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Which Way to the Pennant?


Tokyo Giants* vs Kansas City & Orix

by "Sayonara" Shuto
Union League correspondent
Tokyo Yakyu

Shigeo NagashimaThe first 8 games of 2006 found the Tokyo Team flying high and courting first place tied with new division rival Kansas City. The Opening Away Series had been concluded with a successful 4-3 mark, and the Home Opener had been won against Kansas City, 5-1. Game Number 9, however, seemed to bring the Giants* crashing back to reality in a number of ways. An ominous feeling swept through the Tokyo clubhouse when an easy grounder went through the legs of Mr. Baseball, Shigeo Nagashima (.909 Fldg Pct, 4 Errors), at third, and allowed the Monarchs to load the bases with no outs in the 8th inning. It should have been a double play that wiped out any threat of scoring, but it ended up, after the next three batters made outs, that the go-ahead and winning run had scored on a soft grounder to Shigeru Chiba (.224, 3 HR, 5 RBI) at second base on the out that should have been number three of the inning. Unfortunately, it was only Out Number Two, now. That was Game #9, 4-2, Kansas City.

Fumio FujimuraIn the KC series finale at Korakuen Kyojo, Tokyo ace Masaichi Kaneda (1-2, 4.63)  pulled up lame on the second batter of the second inning trying to get out of the way of a sharp single up the middle by Carl Yastrzemski. Kaneda left with two men on base, and both eventually scored. That was the harkening bell for what was to come, for even though Bozo Wakabayashi (0-0, 9.00), he of the Rainbow Coloured Pitching and 2005 Union League ERA Crown, came in set to finish the game . . . getting through that second inning was tough. Five Kansas City runners crossed home plate that inning, and 4 more through the rest of the game. Kaneda was tagged with the loss, and he will miss 10 days, or more, because of his injury. Wakabayashi ended up allowing 7 runs to score in 5 innings of pitching, 5 of the Runs were Earned, keeping his ERA at 9.00 for the season. It was not a pretty performance, but Wakabayashi is slated to replace Kaneda in the rotation for the duration nonetheless. Sub third baseman Fumio Fujimura (.417, 2 HR, 3 RBI) pinch-hit a home run in the 8th to give Tokyo their first run of the game, and their second scored on a groundout by catcher Katsuya Nomura (.167, 2 RBI) in the 9th. But that was too little, too late. Even a strong performance by Kazuhiro "The Beast" Sasaki (3 IP, 1 Hit, 3 K, 2 W, 0 Runs) could not lift the pall that hung over the stadium.
Fumio Fujimura did, however, put a question mark on the issue of who should play third base on this team. Mr. Baseball had a miserable 2005 campaign, and hasn't shown enough difference so far in 2006 to quiet his critics. His continuing episodes of perilous play have many questioning why he still has a spot in the lineup other than his immense popularity with the fans. Who's running this team anyway, the fans or the manager? Which way to the pennant? That Fujimura is giving his all for the team and deserves a break.

Iron Man Brown Game #11 continued the Home Stand, but now the Giants* entertained fellow Japanese franchise and division rivals, the Orix Blue Wave. Jiro Noguchi (0-2, 6.00) went up against Lefty Gomez (0-1, 2.51) but neither was around for the finish. In fact, Lefty left with an injury in the 8th inning and is not expected back for at least 10 days. Carlos Delgado (.294, 3 HR, 5 RBI) pulled one down the left-field line against Yutaka Enatsu (0-0, 2.08, 1 Sv) in the 9th to deadlock the score at 3-all. Each team used four relief pitchers to get to the 12th inng, where Iron Man Brown (.167, 1 HR, 1 RBI) lofted a long one over the fence in right field for his first hit of 2006. That proved to be the winner for Mark Eichorn (2-0, 1.29, 2 Sv) and the Blue Wave. The motivating force for the Giants* in this game was Fumio Fujimura who was getting a start at 3rd base while Shigeo Nagashima patrolled left field. Fumio went 3-6, and smashed a one-out double in the bottom of the 12th with the Tokyo Team down by one. But Kaoru Betto (.362, 1 HR, 11 RBI) came out of a 7-pitch battle with Chuck Finley to ground out to Cal Ripken Jr. (.982 Fldg Pct, 1 E) at short, and Sachio Kinugasa (.154, 1 HR, 2 RBI) stranded Fumio on third base, and ended the game, with a pop out to Iron Man Brown.


