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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 – Chunichi Dragons 2 (August 4, 2011)

by on Aug.04, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Shohei Tateyama (YAK) 8-1, 1.64 - Enyelbert Soto (CHU) 2-0, 0.77

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

Attendance: 28769 | Yakult leads series, 8-2-2 | Time: 2:54

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 3-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B (SB), 5: 1B, 7: SO
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-2 1: S1, 3: BB, 5: F8, 8: G4
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-4 1: G5, 3: G3, 5: SO, 8: 1B
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4 1: G6, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 8: G5
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: DP, 6: F6, 8: SO
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-4 2: G5, 4: G5, 6: G4, 9: F8
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: SO
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-4 3: G5, 5: E3, 7: SO, 9: 1B
PR Miwa, Masayoshi 0-for-0
(P) Tateyama, Shohei 1-for-2 3: SO, 5: S1, 7: 1B
PH Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-1 9: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tateyama, Shohei, L 8 103 30 29 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.678
8 103 30 29 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: F6, 8: G6
(CF-RF) Fujii, Atsushi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G4 (BrO), 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F7
(RF-1B) Guzman, Joel 3-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: 2B, 8: F4
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G4, 4: F8, 6: G4
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 0-for-2 2: F7, 4: BB, 6: SO
(1B) Nakata, Ryoji 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G4
CF Kuramoto, Hidenori 0-for-0
(2B) Donoue, Naomichi 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: G5, 7: F8
(C) Oda, Kohei 0-for-2 3: F9, 5: G4
PH Koike, Masaaki 0-for-1 7: G1
C Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-0
(P) Soto, Enyelbert 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO
PH Nomoto, Kei 0-for-1 7: F4
P Asao, Takuya 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
Soto, Enyelbert, W 7 118 28 25 6 0 7 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0.593
Asao, Takuya, H 1 19 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.570
Iwase, Hitoki, S 1 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.314
9 152 36 33 8 0 9 1 0 2 0 0 1 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tateyama on the mound for Yakult
Fujii strikes out swinging. Guzman hits a double to right. Morino flies out to center. Wada walks, runners on first and second. R. Nakata hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. N. Donoue grounds out to third.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Soto on the mound for Chunichi
Balentien hits an infield single. Aikawa reaches on a fielding error (E3), runners on first and second. Tateyama hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Aoki hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and third. Tanaka flies out to center. Kawabata strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tateyama on the mound for Yakult
Fujii hits a single to left. Guzman hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Morino drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on second. Wada strikes out swinging. R. Nakata grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Soto on the mound for Chunichi
Aoki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Kawabata grounds out to third. Hatakeyama grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd
Soto on the mound for Chunichi
Aikawa grounds out to third. Tateyama strikes out looking. Aoki hits an infield single and steals second. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Kawabata grounds out to first.

Top of the 8th
Asao on the mound for Chunichi
Defensive changes: Tanishige is the new catcher.
Tanaka grounds out to second. Kawabata hits a single to center. Hatakeyama grounds out to third, runner on second. Whitesell strikes out swinging.

Notes

A middle school student (earthquake / tsunami survivor from Iwate) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.  He and 27 other students were invited to Nagoya by the city. ... Doala managed to successfully pull off a back-flip with a twist after the 7th inning.

Chunichi: The Dragons won their first game since 7/29 (0-3-1).  They also stopped a 5-game losing streak at Nagoya Dome (0-5-1). ... Soto won his 3rd straight start and is now 3-0. ... Iwase saved his 16th game of the year.

Yakult: The Swallows lost their first game since 7/28 (2-0-3). ... Tateyama took the loss, his first in 12 starts, and is now 8-2.  This was the 3rd complete game loss of his career (first since 7/13/2007).