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Chunichi Dragons 3 – Hanshin Tigers 5 (July 26, 2011)

by on Jul.26, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Maximo Nelson (CHU) 6-6, 2.34 - Atsushi Nomi (HAN) 4-7, 2.87

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

Attendance: 45129 | Chunichi leads series, 5-4-1 | Time: 3:09

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS-2B) Araki, Masahiro 0-for-5 1: SO, 3: G4, 4: f2, 6: G1, 9: SO
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 0-for-3 1: G5, 3: G6, 4: SO
SS Iwasaki, Tatsuro 0-for-0 7: BB
PH Donoue, Takehiro 0-for-1 9: G4
(CF) Hirata, Ryosuke 1-for-4, 1 R 1: BB, 3: 2B, 5: F7, 7: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 2-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: BB
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F3, 3: F6, 5: HR, 7: G5
(1B) Guzman, Joel 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F7, 5: F7, 7: SO
(RF) Koike, Masaaki 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G1, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: F9
(C) Oyama, Keiji 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: S2, 8: SO
(P) Nelson, Maximo 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: SO
P Mise, Koji 0-for-0
P Kawahara, Junichi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nelson, Maximo, L 7 1/3 113 29 28 6 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 2.503
Mise, Koji 0/3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.355
Kawahara, Junichi 2/3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.547
8 116 32 30 7 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 5 5

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F7, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: 1B
(CF-2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: G1, 8: S1
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: f7, 6: G4, 8: 3B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-3, 2 RBI 1: G5, 4: G4, 6: G5, 8: S8
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F6, 6: F8, 8: F7
(2B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-3 1: G4, 4: G6, 7: SO
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(LF) Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-3 2: F6, 5: G4, 7: SO
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0
(C) Fujii, Akihito 2-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(P) Nomi, Atsushi 0-for-1 2: SO
PH Morita, Issei 1-for-1, 1 R, 2 RBI 5: HR
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
PH-LF-CF Shibata, Kohei 0-for-1 7: G3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nomi, Atsushi 5 76 24 22 7 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.991
Watanabe, Ryo, H 1 14 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.625
Enokida, Daiki, H 1 31 5 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.209
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, W 1 13 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.893
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.730
9 146 39 34 8 1 11 4 0 1 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Murton flies out to left. Hirano hits a single to right. Toritani hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Arai hits a grounder to third and everyone is safe on a catching error (E5) and one run scores, runners on first and second. Brazell strikes out swinging. Sekimoto grounds out to second.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Araki grounds out to second. Ibata grounds out to short. Hirata hits a double to right. Morino hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Wada flies out to short.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Guzman flies out to left. Koike walks. Oyama hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Nelson hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and third. Araki fouls out to the catcher. Ibata strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Hirata flies out to left. Morino strikes out swinging. Wada hits a solo homer to left. Guzman flies out to left.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Defensive changes: T. Iwasaki takes over at short; Araki moves from short to second.
Lin grounds out to second. A. Fujii hits a single to center. Morita, pinch-hitting for Nomi, hits a 2-run homer to left. Murton strikes out swinging. Hirano grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Murton hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano.
Pitching change: Mise in for Nelson.
Toritani hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third.
Pitching change: Kawahara in for Mise.
Arai hits a sac fly to center. Brazell flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Araki strikes out swinging. Ibata grounds out to third. Hirata walks. Morino hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Wada flies out to first.

Top of the 6th
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Koike hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Oyama. Nelson grounds out to second, runner on third. Araki grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 7th
Enokida on the mound for Hanshin
T. Iwasaki walks. Hirata strikes out swinging. Morino walks, runners on first and second. Wada grounds out to third, runners on first and third. Guzman strikes out swinging.

Notes

Julia Kawakami (J-pop singer) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Injuries: Ibata (CHU) hurt his right index finger when he jammed it while trying to catch a thrown ball in the 1st inning.  Ibata had the finger taped and stayed in the game until the 5th.

Chunichi: The Dragons lost their 3rd straight game. ... Nelson lost his 3rd straight start and dropped to 6-7.

Hanshin: H. Kobayashi won the game in relief and is now 1-4. ... Fujikawa saved his 20th game of the year.  He has now saved 20 or more games 5 years straight. ... Morita became the first player in franchise history to hit a homer in his first Ichi-gun career at bat.