Shigeru SugishitaThe Giants* bopped over to Green Stadium for Game #  12 to play the Blue Wave on their home turf to begin a 4-game away set before starting a 5-game rematch against the Red Caps. A sloppy performance by Tokyo starting pitcher, Shigeru Sugishita (6 IP, 7 H, 5 W, 4 ER, 2 K), was overshadowed a disastrous outing by Orix Ace, Hideo Fujimoto (2.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER). A fine day at the plate by beleaguered Shigeo Nagashima (3-5, 4 RBI, 1 2B, 1 HR) boosted the Tokyo offense, as he contributed to Fujimoto's (1-1, 6.35) demise by tagging the fellow countryman for an RBI double and a 3-run homer. Shigeo may be showing some life, and that faint spark may be enough to keep Fumio Fujimura polishing the pine bench for a while longer. One thing is for certain, these 3 hits will keep Nagashima in the lineup for the next game at the very least. Also providing some timely hits in this game was Tetsuharu Kawakami (3-5, 2 RBI) and Kaoru Betto (3-5, 1 RBI). Both players are having a very fine April so far, and their continued strong play bodes well for the team's future. Yutaka Ono (1-0, 2.25, 1 Sv) came in for the 3-inning Save, allowing only a single baserunner, and that on a 5-pitch Walk to Cap Anson (.250, 1 HR, 3 RBI). Shigeru Sugishita came out the far end with a win, and now has a 3.38 ERA. He is currently flying high, tied with 4 other Union League pitchers, and 1 Legends League pitcher, with
a perfect 3-0 won-loss record.

Box Scores



4/13/2005, KCU06-TGU06, Korakuen Kyujo (1952-87)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2006 Monarchs 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 1 7 0
2006 Giants* 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2 9 1

Monarchs AB R H BI AVG Giants* AB R H BI AVG
Jethroe cf 4 1 0 1 .167 Yonamine lf 4 0 0 0 .351
Robinson,J 3b 4 0 0 0 .306 Chiba 2b 5 0 0 0 .216
Ott rf 3 0 0 0 .382 Kawakami 1b 4 0 0 0 .360
Terry,B 1b 4 1 1 0 .436 Matsui,H cf 2 2 2 1 .353
Yastrzemski lf 3 0 1 0 .303 Betto rf 3 0 1 0 .382
Evans,Dw ph 0 0 0 0 .000 Nagashima 3b 4 0 1 1 .211
Gore ph 1 0 0 1 .333 Kinugasa c 3 0 1 0 .250
Smith,D p 0 0 0 0 .000 Hirose ph 0 0 0 0 .250
Chacon ss 4 0 0 0 .216 Yoshida ss 3 0 0 0 .226
Garcia,S 2b 2 1 1 2 .333 Fujimura ph 1 0 0 0 .250
Hack ph 1 1 1 0 .333 Suzuki,K p 3 0 0 0 .000
Ewing,Bu c 4 0 2 0 .400 Enatsu p 0 0 0 0 .000
Stanley,B p 2 0 0 0 .000 Takatsu p 0 0 0 0 .000
Cepeda,O ph 1 0 0 0 .000 Ono p 0 0 0 0 .000
Lee,T p 0 0 0 0 .000 Katori p 0 0 0 0 .000
Crowder p 0 0 0 0 .000 Yamamoto, K ph 0 0 0 0 .000
Jones,Re ph 1 0 0 0 .400 32 2 5 2
34 4 6 4

Monarchs INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA
Stanley,B 6.0 5 2 2 1 0 76 53 1.80
Lee,T W 1-1 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 14 10 6.75
Crowder H 1 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 9 5 0.00
Smith,D S 3 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 21 9 5.40
9.0 5 2 2 6 0 120 77

