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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 0 – Chunichi Dragons 4 (May 26, 2011)

by on May.26, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 4-0, 2.48 - Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 1-1, 3.26

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

Attendance: 28866 | Series tied, 1-1-0 | Time: 2:58

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-3 1: G4, 3: 1B, 6: BB, 8: F9
(3B) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-3 1: G3, 3: G3, 6: f3
PH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 8: SO
3B Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-0
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: F9, 6: F7, 9: 1B
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4 1: G5, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 9: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: G6
PH Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-1 9: F8
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: F9, 9: 2B
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-4 2: F4, 5: L6, 7: SO, 9: SO
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-2 2: F6, 5: G5
P Tanimoto, Keisuke 0-for-0
P Ishii, Yuya 0-for-0
PH Iwadate, Manabu 0-for-1 7: F9
P Tadano, Kazuhito 0-for-0
(P) Keppel, Bobby 0-for-1 3: SO
PH-C Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 5: L1, 8: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, L 4 75 19 16 5 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 3 2.864
Tanimoto, Keisuke 2/3 21 4 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.077
Ishii, Yuya 1 1/3 33 7 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Tadano, Kazuhito 2 24 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 153 36 30 7 1 2 4 1 1 0 0 4 4

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: G1, 4: G6, 6: f2
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 0-for-3 1: G5, 3: G4, 5: BB (BrO), 6: E1
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 2-for-3, 2 R 1: BB, 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 6: G4
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: HR, 5: BB, 7: F9
(1B) Blanco, Tony 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F9, 5: G5, 7: F8
(RF) Nomoto, Kei 0-for-1 1: G4, 4: HBP
PH-RF Hirata, Ryosuke 0-for-1 5: BB, 7: F7
(CF) Fujii, Atsushi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G5, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 8: f7
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: S3, 5: F8, 8: F7
(P) Chen, Wei-Ying 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: G4
PH Donoue, Takehiro 0-for-1 8: F8
P Iwase, Hitoki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Chen, Wei-Ying, W 8 111 29 27 3 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.305
Iwase, Hitoki 1 16 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.226
9 127 34 32 5 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Araki grounds out to short. Ibata grounds out to third. Morino walks. Wada hits as single to center, runners on first and third. Blanco hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Nomoto grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Araki grounds out to the pitcher. Ibata grounds out to second. Morino hits a double to center. Wada hits a 2-run homer. Blanco flies out to right.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tanimoto on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Tsuruoka is the new catcher.
Ibata walks and advances to second on a passed ball. Morino hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Ibata gets thrown out running the bases, runner on second. Wada walks, runners on first and second. Blanco grounds out to third, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Ishii in for Tanimoto.
Hirata, pinch-hitting for Nomoto, walks, bases loaded. Fujii hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded. Tanishige flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Keppel strikes out looking. Tanaka hits a single to right. Iiyama grounds out to first, runner on second. Itoi flies out to right.

Bottom of the 4th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nomoto gets hit by a pitch. Fujii hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Tanishige hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Chen strikes out swinging. Araki grounds out to short.

Top of the 6th
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Defensive changes: Hirata takes over in right.
Tanaka walks. Iiyama fouls out to first. Itoi flies out to left. Nakata hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Inaba grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th
Iwase on the mound for Chunichi
Itoi hits a single to left. Nakata strikes out looking. Nioka, pinch-hitting for Inaba, flies out to center. Yang (Yoh) hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Kaneko strikes out swinging.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters were shutout for the 6th time this year (3rd during Inter-league play). ... Keppel's 4-game winning streak came to an end.  His 5-game Inter-league winning streak also came to an end.

Chunichi: The Dragons recorded their 5th shutout victory of the year. ... Wada recorded his 32nd career Inter-league homer in the 3rd. ... Ochiai credited Nomoto's diving catch in the 3rd (with a runner on second and 2 out) as being key to setting the tone of the game in favor of the Dragons.