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Chunichi Dragons 1 – Yomiuri Giants 2 (July 2, 2011)

by on Jul.02, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 14:00
Potential Starters: Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 2-5, 2.80 - Hirokazu Sawamura (YOM) 4-5, 1.94

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

Attendance: 40034 | Yomiuri leads series, 3-2-0 | Time: 2:58

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 0-for-4 1: G3, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: G6
SS Iwasaki, Tatsuro 0-for-0
(RF) Nomoto, Kei 0-for-3 1: G3, 4: SO, 6: F5
PH Koike, Masaaki 1-for-1 8: 2B
PR-CF Oshima, Yohei 0-for-0
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 2-for-3 1: SO, 4: 2B (BrO), 6: 1B (BrO), 8: BB
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: 2B, 8: F9
(1B) Guzman, Joel 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: G1, 6: G5, 8: SO
(CF-RF) Hirata, Ryosuke 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: BB, 6: G4, 9: F9
(C) Oyama, Keiji 0-for-2 3: G3, 5: S1, 7: SO, 9: BB
(P) Chen, Wei-Ying 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: G3, 7: F7
PH Saeki, Takahiro 0-for-1 9: DP

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Chen, Wei-Ying, L 8 110 31 29 5 1 5 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 2.729
8 110 31 29 5 1 5 1 0 1 1 0 2 2

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-4 1: G6, 3: G5, 5: 2B, 8: G5
(3B) Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: G6, 5: F7, 8: F7
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: G5, 6: SO, 8: HR
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F5, 6: G6, 8: G5
LF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-3 2: f5, 4: G3, 6: E6
(RF) Omura, Saburo 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G5
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3, 1 R 2: F9, 5: 1B (SB), 7: G3
(2B) Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-1 2: BB, 5: S2, 7: SO
(P) Nishimura, Kentaro 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
PH Takahashi, Shinji 0-for-1 7: F4
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishimura, Kentaro 6 94 25 23 6 0 6 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1.514
Ochi, Daisuke, H 1 18 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.119
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, W 2 32 8 6 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.059
9 144 36 32 7 0 9 3 0 1 1 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Abe hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Furuki. Nishimura strikes out swinging. Abe steals third. Run scores on a wild. Sakamoto hits a double to left. Wakiya flies out to left.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Nomoto flies out to third. Morino hits a single to right. Wada hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Guzman hits a grounder to third and Morino gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and third. Hirata hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Ibata grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Defensive changes: Oshima takes over in center; Hirata moves from center to right.
Sakamoto grounds out to third. Wakiya flies out to left. Chono hits a solo homer to left. Ramirez grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Wada hits a double to left and advances to third on a wild pitch. Guzman grounds out to short. Hirata strikes out swinging. Ibata strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 2nd
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Ramirez hits a single to left. Ogasawara fouls out to third. Omura hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Abe flies out to right. Furuki walks, bases loaded. Nishimura strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Nomoto strikes out looking. Morino hits a double to center. Wada hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Guzman hits a grounder to the pitcher and Morino gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and second. Hirata grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Ibata walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Oyama. Chen grounds out to first, runner on third. Araki strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Koike, pinch-hitting for Nomoto, hits a double to left and gets replaced by a pinch-runner Oshima. Morino walks, runners on first and second. Wada flies out to right, runners on first and third. Guzman strikes out swinging. Hirata strikes out looking.

Notes

Injuries: Araki was taken out of the game on defense in the 7th inning after he tweaked his leg while running out a grounder to short in the top of the third inning.

Chunichi: The Dragons 2-game winning streak came to an end. ... Chen lost his 5th straight start and dropped to 2-6.  This was also Chen's 4th career complete game loss (2nd of the year). ... Wada extended his hitting streak to 7 while Hirata extended his to 15.

Yomiuri: The Giants picked up their first win in 5 games (1-2-2). ... Yamaguchi got the win in relief and is 1-0. ... This was Nishimura first start since 7/6/2010. ... Abe stole third for the first time in his pro career.  It was also his first stolen base since 2009.