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Chunichi Dragons 5 – Yomiuri Giants 3 (July 1, 2011)

by on Jul.01, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 6-2, 1.63 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 9-2, 1.46

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

Attendance: 39317 | Series tied, 2-2-0 | Time: 3:02

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 1st, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: F8, 8: G4
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 0-for-4 1: G5, 4: G4, 6: G6, 8: SO
(3B-1B) Morino, Masahiko 0-for-4 1: DP, 4: L3, 6: G4, 9: G4
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 2-for-2, 2 R 2: BB, 4: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: BB
(1B) Guzman, Joel 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: F8, 9: 1B
PR-3B Iwasaki, Tatsuro 0-for-0, 1 R
(CF-RF) Hirata, Ryosuke 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G6, 5: BB, 7: G5, 9: 1B
(RF) Koike, Masaaki 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: DP, 7: 1B
PH Nomoto, Kei 0-for-1 9: SO
CF Oshima, Yohei 0-for-0
(C) Oda, Kohei 1-for-3 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO
PH Donoue, Takehiro 1-for-1, 1 R, 3 RBI 9: 3B
C Oyama, Keiji 0-for-0
(P) Yoshimi, Kazuki 0-for-3 3: L4, 5: SO, 8: SO
PH Saeki, Takahiro 0-for-1 9: F8
P Iwase, Hitoki 0-for-0
P Asao, Takuya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshimi, Kazuki, W 8 104 32 28 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 1.695
Iwase, Hitoki 2/3 13 4 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.375
Asao, Takuya, S 1/3 7 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.581
9 124 38 33 7 2 5 3 1 1 0 0 3 2

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-5 1: F9, 3: F6, 5: G4, 8: 1B (BrO), 9: 1B
(3B-RF-LF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 1-for-5 1: F8, 3: F8, 5: F7, 8: 1B, 9: SO
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-1 1: BB, 3: BB, 6: F9, 8: S1
P Romero, Levi 0-for-0
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 0-for-3 1: HBP, 3: F6, 6: SO, 8: G5
PR-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-4 1: G3, 4: 1B, 6: F6, 8: L3
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: G6, 7: G6
2B Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-0
PH Yano, Kenji 0-for-1 9: SO
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4, 1 R 2: f7, 4: F9, 7: F7, 9: 2B
(2B-3B) Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: SO, 7: G4
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 9: SO
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-2 2: F4, 5: G4
PH-RF 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 8: HR, 9: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya 8 117 29 27 5 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.427
Romero, Levi, L 1/3 15 4 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.243
Kubo, Yuya 2/3 11 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1.688
9 143 36 33 8 0 10 3 0 0 1 0 5 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Y. Takahashi hits a solo homer to right. Abe fouls out to left. Wakiya grounds out to second. Utsumi flies out to second.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Wada hits a single to center. Guzman flies out to center. Hirata grounds out to third, runner on second. Koike hits an RBI single to left and advances to second on the throw. Oda strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Omura, pinch-hitting for Utsumi, hits a solo homer to left. Sakamoto hits a single to left. Kamei hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Chono hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Ramirez hits a grounder to third and Sakamoto gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and third. Suzuki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez. Ogasawara lines out to first.

Top of the 9th - 4 runs, 3 hits
Romero on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Kamei moves from right to left; Suzuki takes over in center; Omura takes over in right.
Morino grounds out to second. Wada walks. Guzman hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hirata hits a single to left, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Romero.
T. Iwasaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Guzman. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Koike, strikes out swinging. T. Donoue, pinch-hitting for Oda, clears the bases with a 3-run triple to right, runner on third. Saeki enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Yoshimi. A run scores on a wild pitch. Saeki flies out to center.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwase on the mound for Chunichi
Defensive changes: Oshima takes over in center; Oyama is the new catcher; Morino moves from third to first; T. Iwasaki takes over at third; Hirata moves from center to right.
Yano, pinch-hitting for Fujimura, strikes out looking. Abe hits a double to right. Tani, pinch-hitting for Wakiya, strikes out swinging. Omura walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Asao in for Iwase.
Sakamoto hits an infield single and a run scores on a throwing error (E6), runners on second and third. Kamei strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Sakamoto flies out to right. Kamei flies out to center. Chono walks. Ramirez gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Ogasawara grounds out to first.

Top of the 2nd
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Wada walks. Guzman strikes out swinging. Hirata grounds out to short, runner on second. Koike strikes out swinging.

Notes

Hula Girls from Spa Resort Hawaiians were at the game as part of the Giants' Ganbappe! Iwaki Nighter -- they handed out leis and fresh tomatoes to fans and also performed before the game.

Chunichi: Yoshimi won his third straight start and improved to 7-2. ... Asai saved his 3rd game of the year.

Yomiuri: Romero took the loss and dropped to 0-3. ... Utsumi failed to record his 10th victory of the year in his second straight start. ... Y. Takahashi hit his first homer since 4/17 (vs Hiroshima).  It was also his 147th homer at Tokyo Dome.