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Hanshin Tigers 3 – Chunichi Dragons 1 (July 7, 2011)

by on Jul.07, 2011 @ 9:18 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Minoru Iwata (HAN) 5-5, 2.31 - Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 7-2, 1.69

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 10 0
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 2

Attendance: 30033 | Chunichi leads series, 5-3-1 | Time: 3:33

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF-2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-5 1: F6, 3: 1B, 6: G4, 8: G3 (SB), 10: G3 (SB)
(2B-1B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: BB, 6: G6, 8: SO, 10: L1
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-5, 1 R 1: G4, 3: SO, 6: F8, 9: 1B, 11: 2B
(RF) Murton, Matt 2-for-5, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: G5, 7: G1, 9: f4, 11: 1B
(1B) Brazell, Craig 2-for-5 2: DP, 4: F9, 7: 1B, 9: F7, 11: 1B
PR-CF Shibata, Kohei 0-for-0, 1 R
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-5 2: F9, 4: G4, 7: G5, 9: G4, 11: E1
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3 3: F6, 5: G4, 7: G4
LF Asai, Ryo 1-for-2 10: 1B, 11: G4
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-4, 1 RBI 3: F9, 5: F7, 8: F9, 10: S1, 11: G6
(P) Iwata, Minoru 2-for-3 3: 1B, 5: G5, 8: 1B
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-0 10: IBB
PR Okazaki, Taichi 0-for-0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-1 11: SO
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwata, Minoru 9 118 31 29 2 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.051
Fujikawa, Kyuji, W 1 15 4 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.844
Enokida, Daiki, S 1 15 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.948
11 148 40 37 4 0 12 2 1 0 0 0 1 1

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G3, 3: HBP, 6: G6, 9: SO, 11: 1B
(SS) Iwasaki, Tatsuro 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: G6, 6: G4, 9: 1B, 11: 3B
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 0-for-5 1: SO, 4: G5, 6: F6, 9: F7, 11: G1
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 1-for-5 2: 1B, 4: G6, 7: SO, 9: G4, 11: G6
(RF) Hirata, Ryosuke 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: F8, 7: G4, 10: SO
(1B) Koike, Masaaki 0-for-4 2: G5, 5: SO, 7: G5, 10: SO
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 0-for-2 2: G4, 5: BB, 8: SO, 10: BB
(C) Oda, Kohei 0-for-4 3: f3, 5: G4, 8: G1, 10: SO
(P) Yoshimi, Kazuki 0-for-3 3: G4, 5: SO, 8: SO
P Iwase, Hitoki 0-for-0
P Suzuki, Yoshihiro 0-for-0
PH Carrasco, Felix 0-for-1 11: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshimi, Kazuki 10 132 38 35 7 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.506
Iwase, Hitoki, L 0/3 10 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.115
Suzuki, Yoshihiro 1 15 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.491
11 157 45 42 10 0 4 2 0 1 1 0 3 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 11th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Iwase on the mound for Chunichi
Toritani hits a double to left. Murton hits a single to right and runners advance on catching error (E2), one run scores, runner on second. Brazell hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Shibata enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brazell. Arai reaches on a throwing error (E1) and a run scores, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Suzuki in for Iwase.
Asai grounds out to second, runners on fist and third. A. Fujii drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on first. Lin enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Fujikawa. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Lin strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 11th - 1 run, 2 hits
Enokda on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Hirano moves from center to second; Sekimoto moves from second to first; Shibata takes over in center.
Carrasco, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, strikes out swinging. Oshima hits an infield single. T. Iwasaki hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third. Morino grounds out to the pitcher. Wada grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Kanemoto flies out to short. A. Fujii flies out to right. Iwata hits an infield single. Hirano hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Sekimoto walks, bases loaded. Toritani strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Murton grounds out to the pitcher. Brazell hits a single to center. Arai grounds out to third, runner on second. Kanemoto grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
A. Fujii flies out to right. Iwata hits a single to left. Hirano grounds out to first, runner on first. Hirano steals second. Sekimoto strikes out looking.

Top of the 10th
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Asai hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by A. Fujii. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Iwata, gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Okazaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama. Hirano grounds out to first, runners on first and third. Hirano steals second, runners on second and third. Sekimoto lines out to the pitcher.

Notes

Asahi Beer girl Haruki threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... The radar gun at Nagoya Dome was turned off tonight because it wasn't providing accurate readings due to a malfunction.

Hanshin: The Tigers' stopped a 2-game losing streak. ... Fujikawa got the win and is now 2-0. ... Enokida recorded the first Ichi-gun save of his career. He also became the first pitcher not named Kyuji Fujikawa to record a Hanshin save since Jeff Williams on 8/25/2008. ... Murton batted fourth for the first time in his NPB career.

Chunichi: The Dragons' 3-game winning streak came to an end. ... Iwase lost his first game of the year and is 0-1.  He also set a new record of appearing in 587 consecutive games as a reliever.