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Chunichi Dragons 2 – Hanshin Tigers 0 (July 28, 2011)

by on Jul.28, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 7-2, 1.71 - Minoru Iwata (HAN) 5-7, 2.52

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

Attendance: 44185 | Chunichi leads series, 6-5-1 | Time: 3:05

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 2nd, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF-RF) Hirata, Ryosuke 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: G6, 6: 2B, 8: F8
(SS-2B) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: F9
(1B) Saeki, Takahiro 1-for-3 1: G1, 4: F4, 6: BB, 9: 1B
PR-CF Kuramoto, Hidenori 0-for-0, 1 R
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: G1, 6: G5, 9: 1B
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 0-for-2, 1 RBI 2: BB, 5: F7, 7: G1, 9: S7
(RF-1B) Guzman, Joel 1-for-4 2: DP, 5: f2, 7: 1B, 9: DP
(2B) Donoue, Naomichi 0-for-3 3: G6, 5: G5, 7: G6
P Asao, Takuya 0-for-0
P Iwase, Hitoki 0-for-0
(C) Oda, Kohei 0-for-3 3: G6, 6: G4, 7: SO
(P) Soto, Enyelbert 0-for-2 3: SO, 6: SO
P Kawahara, Junichi 0-for-0
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
SS Iwasaki, Tatsuro 0-for-1 8: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Soto, Enyelbert, W 6 92 24 21 5 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.771
Kawahara, Junichi, H 1/3 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.500
Kobayashi, Masato 0/3 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.614
Asao, Takuya, H 1 2/3 20 6 6 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.648
Iwase, Hitoki, S 1 7 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.656
9 132 36 33 9 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: SO
(CF) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-4 1: f2, 3: DP, 6: L6, 7: F7
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4 1: G1, 4: G3, 6: G5, 8: 1B (SB)
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: BB, 8: F9
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-4 2: F7, 4: G1, 6: 2B, 8: SO
(LF) Asai, Ryo 1-for-4 2: 2B, 4: F9, 6: F8, 8: G1
(2B) Uemoto, Hiroki 1-for-3 2: BB, 5: 1B, 7: G5, 9: G3
(C) Fujii, Akihito 1-for-2 2: F8, 5: S2, 7: 1B
PR Shibata, Kohei 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Kato, Kosuke 0-for-0
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-1 9: 1B
PR Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-0
(P) Iwata, Minoru 0-for-2 3: F7, 5: G1
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 1-for-1 7: 1B
PR-C Komiyama, Shinji 0-for-1 9: DP

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwata, Minoru, L 7 100 26 23 3 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.429
Watanabe, Ryo 1 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.520
Kato, Kosuke 0/3 6 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 10.125
Fukuhara, Shinobu 1 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.520
9 122 33 29 5 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Oda grounds out to second. Soto strikes out swinging. Hirata hits a double to center. Araki hits an RBI single to left and advances to second on the throw. Saeki walks, runners on first and second. Morino grounds out to third.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kato on the mound for Hanshin
Saeki hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Hidenori. Morino hits a single to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Fukuhara in for Kato.
Wada hits a sac fly to left, runner on first. Guzman hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Soto on the mound for Chunichi
Arai strikes out swinging. Brazell flies out to left. Asai hits a double to center. Uemoto walks, runners on first and second. A. Fujii flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th
Soto on the mound for Chunichi
Toritani grounds out to first. Arai hits a double to center. Brazell grounds out to the pitcher. Asai flies out to right.

Bottom of the 5th
Soto on the mound for Chunichi
Uemoto hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by A. Fujii. Iwata grounds out to the pitcher. Murton grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th
Soto on the mound for Chunichi
Hirano lines out to short. Toritani grounds out to third. Arai walks. Brazell hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Asai flies out to center.

Bottom of the 7th
Kawahara on the mound for Chunichi
Uemoto grounds out to third. A. Fujii hits a single to center. Hiyama enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Iwata.
Pitching change: M. Kobayashi in for Kawahara.
Hiyama hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Asao in for M. Kobayashi.
Defensive changes: T. Iwasaki takes over at short; Araki moves from short to second.
Shibata enters the game as a pinch-runner for A. Fujii. Komiyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama. Murton strikes out swinging. Hirano flies out to left.

Bottom of the 8th
Asao on the mound for Chunichi
Toritani hits a single to center. Arai flies out to right. Brazell strikes out swinging. Toritani steals second. Asai grounds out to the pitcher.

Notes

Former Hanshin Tiger Akihiro Yano threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Chunichi: The Dragons snapped a 4-game losing streak.  They also picked up their 8th shutout victory of the year. ... Soto won his 2nd straight start and improved to 2-0. ... Iwase saved his 14th game of the year.

Hanshin: The Tigers' 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They also suffered their 12th shutout loss of the season. ... Iwata lost his third straight start and dropped to 5-8.  His scoreless innings streak against the Dragons also ended at 39 (it began in the 8th inning of a game on 8/12/2009).  Lifetime, Iwata is now 12-2 against Chunichi.