Giants* INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA
Suzuki,K L 0-1 7.0 4 3 2 3 8 108 66 5.25
Enatsu 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 7 5 0.00
Takatsu 0.2 2 1 0 0 0 12 7 0.00
Ono 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4.50
Katori 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0.00
9.0 6 4 2 3 9 134 83

KCU: Cepeda,O batted for Stanley,B in the 7th
Evans,Dw batted for Yastrzemski in the 8th
Gore batted for Evans,Dw in the 8th
Jethroe moved to lf in the 8th
Gore moved to cf in the 8th
Hack batted for Garcia,S in the 9th
Jones,Re batted for Crowder in the 9th
Jethroe moved to cf in the 9th
Robinson,J moved to 2b in the 9th
Hack moved to 3b in the 9th
Jones,Re moved to lf in the 9th
TGU: Hirose batted for Kinugasa in the 9th
Fujimura batted for Yoshida in the 9th
Yamamoto, K batted for Katori in the 9th

E-Gore, Betto, Nagashima. 2B-Terry,B, Matsui,H, Betto. HR-Garcia,S(1),
Matsui,H(2). SB-Jethroe(1). CS-Yamamoto, K. K-Jethroe 2, Ott, Terry,B 2,
Garcia,S, Ewing,Bu, Stanley,B 2. BB-Robinson,J, Ott, Garcia,S, Yonamine,
Matsui,H 2, Betto, Hirose, Yamamoto, K. SF-Jethroe. PB-Kinugasa.
GWRBI: Gore
Temperature: 58, Sky: clear, Wind: out to left at 10 MPH.

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4/13/2005, KCU06-TGU06, Korakuen Kyujo (1952-87)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2006 Monarchs 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 1 7 0
2006 Giants* 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2 9 1

