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Chunichi Dragons 3 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 (May 4, 2011)

by on May.04, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 14:00
Potential Starters: Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) - Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 2-1, 1.35

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

Attendance: 31263 | Yakult leads series, 5-0-0 | Time: 2:53

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 6th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 0-for-3 1: G5, 3: F4, 6: SO, 8: BB
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 2-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 4: 1B (SB), 6: 1B, 8: DP
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 0-for-3 1: L4, 4: SO, 6: BB, 8: F9
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 0-for-4 2: F8, 4: G6, 6: DP, 9: L4
(1B) Blanco, Tony 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F4, 4: 1B, 7: G4, 9: 3B
(RF) Guzman, Joel 0-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: F9, 9: S7
(CF) Nomoto, Kei 1-for-4 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: F9, 9: SO
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-2, 1 R 3: SO, 5: G4, 8: BB
(P) Iwata, Shinji 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
P Hirai, Masafumi 0-for-0
PH Donoue, Takehiro 1-for-1 8: 2B
P Suzuki, Yoshihiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwata, Shinji, L 5 90 25 20 8 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 3 3 6.750
Kobayashi, Masato 1 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Hirai, Masafumi 1 14 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.286
Suzuki, Yoshihiro 1 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 127 35 30 9 2 4 3 0 2 0 0 4 4

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4, 1 R 1: F7, 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 6: G5
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-1 1: BB, 3: S2, 5: S1, 7: G5
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: DP, 3: G4, 5: HR, 7: HR
1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-0
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4 2: F4, 3: L5, 5: 1B, 7: G5
LF Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-0
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: 1B (SB), 5: 1B, 7: SO
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: G6, 5: G4, 8: G4
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 4: SO, 5: F7, 8: F4
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-2 2: IBB, 4: IBB, 6: f7, 8: G4
(P) Sato, Yoshinori 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: G4
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
Sato, Yoshinori, W 8 110 30 27 5 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 1.286
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 13 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.000
9 123 34 30 6 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 3 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwata on the mound for Chunichi
Hatakeyama flies out to second. Balentien hits double to center. Miyamoto flies out to right. Aikawa hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Kawabata gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Yoshinori strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Ibata hist a single to center. Morino strikes out swinging as Ibata steals second and advances to third on a throwing error (E2). Wada grounds out to short. Blanco hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Guzman strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Iwata on the mound for Chunichi
Aoki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Whitesell hits a 2-run homer. Hatakeyama hits a single to left. Balentien hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Miyamoto grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Aikawa flies out to left.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Hirai on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka grounds out to third. Whitesell hits a solo homer. Hatakeyama grounds out to third. Balentien strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Takeuchi takes over at first; Iihara takes over in left.
Tanishige walks. T. Donoue, pinch-hittig for Hirai, hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Araki walks, bases loaded. Ibata hits into a double play as a run scores, runner on third. Morino flies out to right.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Lim on the mound for Yakult
Wada lines out to second. Blanco hits a triple. Guzman hits a sac fly to left. Nomo strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Iwata on the mound for Chunichi
Aoki hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Whitesell grounds out to second. Hatakeyama lines out to third.

Bottom of the 4th
Iwata on the mound for Chunichi
Balentien hits an infield single. Miyamoto grounds out to short, runner on second. Balentien steals third. Aikawa strikes out swinging. Kawabata gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Yoshinori strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Araki strikes out swinging. Ibata hits a single to center. Morino walks, runners on first and second. Wada hits into a 5-3 double play.

Notes

Chunichi: The Dragons have dropped 8 straight game against the Swallows and 7 straight at Jingu Stadium (both going back to 9/20/2010).

Yakult: The Swallows have now won 6 straight at Jingu. ... Yoshinori has now won 4 in a row at Jingu. ... Lim recorded his 100th career NPB save.