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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 – Chunichi Dragons 6 (September 23, 2011)

by on Sep.23, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 15:00
Potential Starters: Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 9-7, 2.54 - Maximo Nelson (CHU) 8-13, 2.45

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

Attendance: 34781 | Yakult leads series, 9-5-3 | Time: 2:59

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-5, 1 R 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: F6, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-4 1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 8: S1, 9: G1
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 2-for-3 1: G5, 3: 1B, 6: 1B
PH-LF Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-0 8: BB
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-3 2: F8, 3: F8, 6: SO, 8: BB
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 4: SO, 6: F9, 8: BB
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G5, 6: G6, 8: F8
(LF) Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: G6, 7: f7, 8: F7
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-4 2: SO, 5: 2B, 7: G1, 9: F4
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 0-for-1 3: G5, 5: S1
PH Whitesell, Josh 0-for-1 7: G4
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-0
SS Kawashima, Keizo 0-for-1 9: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori 6 86 22 20 2 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.556
Matsui, Kosuke 1 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.418
Kyuko, Kentaro, L 2/3 17 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.621
Oshimoto, Takehiko 1/3 24 4 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.072
8 137 34 31 7 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 6 6

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 2: F8, 5: F7, 8: 2B
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: G6, 6: F8, 8: 1B
(3B-1B) Morino, Masahiko 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: 2B
(1B) Blanco, Tony 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: F9, 6: F6, 8: 2B
PR Matsui, Masato 0-for-0, 1 R
3B Donoue, Naomichi 0-for-0
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 1-for-3, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 4: F3, 7: F7, 8: IBB
(RF) Hirata, Ryosuke 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: G1, 7: G5
P Asao, Takuya 0-for-0
PH Donoue, Takehiro 1-for-1, 1 RBI 8: 1B
P Suzuki, Yoshihiro 0-for-0
(LF) Matsui, Yusuke 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: F4
LF-RF Kuramoto, Hidenori 0-for-2 7: G5, 8: L6
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 1-for-3 2: 1B, 5: G3, 8: G6
(P) Nelson, Maximo 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: F4
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
LF Koike, Masaaki 0-for-1 8: f5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nelson, Maximo 7 1/3 100 29 27 7 1 5 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 2.455
Kobayashi, Masato 0/3 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.740
Asao, Takuya, W 2/3 12 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.493
Suzuki, Yoshihiro 1 13 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.982
9 131 38 33 8 1 5 3 0 2 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 1 hit
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Araki strikes out swinging. Ibata grounds out to second. Morino walks. Blanco walks, runners on first and second. Tanishige hits a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Hirata strikes out looking.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Hatakeyama flies out to center. Balentien hits a solo homer (28) to left. Miyamoto hits a single to right. Takeuchi flies out to right. Aikawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Aoki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka.
Pitching change: M. Kobayashi in for Nelson.
Iihara, pinch-hitting for Kawabata, walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Asao in for M. Kobayashi.
Defensive changes: Koike takes over in left; Hidenori moves from left to right.
Hatakeyama walks, bases loaded. Balentien walks in a run, bases loaded. Miyamoto flies out to center. Takeuchi flies out to left.

Bottom of the 8th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Kyuko on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: K. Kawashima takes over at short; Iihara takes over in left.
Oshima grounds out to short. Koike fouls out to third. Araki hits a double to left. Ibata hits an RBI single to center, runner to second. Morino hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: Oshimoto in for Kyuko.
Blanco hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. M. Matsui enters the game as a pinch-runner for Blanco. Tanishige gets an intentional walks, runners on first and second. T. Donoue, pinch-hitting for Asao, hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Hidenori lines out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Ishikawa grounds out to third. Aoki strikes out swinging. Tanaka hits a single to right. Kawabata hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hatakeyama flies out to center.

Top of the 5th
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Aikawa hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Ishikawa.
Defensive changes: Hidenori takes over in left.
Aoki flies out to short. Tanaka grounds out to second.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows dropped their 4th straight game. ... Kyuko got the loss in relief and is now 5-2.

Chunichi: The Dragons won their 4th in a row.  They are also 6-0-1 in their last 7 games at Nagoya Dome. ... Asao got the win in relief and improved to 4-2.