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Monarchs batting
0-0 0 --- 12 Jethroe struck out (CBCS)
0-0 1 --- 00 Robinson,J grounded out to short (X)
0-0 2 --- 32 Ott walked (SBFBBB)
0-0 2 1-- 11 Terry,B grounded to third, forcing Ott at second (CBX)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Giants* batting
0-0 0 --- 00 Yonamine popped out on a bunt to the mound (Xb)
0-0 1 --- 01 Chiba grounded out to second (CX)
0-0 2 --- 12 Kawakami grounded out to first (BCFFFFFFX)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Monarchs batting
0-0 0 --- 00 Yastrzemski lined a single to left (X)
0-0 0 1-- 02 Chacon grounded out to short, Yastrzemski to second (CFX)
0-0 1 -2- 31 Garcia,S walked (CBBBB)
0-0 1 12- 22 Ewing,Bu struck out (CFBBS)
0-0 2 12- 22 Stanley,B struck out (BBFFS)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Giants* batting
0-0 0 --- 00 Matsui,H homered deep to left (X)
0-1 0 --- 12 Betto grounded out to second (BFFX)
0-1 1 --- 00 Nagashima lined a single up the middle (X)
0-1 1 1-- 22 Kinugasa grounded a single up the middle, Nagashima to
second (1C1BFBFX)
0-1 1 12- 00 Yoshida flied out to center (>X)
0-1 2 12- 22 Suzuki,K popped out to third (BBCCFX)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Monarchs batting
0-1 0 --- 00 Jethroe grounded out to second (X)
0-1 1 --- 32 Robinson,J grounded out to second (FCBBBX)
0-1 2 --- 11 Ott grounded out to third (CBX)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Giants* batting
0-1 0 --- 01 Yonamine grounded out to first (FbX)
0-1 1 --- 32 Chiba flied out to center (CBBFBX)
0-1 2 --- 00 Kawakami grounded out to third (X)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Monarchs batting
0-1 0 --- 10 Terry,B lined a double to right center (BX)
0-1 0 -2- 11 Yastrzemski grounded out to third (CBX)
0-1 1 -2- 12 Chacon grounded out to first, Terry,B to third (BFCX)
0-1 2 --3 00 Garcia,S homered deep to right, Terry,B scored (X)
2-1 2 --- 21 Ewing,Bu grounded out to short (BBFX)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Giants* batting
2-1 0 --- 32 Matsui,H walked (CBBFFBB)
2-1 0 1-- 11 Betto lined a double to left center, Matsui,H to third
(B11CX)
2-1 0 -23 10 Nagashima grounded out to third, Matsui,H scored, Betto
to third (BX)
2-2 1 --3 00 Kinugasa grounded out to second (X)
2-2 2 --3 12 Yoshida grounded out to third (FSBX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Monarchs batting
2-2 0 --- 02 Stanley,B struck out (SSS)
2-2 1 --- 11 Jethroe grounded out to third (BCX)
2-2 2 --- 10 Robinson,J flied out to center (BX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Giants* batting
2-2 0 --- 21 Suzuki,K grounded out to short (BBSX)
2-2 1 --- 00 Yonamine grounded out to first (X)
2-2 2 --- 11 Chiba grounded out to short (CBX)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Monarchs batting
2-2 0 --- 32 Ott struck out (BCCBBS)
2-2 1 --- 22 Terry,B struck out (CFBFBC)
2-2 2 --- 32 Yastrzemski flied out to right (BBFFFBFX)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Giants* batting
2-2 0 --- 11 Kawakami grounded out to second (BSX)
2-2 1 --- 21 Matsui,H grounded a double down the third base line (CBBX)
2-2 1 -2- 11 Betto grounded out to short (FBX)
2-2 2 -2- 00 Nagashima flied out to left (X)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Monarchs batting
2-2 0 --- 11 Chacon flied out to right (BFX)
2-2 1 --- 32 Garcia,S struck out (BBCBFS)
2-2 2 --- 12 Ewing,Bu reached on an infield single to short (CFBX)
Cepeda,O pinch hitting for Stanley,B
2-2 2 1-- 01 Cepeda,O grounded to third, forcing Ewing,Bu at second
(1CX)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Giants* batting
Lee,T now pitching
2-2 0 --- 00 Kinugasa grounded out to third (X)
2-2 1 --- 00 Yoshida grounded out to short (X)
2-2 2 --- 01 Suzuki,K grounded out to third (SX)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Monarchs batting
2-2 0 --- 02 Jethroe struck out, strike three was a passed ball
charged to Kinugasa, Jethroe to first (CSS)
2-2 0 1-- 10 Jethroe stole second (Bp11>Bp)
2-2 0 -2- 31 Robinson,J walked (Bp11>Bp.BCB)
Enatsu now pitching
2-2 0 12- 11 Jethroe to third, Robinson,J to second, Ott to first on
an error by the third baseman Nagashima (2BCX)
2-2 0 123 12 Terry,B struck out (CCBS)
Evans,Dw pinch hitting for Yastrzemski
Takatsu now pitching
Gore pinch hitting for Evans,Dw
2-2 1 123 20 Gore grounded out to second, Jethroe scored, Robinson,J
to third, Ott to second (BBX)
3-2 2 -23 12 Chacon flied out to center (FSBX)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Giants* batting
Jethroe moved to left field
Gore moved to center field
3-2 0 --- 01 Yonamine bunted into an out to the catcher (FbXb)
3-2 1 --- 01 Chiba to second on an error by the center fielder Gore
(CX)
3-2 1 -2- 01 Kawakami flied out to left, Chiba to third (CX)
3-2 2 --3 30 Matsui,H walked (BBBB)
Crowder now pitching
3-2 2 1-3 32 Betto walked, Matsui,H to second (CBFBFB>B)
3-2 2 123 01 Nagashima grounded to short, forcing Betto at second (CX)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Monarchs batting
Hack pinch hitting for Garcia,S
3-2 0 --- 00 Hack reached on an infield single to short (X)
3-2 0 1-- 21 Ewing,Bu lined a single between third and short, Hack to
second (CBBX)
Jones,Re pinch hitting for Crowder
Ono now pitching
3-2 0 12- 10 Jones,Re flied out to center, Hack to third (2BX)
Katori now pitching
3-2 1 1-3 11 Hack scored, Ewing,Bu to second, Jethroe to first on an
error by the right fielder Betto (CBX)
4-2 1 12- 01 Robinson,J bunted into a double play, Nagashima to
Yoshida to Nagashima, Ewing,Bu out at second (FbXb)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Giants* batting
Jethroe moved to center field
Robinson,J moved to second base
Smith,D now pitching
Hack moved to third base
Jones,Re moved to left field
Hirose pinch hitting for Kinugasa
4-2 0 --- 32 Hirose walked (BFCBFBB)
Fujimura pinch hitting for Yoshida
4-2 0 1-- 00 Fujimura popped out to short (X)
Yamamoto, K pinch hitting for Katori
4-2 1 1-- 32 Yamamoto, K walked, Hirose to second (CSBBBFB)
4-2 1 12- 00 Yamamoto, K was caught stealing second, Hirose to third
(>B)
4-2 2 --3 30 Yonamine walked (>B.BBB)
4-2 2 1-3 01 Chiba grounded out to second (CX)
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4/14/2005, KCU06-TGU06, Korakuen Kyujo (1952-87)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2006 Monarchs 0 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 10 1 7 0
2006 Giants* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 3 5 0

