meaning they've dropped 7 straight against the Swallows since their last win on 9/19/2010 (at Jingu).

Yakult: The Swallows have now won 5 in a row at Jingu Stadium. ... Balentien has now hit a homer in two straight games.  The Swallows are also 5-0-2 in games that he's homered in. ... Lim recorded his 99th career save.