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Chunichi Dragons 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (June 9, 2011)

by on Jun.09, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 4-1, 1.28 - Keisaku Itokazu (HAM)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 X 3 7 0

Attendance: 19738 | Nippon Ham leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 2:39

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-3 1: F7, 3: 1B, 4: G5, 7: S1
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: S1, 5: F8, 7: G1
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 0-for-4 1: f5, 3: F9, 5: F4, 7: L6
(DH) Wada, Kazuhiro 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: G4
(1B) Saeki, Takahiro 1-for-3 1: HBP, 4: G6, 6: 2B, 8: f3
(LF) Hirata, Ryosuke 3-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B (BrO)
(RF) Donoue, Takehiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F7, 4: 2B, 6: SO, 9: SO
(CF) Fujii, Atsushi 1-for-4 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: DP, 9: SO
(C) Oyama, Keiji 1-for-2, 1 RBI 2: G5, 4: S9, 7: 1B
PH Nomoto, Kei 0-for-1 9: G3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshimi, Kazuki, L 7 1/3 84 29 27 6 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 1.588
Asao, Takuya 2/3 14 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.740
8 98 32 29 7 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 3

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: F7, 5: F8, 8: 1B
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-3, 1 R 1: S3, 4: G6, 6: F8, 8: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: G3, 4: f3, 6: G3, 8: 1B
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-2, 1 RBI 1: F8, 4: BB, 6: F9, 8: S7
C Ono, Shota 0-for-0
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: G3, 7: SO, 8: F9
(DH) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-3 2: G3, 5: 1B, 7: F7
(3B) Imanami, Takahiro 1-for-3 2: F8, 5: 1B, 7: L1
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 3: G6, 5: SO
PH Imanari, Ryota 0-for-1 8: F7
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-2 3: G3, 5: G4
PH Sato, Kenji 1-for-1, 1 R 8: 1B
LF Murata, Kazuya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Itokazu, Keisaku 5 0/3 77 24 21 8 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 3.600
Ishii, Yuya 2 26 6 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.286
Tanimoto, Keisuke, W 1 10 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.800
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 9 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.443
9 122 36 32 10 0 5 0 1 2 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Itokazu on the mound for Nippon Ham
Saeki grounds out to short. Hirata hits a double to left. T. Donoue hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Fujii hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Oyama hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Araki grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Imanari, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, flies out to left. Sato, pinch-hitting for Kaneko, hits a single to right. Tanaka hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) hits an infield single, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Asao in for Yoshimi.
Itoi hits a 2-run single to center, runners advance to second and third on throw. Nakata hits a sac fly to left, runner on third. Inaba flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Itokazu on the mound for Nippon Ham
Araki flies out to left. Ibata hits a single to center. Morino fouls out to third. Wada hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Saeki gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Hirata grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 1st
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Itoi grounds out to first. Nakata flies out to center.

Top of the 3rd
Itokazu on the mound for Nippon Ham
Araki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ibata. Morino flies out to right. Wada strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Hoffpauir hits a single to right. Imanami hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Tsuruoka strikes out swinging. Kaneko grounds out to second, runners on second and third. Tanaka flies out to center.

Top of the 6th
Itokazu on the mound for Nippon Ham
Saeki hits a double to right. Hirata hits a single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Ishii in for Itokazu.
T. Donoue strikes out swinging. Fujii hits into a 4-6-3 double play.

Top of the 7th
Ishii on the mound for Nippon Ham
Oyama hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Araki. Ibata grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third. Morino lines out to short.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters won their 4th game in a row (and 6th straight at Sapporo Dome). They are also guaranteed a winning record during Inter-league play for the 5th year in a row.  The Fighters' pitching staff also allowed it's first run in 31 innings in the top of the 4th.

Chunichi: The Dragons dropped their 2nd in a row and their 4th game in a row at Sapporo Dome.