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Hanshin Tigers 6 – Chunichi Dragons 3 (August 30, 2011)

by on Aug.30, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Minoru Iwata (HAN) 6-10, 2.36 - Maximo Nelson (CHU) 6-11, 2.42

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

Attendance: 28898 | Chunichi leads series, 8-7-1 | Time: 3:20

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 1st, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 2-for-5, 2 R 1: 2B, 3: F9, 6: 1B, 7: G1, 9: G5
(CF) Shibata, Kohei 0-for-2, 1 R 1: S3, 3: SO, 6: S1, 8: E3 (SB)
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F7, 6: BB, 8: SO
(3B-1B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: E3, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: BB
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: DP, 4: G6, 6: L3, 8: 2B
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-2 2: BB, 4: SO, 6: L3
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-1, 1 RBI 8: 1B (BrO)
(1B) Nomi, Atsushi 0-for-0
1B Morita, Issei 1-for-3 2: G3, 5: SO, 7: 2B
PR-3B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-0, 1 R, 1 RBI 8: S8
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: G4, 7: G4, 9: G4
(P) Iwata, Minoru 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 1-for-1, 1 RBI 7: 1B
PR Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-0 7: (CS)
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
PH Nohara, Masashi 0-for-1 9: G1
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwata, Minoru, W 6 94 24 19 2 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 2.319
Watanabe, Ryo, H 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.946
Enokida, Daiki 2/3 26 6 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.929
Fukuhara, Shinobu, H 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.250
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 27 6 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.164
9 161 40 32 5 0 6 6 1 1 1 0 3 1

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 2-for-5, 1 R 1: G2, 2: G6, 5: G4, 8: 2B, 9: 1B
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 0-for-5 1: G6, 3: SO, 5: G6, 8: G4, 9: F6
(RF) Hirata, Ryosuke 0-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 3: G1, 5: G4, 8: E5, 9: BB
(1B) Blanco, Tony 1-for-4 2: HBP, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 8: SO, 9: F6
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: G5, 6: DP, 8: 1B
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 0-for-2 2: ギ野, 4: G4, 6: f2, 8: BB
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: BB, 7: F4, 8: G3
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: 1B, 7: G5, 9: G1
(P) Nelson, Maximo 0-for-1, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: SO
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
PH Nakata, Ryoji 0-for-1 7: SO
P Ito, Junki 0-for-0
P Suzuki, Yoshihiro 0-for-0
PH Nomoto, Kei 0-for-0 9: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nelson, Maximo, L 6 1/3 97 26 22 5 0 7 2 0 2 0 0 3 3 2.497
Kobayashi, Masato 2/3 10 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.422
Ito, Junki 1 21 6 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 3.115
Suzuki, Yoshihiro 1 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.871
9 139 37 31 8 0 8 3 0 2 0 0 6 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Hirano hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Shibata. Toritani hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Arai reaches on a throwing error (E3), runners on first and second. Murton hits into a 4-6-3 double play.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 0 hits
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Blanco gets hit by a pitch. Wada walks, runners on first and second. Morino hits into a fielder's choice, everyone is safe, bases loaded. Tanishige grounds out to third, bases loaded. Ibata strikes out swinging. Nelson walks in a run, bases loaded. Araki grounds out to short.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Hirano hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shibata. Toritani walks, runners on first and second. Arai hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Murton lines out to first. Kanemoto lines out to first.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Morita hits a double to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Yamoto. A. Fujii grounds out to second, runner on third. Hiyama enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Iwata.
Pitching change: M. Kobayashi in for Nelson.
Hiyama hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama. Uemoto gets caught trying to steals second. Hirano grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 8th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Ito on the mound for Chunichi
Shibata reaches on a throwing error (E3), runner on first. Toritani strikes out swinging. Shibata steals second, runner on second. Arai walks, runners on first and second. Murton hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Shunsuke hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and third. Yamato hits a sac fly to center and Shunsuke gets thrown out running the bases.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Enokida on the mound for Hanshin
Araki hits a double to left. Oshima grounds out to second, runner on third. Hirata reaches on a fielding error (E5) and a run scores, runner to second. Blanco strikes out swinging. Wada hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Morino walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Fukuhara in for Enokida.
Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Tanishige grounds out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 4th
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Wada grounds out to third. Morino grounds out to second. Tanishige walks. Ibata hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nelson strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 9th
Fujikawa on the mound for Hanshin
Ibata grounds out to the pitcher. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, walks. Araki hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Oshima flies out to short. Hirata walks, bases loaded. Blanco flies out to short.

Notes

To-Lucky and Doala both turned back-flips after the 7th inning.

Hanshin: The Tigers are now 4-0-1 since their last loss on 8/23 vs Yomiuri. ... Toritani was responsible for driving in the first Tigers' run at Nagoya Dome in 26 innings. ... Iwata to the win and is now 7-10, including 1-1 in 3 starts against Chunichi. ... Fujikawa saved his 31st game of the year. ... Hiyama recorded his 91st RBI as a pinch-hitter in the 7th.

Chunichi: The Dragons' 3-game winning streak came to an end. ... Nelson lost his 8th straight start in a row and dropped to 6-12, including 1-3 in 6 starts against the Tigers.  He's also 0-5 in his last 6 starts at Nagoya Dome.