Monarchs AB R H BI AVG Giants* AB R H BI AVG
Jethroe cf 4 2 1 3 .174 Yonamine lf 2 0 1 0 .359
Robinson,J 3b 4 1 1 1 .300 Noguchi ph 2 0 0 0 .286
Ott rf 4 0 1 2 .368 Chiba 2b 2 0 0 0 .205
Jones,Re rf 1 0 0 0 .333 Kinugasa ph 2 0 0 0 .222
Terry,B 1b 3 1 0 0 .405 Kawakami 1b 3 1 0 0 .321
Cepeda,O ph 1 0 0 0 .000 Matsui,H cf 2 0 1 0 .361
Yastrzemski lf 3 0 1 0 .306 Yamamoto, K ph 1 0 0 0 .000
Evans,Dw ph 1 0 0 0 .000 Betto rf 2 0 0 0 .361
Chacon ss 4 1 2 1 .244 Hirose ph 2 0 1 0 .333
Ewing,Bu c 5 1 2 1 .400 Nomura,Ka c 4 0 1 1 .100
Garcia,S 2b 3 1 0 0 .250 Nagashima 3b 2 0 0 0 .200
Hiramatsu p 4 2 2 1 .250 Fujimura ph 2 1 1 1 .333
37 9 10 9 Yoshida ss 3 0 0 0 .206
Kaneda p 0 0 0 0 .000
Wakabayashi p 1 0 0 0 .000
Yoneda ph 1 0 0 0 .000
Sasaki,K p 1 0 0 0 .000
32 2 5 2

Monarchs INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA
Hiramatsu W 1-0 9.0 5 2 2 2 2 93 61 4.32
9.0 5 2 2 2 2 93 61

Giants* INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA
Kaneda L 1-2 1.0 1 2 2 1 0 16 7 4.63
Wakabayashi 5.0 8 7 5 2 1 88 50 9.00
Sasaki,K 3.0 1 0 0 2 3 49 27 0.00
9.0 10 9 7 5 4 153 84

KCU: Jones,Re inserted at rf in the 6th
Evans,Dw batted for Yastrzemski in the 7th
Jones,Re moved to lf in the 7th
Evans,Dw moved to rf in the 7th
Cepeda,O batted for Terry,B in the 8th
Cepeda,O moved to 1b in the 8th
TGU: Yoneda batted for Wakabayashi in the 6th
Noguchi batted for Yonamine in the 6th
Kinugasa batted for Chiba in the 6th
Noguchi moved to lf in the 7th
Kinugasa moved to 2b in the 7th
Yamamoto, K batted for Matsui,H in the 7th
Hirose batted for Betto in the 7th
Yamamoto, K moved to cf in the 8th
Hirose moved to rf in the 8th
Fujimura batted for Nagashima in the 8th
Fujimura moved to 3b in the 9th

