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Chunichi Dragons 5 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2 (September 3, 2011)

by on Sep.03, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Hiroshima Toyo Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 15:00
Potential Starters: Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 11-3, 1.74 - Kenta Maeda (HIR) 7-8, 2.78

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

Attendance: 21551 | Hiroshima leads series, 8-7-1 | Time: 3:26

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 3-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: BB, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 0-for-2, 1 RBI 1: S1, 3: SO, 5: S5, 6: S7, 8: G4
(RF) Nomoto, Kei 1-for-4, 1 R 1: f2, 3: SO, 5: E4, 6: 1B
PH-RF Hirata, Ryosuke 0-for-1 8: G6
(1B) Blanco, Tony 2-for-5, 1 R, 4 RBI 1: SO, 3: F8, 5: HR, 6: 1B, 9: G6
3B Donoue, Naomichi 0-for-0
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 1-for-5 2: SO, 4: 2B, 5: F8, 6: G6, 9: G1
P Iwase, Hitoki 0-for-0
(3B-1B) Morino, Masahiko 2-for-3 2: 1B, 4: L6, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 9: BB
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 5: G6, 7: S1, 9: G6
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 1-for-3, 1 R 2: F8, 4: IBB, 6: 2B, 7: G6
(P) Yoshimi, Kazuki 0-for-2 2: G3, 4: G4
PH Nakata, Ryoji 0-for-1 6: G1
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
PH Saeki, Takahiro 0-for-1 7: F9
P Hirai, Masafumi 0-for-0
P Asao, Takuya 0-for-0
LF Koike, Masaaki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshimi, Kazuki, W 5 72 20 18 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.744
Kobayashi, Masato 1 17 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.403
Hirai, Masafumi 1 8 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.263
Asao, Takuya, H 1 16 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.581
Iwase, Hitoki, S 1 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.871
9 126 34 32 5 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 2

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 1-for-4 1: F9, 3: E3, 5: G4, 8: 2B
(CF) Amaya, Soichiro 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: F7, 5: f5, 8: SO
(LF) Shima, Shigenobu 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HR, 3: F9, 6: G4, 8: SO
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: G1, 6: G1, 8: F8
(RF) Maru, Yoshihiro 0-for-2 2: G4, 4: BB, 6: F7
PH Akamatsu, Masato 0-for-1 9: F7
(3B) Ishii, Takuro 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: HR
PH Barden, Brian 0-for-1 9: G5
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 0-for-3 2: S2, 4: F9, 7: G5, 9: F8
(SS) Kimura, Shogo 1-for-3 2: G6, 5: 1B, 7: G5
(P) Alvarado, Giancarlo 0-for-1 3: F8
PH Matsumoto, Takaaki 0-for-1 5: SO
P Imai, Keisuke 0-for-0
PH Nakahigashi, Naoki 0-for-1 7: G6
P Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 0-for-0
P Umetsu, Tomohiro 0-for-0
P Aoki, Takahiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Alvarado, Giancarlo, L 5 93 25 20 6 1 5 3 0 2 0 0 3 2 2.779
Imai, Keisuke 2 45 11 9 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 4.909
Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 1 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Umetsu, Tomohiro 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.355
Aoki, Takahiro 1/3 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.916
9 164 43 35 11 1 5 4 0 3 0 0 5 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Higashide flies out to right. Amaya flies out to right. Shima hits a solo homer to right. Kurihara flies out to center.

Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 1 hit
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Araki walks and advances to second on sac bunt by Oshima. Nomoto reaches on fielding error (E4), runners on first and second. Blanco hits a 3-run homer to left. Wada flies out to center. Morino walks. Ibata grounds out to short.

Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Imai on the mound for Hiroshima
Tanishige hits a double to center. R. Nakata, pinch-hitting for Yoshimi, grounds out to the pitcher. Araki hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Oshima hits a sac fly to left, runner on first. Nomoto hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Blanco hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Wada grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Hirai on the mound for Chunichi
Ishii hits a solo homer to right. Ishihara grounds out to third. Kimura grounds out to third. Nakahigashi, pinch-hitting for Imai, grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Oshima. Nomoto fouls out to the catcher. Blanco strikes out swinging.

Top of the 2nd
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Wada strikes out swinging. Morino hits a single to right. Ibata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Tanishige flies out to center. Yoshimi grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 2nd
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Maru grounds out to second. Ishii hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishihara. Kimura grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Araki hits a double to left. Oshima strikes out swinging. Nomoto strikes out swinging. Blanco flies out to center.

Top of the 4th
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Wada hits a double to left. Morino lines out to short. Ibata strikes out swinging. Tanishige gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Yoshimi grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Kimura hits a single to center. Matsumoto, pinch-hitting for Alvarado, strikes out looking. Higashide grounds out to second, runner on second. Amaya fouls out to third.

Top of the 7th
Imai on the mound for Hiroshima
Morino hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ibata. Tanishige grounds out to short. Saeki, pinch-hitting for M. Kobayashi, flies out to right.

Bottom of the 8th
Asao on the mound for Chunichi
Defensive changes: Hirata takes over in right.
Higashide hits a double to right. Amaya strikes out looking. Shima strikes out swinging. Kurihara flies out to center.

Notes

Chunichi: The Dragons are now 2-0-1 since their last loss on 8/30 (vs Hanshin).  They also picked up their 50th victory of the year. ... Yoshimi won his 4th straight start and improved to 12-3, including 4-0 in 4 starts against Hiroshima. ... Iwase saved his 24th game of the year.  He also became the first pitcher in NPB history to record 300 saves.

Hiroshima: The Carp dropped their 2nd game in a row. ... Alvarado took the loss and dropped to 2-5, including 0-1 in 2 starts against the Dragons.  He's now also 0-5 in his last 10 starts at Mazda Stadium.