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Hanshin Tigers 1 – Chunichi Dragons 4 (August 31, 2011)

by on Aug.31, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Atsushi Nomi (HAN) 7-7, 2.44 - Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 5-7, 2.71

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Chunichi 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 X 4 11 0

Attendance: 27910 | Chunichi leads series, 9-7-1 | Time: 3:00

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 1st, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: F7, 6: L5, 8: G3
(2B-3B) Maeda, Yamato 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: 2B, 8: G1
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-2, 1 RBI 1: S8, 4: BB, 6: SO, 9: 1B
(1B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-4 1: DP, 4: F3, 6: G4, 9: DP
(RF) Murton, Matt 0-for-4 2: F4, 4: f3, 7: G6, 9: G6
(3B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-2 2: 1B, 4: F8, 7: BB
PR-LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3 2: F7, 5: f9, 7: G4
C Komiyama, Shinji 0-for-0
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-2 2: G4, 5: G6
PH-2B Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-1 7: F7
(P) Nomi, Atsushi 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G4
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
PH Shibata, Kohei 0-for-1 8: G3
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nomi, Atsushi, L 6 2/3 105 32 27 11 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 4 4 2.580
Fukuhara, Shinobu 1/3 12 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.229
Nishimura, Ken 1 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
8 129 37 31 11 0 3 4 0 2 0 0 4 4

Chunichi

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: 1B, 5: F3, 7: S2, 8: G6
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 2-for-3, 1 R 1: G4, 3: S1, 5: 1B (CS), 7: 1B
(3B-1B) Morino, Masahiko 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G3, 3: F6, 5: 1B, 7: G4
(1B) Blanco, Tony 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: G5, 5: G5, 7: 1B
PR-3B Donoue, Naomichi 0-for-0
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: F9, 4: 3B, 6: f3, 7: BB
P Asao, Takuya 0-for-0
P Iwase, Hitoki 0-for-0
(RF) Hirata, Ryosuke 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 7: BB
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: BB (BrO), 6: F8, 7: F6
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: G4
(P) Chen, Wei-Ying 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: G1
PH-LF Koike, Masaaki 0-for-1 7: BB (BrO), 8: F5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Chen, Wei-Ying, W 7 97 26 23 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.627
Asao, Takuya, H 1 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.610
Iwase, Hitoki, S 1 15 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.705
9 120 32 29 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Hirano hits a single to center. Yamato hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Toritani hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Arai hits into a 1-6-3 double play.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Blanco hits an infield single. Wada flies out to right. Hirata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Tanishige hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Ibata strikes out looking. Chen strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Wada hits a triple to center. Hirata flies out to right. Tanishige walks, runners on first and third. Ibata hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Chen bunts into a double play.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Komiyama is the new catcher; Yamato moves from second to third; Shunsuke takes over in left; Uemoto takes over at second.
Koike, pinch-hitting for Chen, walks and advances to second on sac bunt by Araki. Oshima hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Morino hits a grounder to second and Koike gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and second. Blanco hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Wada walks, bases loaded. N. Donoue enters the game as a pinch-runner for Blanco.
Pitching change: Fukuhara in for Nomi.
Hirata walks in a run, bases loaded. Tanishige flies out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Oshima. Morino flies out to short. Blanco grounds out to third.

Top of the 6th
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Hirano lines out to third. Yamato hits a double to left. Toritani strikes out looking. Arai grounds out to second.

Notes

To-Lucky turned 10 straight back-flips after the 7th inning.  Doala followed with successful back-flip with a twist.

Hanshin: The Tigers dropped their first game since 8/23 (vs Yomiuri).  Between the losses, they went 4-0-1.  At 4-6-1 with 1 game remaining, they are also guaranteed a losing record at Nagoya Dome this season. ... Nomi took the loss and dropped to 7-8, including 1-2 in 4 starts against Chunichi.  His 3-game winning streak also came to and end. ... Arai started at first for the first time since 10/2008.

Chunichi: Chen got the win and is now 6-7, including 3-1 in 4 starts against the Tigers.  Since his last loss on 7/27 vs Hanshin, Chen has gone 3-0 in 5 starts. ... Iwase saved his 23rd game of the year.

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