E-Jethroe, Chiba, Nagashima, Yoshida. 2B-Jethroe, Robinson,J, Ott, Chacon.
3B-Matsui,H. HR-Chacon(4), Hiramatsu(1), Fujimura(2). SB-Jethroe(2).
CS-Yonamine. K-Chacon 2, Garcia,S, Hiramatsu, Kinugasa, Sasaki,K. BB-Jethroe,
Robinson,J, Terry,B, Garcia,S, Evans,Dw, Kawakami, Yamamoto, K. SH-Chacon.
GWRBI: Ewing,Bu
Masaichi Kaneda was injured for this game and 10 more days
Temperature: 72, Sky: clear, Wind: in from right at 8 MPH.

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4/14/2005, KCU06-TGU06, Korakuen Kyujo (1952-87)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2006 Monarchs 0 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 10 1 7 0
2006 Giants* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 3 5 0

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Monarchs batting
0-0 0 --- 32 Jethroe flied out to left (BFBFBX)
0-0 1 --- 00 Robinson,J flied out to left (X)
0-0 2 --- 21 Ott grounded out to second (BBSX)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Giants* batting
0-0 0 --- 00 Yonamine bunted for a single (Xb)
0-0 0 1-- 00 Yonamine was caught stealing second (>C)
0-0 1 --- 01 Chiba grounded out to third (>C.X)
0-0 2 --- 11 Kawakami grounded out to first (CBX)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Monarchs batting
0-0 0 --- 30 Terry,B walked (BBBB)
0-0 0 1-- 00 Yastrzemski grounded a single up the middle, Terry,B to
second (1X)
Kaneda left the game with an injury
Wakabayashi now pitching
0-0 0 12- 00 Chacon sacrifice bunted to the mound, Terry,B to third,
Yastrzemski to second (Xb)
0-0 1 -23 10 Ewing,Bu grounded a single between third and short,
Terry,B scored, Yastrzemski to third (BX)
1-0 1 1-3 30 Garcia,S walked, Ewing,Bu to second (BBBB)
1-0 1 123 00 Hiramatsu grounded to second, forcing Yastrzemski at
home, Ewing,Bu to third, Garcia,S to second, Hiramatsu
to first (X)
1-0 2 123 21 Jethroe lined a double to right center, Ewing,Bu scored,
Garcia,S scored, Hiramatsu scored, Jethroe to third on
an error by the second baseman Chiba (BBSX)
4-0 2 --3 11 Robinson,J lined a double to left center, Jethroe scored
(BCX)
5-0 2 -2- 00 Ott grounded out to second (X)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Giants* batting
5-0 0 --- 11 Matsui,H popped out to short (CBX)
5-0 1 --- 10 Betto flied out to center (BX)
5-0 2 --- 10 Nomura,Ka grounded out to second (BX)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Monarchs batting
5-0 0 --- 00 Terry,B grounded out to third (X)
5-0 1 --- 22 Yastrzemski grounded out to third (BCFBX)
5-0 2 --- 10 Chacon homered deep to left (BX)
6-0 2 --- 32 Ewing,Bu grounded out to first (BBSBSX)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Giants* batting
6-0 0 --- 32 Nagashima grounded out to short (FBBFBX)
6-0 1 --- 01 Yoshida flied out to right (FX)
6-0 2 --- 00 Wakabayashi to first on an error by the center fielder
Jethroe (X)
6-0 2 1-- 11 Yonamine grounded to third, forcing Wakabayashi at second
(CBX)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Monarchs batting
6-0 0 --- 01 Garcia,S flied out to left (CX)
6-0 1 --- 11 Hiramatsu lined a single to left center (CBX)
6-0 1 1-- 10 Jethroe grounded to third, forcing Hiramatsu at second,
Jethroe to first (1BX)
6-0 2 1-- 00 Jethroe stole second (1>B)
6-0 2 -2- 12 Jethroe to third, Robinson,J to first on an error by the
third baseman Nagashima (1>B.CFFX)
6-0 2 1-3 21 Ott doubled deep to left center, Jethroe scored,
Robinson,J scored (BSBX)
8-0 2 -2- 12 Terry,B lined out to right (FBCX)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Giants* batting
8-0 0 --- 00 Chiba flied out to left (X)
8-0 1 --- 22 Kawakami flied out to left (CCBFBX)
8-0 2 --- 00 Matsui,H lined a triple to right center (X)
8-0 2 --3 02 Betto popped out to first (CSX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Monarchs batting
