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Chunichi Dragons 1 – Yomiuri Giants 2 (July 20, 2011)

by on Jul.20, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants @ HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata - 18:00
Potential Starters: Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 3-6, 2.69 - Dicky Gonzalez (YOM) 1-1, 2.78

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1x 2 9 0

Attendance: 20800 | Yomiuri leads series, 5-4-0 | Time: 3:36

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 3rd, 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B-SS) Araki, Masahiro 2-for-5 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: L3, 9: G6, 10: G6
(SS) Iwasaki, Tatsuro 0-for-2 1: S3, 3: DP, 6: G6
PH-RF Nomoto, Kei 1-for-1, 1 R 9: 1B
(CF) Hirata, Ryosuke 0-for-3 1: G6, 4: G6, 6: SO, 9: S5
(1B-3B) Morino, Masahiko 1-for-3 1: F8, 4: 1B, 7: SO, 9: BB
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G4, 4: DP, 7: G6, 9: 1B
(RF-1B) Koike, Masaaki 1-for-4 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: SO
(3B-2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 1-for-4 2: SO, 5: G6, 8: SO, 10: 1B
(C) Oyama, Keiji 0-for-1 3: BB, 5: SO
PH Donoue, Takehiro 0-for-1 8: F8
C Oda, Kohei 0-for-0 10: S1
(P) Chen, Wei-Ying 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G4
PH Nakata, Ryoji 0-for-1 8: G6
P Asao, Takuya 0-for-0
PH Saeki, Takahiro 0-for-1 10: F3
P Kawahara, Junichi 0-for-0
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 7 120 27 22 5 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 2.571
Asao, Takuya 2 41 9 7 2 0 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.675
Kawahara, Junichi, L 0/3 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.647
Iwase, Hitoki 1/3 11 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.793
9 1/3 177 41 31 9 0 7 6 0 4 1 0 2 2

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 1st, 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: G5, 8: SO, 10: 2B
(LF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F7, 6: G6, 8: SO
1B Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0 10: IBB
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-4 1: DP, 4: G4, 6: G6, 8: 2B
PR-LF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0 10: S2
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 4: F9, 7: BB, 8: SO, 10: IBB
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: DP, 5: BB, 7: S1, 9: F7, 10: 1B
(3B) Fields, Josh 1-for-3 2: F6, 5: G1, 7: 1B
PR-3B Terauchi, Takayuki 1-for-1 9: 1B
(RF) Omura, Saburo 2-for-3, 1 RBI 3: F4, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: S2
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G1, 9: BB
(P) Gonzalez, Dicky 0-for-2 3: S1, 5: SO, 7: F7
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 9: SO
P Tono, Shun 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Gonzalez, Dicky 8 2/3 105 30 27 5 0 8 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 2.298
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0/3 10 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.110
Kubo, Yuya, H 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.274
Tono, Shun, W 1 14 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.621
10 135 37 32 7 0 9 2 0 3 1 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Chono walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Abe. Fields hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Omura hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Terauchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Fields. Fujimura grounds out to the pitcher, runners on second and third. Gonzalez flies out to left.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Gonzalez on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Kamei takes over at first; Suzuki takes over in left.
Araki grounds out to short. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for T. Iwasaki, hits a single to center. Hirata hits a sac bunt, runner on second.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Gonzalez.
Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Morino walks, runners on first and third. Wada hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Yamaguchi.
Koike strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 10th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawahara on the mound for Chunichi
Sakamoto hits a double to center.
Pitching change: Iwase in for Kawahara.
Kamei gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Suzuki hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Chono gets and intentional walk, bases loaded. Abe hits a walk-off RBI single to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Gonzalez on the mound for Yomiuri
Araki hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by T. Iwasaki. Hirata grounds out to short, runner on third. Morino flies out to center.

Top of the 3rd
Gonzalez on the mound for Yomiuri
Oyama walks. Chen fails on 3 sac bunt attempts. Araki hits a single to center, runners on first and second. T. Iwasaki hits into a 4-6-3 double play.

Bottom of the 3rd
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Omura flies out to second. Fujimura hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Gonzalez. Sakamoto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 5th
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Abe walks. Fields fails to advance the runner on sac bunt attempt, runner on first. Omura hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Fujimura strikes out looking. Gonzalez strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Asao on the mound for Chunichi
Defensive changes: Oda is the new catcher.
Sakamoto strikes out swinging. Y. Takahashi strikes out swinging. Ogasawara hits a double to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Suzuki. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Chono strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 9th
Asao on the mound for Chunichi
Defensive changes: Araki moves from second to short; Nomoto takes over in right; Morino moves from first to third; Koike moves from right to first; Ibata moves from third to second.
Abe flies out to left. Terauchi hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Omura. Fujimura walks, runners on first and second. Tani, pinch-hitting for Kubo, strikes out swinging.

Top of the 10th
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Ibata hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Oda. Saeki, pinch-hitting for Asao, flies out to first. Araki grounds out to short.

Notes

Chunichi: The Dragons lost their 2nd straight game.  This was also their 4th walk-off loss of the year. ... Kawahara got the loss and dropped to 1-3.

Yomiuri: The Giants won their 2nd straight game.  This was also their 2nd walk-off victory of the year. ... Tono got the win (his first since 6/3) in relief and is now 3-8.  This was Tono's first victory as a reliever. ... Abe picked up his 12th walk-off hit of his career (and first since 4/23/2009).