8-0 0 --- 11 Yastrzemski grounded out to second (CBX)
8-0 1 --- 20 Chacon doubled deep to left (BBX)
8-0 1 -2- 21 Ewing,Bu flied out to left (B2BpCX)
8-0 2 -2- 32 Garcia,S struck out (BBCBFS)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Giants* batting
8-0 0 --- 31 Nomura,Ka flied out to right (BCBBX)
8-0 1 --- 10 Nagashima grounded out to third (BX)
8-0 2 --- 31 Yoshida flied out to center (BBBCX)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Monarchs batting
8-0 0 --- 11 Hiramatsu homered deep down the left-field line (BSX)
9-0 0 --- 12 Jethroe grounded out to short (CBFFX)
9-0 1 --- 31 Robinson,J walked (BCBBB)
9-0 1 1-- 31 Ott flied out to left (BBCBX)
9-0 2 1-- 12 Terry,B flied out to right (BFSX)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Giants* batting
Jones,Re now playing right field
Yoneda pinch hitting for Wakabayashi
9-0 0 --- 12 Yoneda grounded out to short (CSBX)
Noguchi pinch hitting for Yonamine
9-0 1 --- 00 Noguchi grounded out to short (X)
Kinugasa pinch hitting for Chiba
9-0 2 --- 01 Kinugasa popped out to second (CX)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Monarchs batting
Noguchi moved to left field
Kinugasa moved to second base
Sasaki,K now pitching
Evans,Dw pinch hitting for Yastrzemski
9-0 0 --- 32 Evans,Dw walked (SBSBBB)
9-0 0 1-- 02 Chacon struck out (FSS)
9-0 1 1-- 32 Ewing,Bu grounded a single up the middle, Evans,Dw to
second (BBBCFX)
9-0 1 12- 11 Garcia,S grounded to third, forcing Ewing,Bu at second,
Evans,Dw to third, Garcia,S to first (BCX)
9-0 2 1-3 12 Hiramatsu struck out (SSBS)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Giants* batting
Jones,Re moved to left field
Evans,Dw moved to right field
9-0 0 --- 00 Kawakami grounded out to short (X)
Yamamoto, K pinch hitting for Matsui,H
9-0 1 --- 32 Yamamoto, K walked (BCBSBB)
Hirose pinch hitting for Betto
9-0 1 1-- 12 Hirose grounded to short, forcing Yamamoto, K at second,
Hirose to first (CBCX)
9-0 2 1-- 00 Nomura,Ka grounded out to the mound (X)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Monarchs batting
Yamamoto, K moved to center field
Hirose moved to right field
9-0 0 --- 30 Jethroe walked (BBBB)
9-0 0 1-- 00 Robinson,J flied out to center (X)
9-0 1 1-- 32 Jones,Re grounded to short, forcing Jethroe at second,
Jones,Re to second on an error by the shortstop Yoshida
(SBSFFBBX)
Cepeda,O pinch hitting for Terry,B
9-0 2 -2- 21 Cepeda,O grounded out to third (BBCX)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Giants* batting
Cepeda,O moved to first base
Fujimura pinch hitting for Nagashima
9-0 0 --- 00 Fujimura homered deep to center (X)
9-1 0 --- 00 Yoshida flied out to right (X)
9-1 1 --- 22 Sasaki,K struck out (CCBFBS)
9-1 2 --- 12 Noguchi popped out to short (BCSX)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Monarchs batting
Fujimura moved to third base
9-1 0 --- 00 Evans,Dw grounded out to second (X)
9-1 1 --- 22 Chacon struck out (CSBBC)
9-1 2 --- 21 Ewing,Bu flied out to right (BSBX)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Giants* batting
9-1 0 --- 02 Kinugasa struck out (SSS)
9-1 1 --- 30 Kawakami walked (BBBB)
9-1 1 1-- 00 Yamamoto, K popped out to the catcher (X)
9-1 2 1-- 11 Hirose lined a single up the middle, Kawakami to second
(BFX)
9-1 2 12- 10 Nomura,Ka grounded a single up the middle, Kawakami
scored, Hirose to second (BX)
9-2 2 12- 00 Fujimura grounded to short, forcing Nomura,Ka at second
(X)
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4/15/2005, BWU06-TGU06, Korakuen Kyujo (1952-87)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E LOB DP
2006 Blue Wave 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 9 0 6 2
2006 Giants* 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 11 0

Blue Wave AB R H BI AVG Giants* AB R H BI AVG
Dreke cf 4 0 0 0 .205 Hirose cf 6 1 2 0 .333
Anson 3b 4 0 1 0 .243 Chiba 2b 5 1 1 2 .205
Devlin 3b 0 0 0 0 .000 Fujimura 3b 6 0 3 1 .417
Roush lf 5 1 1 2 .120 Betto rf 6 0 1 0 .333
Bonds,Bo rf 5 0 0 0 .158 Kinugasa 1b 4 0 0 0 .182
Delgado 1b 5 1 2 1 .290 Nagashima lf 5 0 1 0 .200
Ripken ss 5 0 1 0 .366 Furuta c 2 0 0 0 .105
Tatsunami 2b 3 0 1 0 .368 Kawakami ph 0 0 0 0 .321
Toyoda ph 1 0 0 0 .154 Nomura,Ka c 1 0 0 0 .091
Pratt 2b 1 0 0 0 .333 Yoshida ss 3 0 0 0 .189
Crandall c 4 0 1 0 .094 Noguchi p 1 1 0 0 .250
Cuellar p 0 0 0 0 .000 Yamamoto, K ph 0 0 0 0 .000
Eichhorn p 0 0 0 0 .000 Ono p 0 0 0 0 .000
Justice ph 1 0 0 0 .500 Enatsu p 0 0 0 0 .000
Finley,C p 0 0 0 0 .000 Yonamine ph 0 0 0 0 .359
Gomez p 2 1 1 0 .250 Takatsu p 0 0 0 0 .000
Bedrosian p 0 0 0 0 .000 Matsui,H ph 0 0 0 0 .361
Brown,I.M. c 2 1 1 1 .167 Katori p 0 0 0 0 .000
42 4 9 4 39 3 8 3

Blue Wave INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA
Gomez 7.1 6 3 3 4 3 115 65 2.51
Bedrosian 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 13 5 2.45
Cuellar 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 7 3 4.91
Eichhorn W 2-0 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 42 21 0.79
Finley,C S 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 19 12 0.00
12.0 8 3 3 9 4 196 106

Giants* INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA
Noguchi 7.0 5 2 2 2 3 103 63 6.00
Ono H 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 8 7 3.60
Enatsu BS 1 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 17 12 2.08
Takatsu 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 25 19 0.00
Katori L 0-1 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 13 10 3.38
12.0 9 4 4 2 7 166 111

BWU: Toyoda batted for Tatsunami in the 9th
Pratt inserted at 2b in the 9th
Brown,I.M. inserted at c in the 9th
Justice batted for Eichhorn in the 12th
Devlin inserted at 3b in the 12th
TGU: Yamamoto, K batted for Noguchi in the 7th
Kawakami batted for Furuta in the 9th
Yonamine batted for Enatsu in the 9th
Nomura,Ka inserted at c in the 10th
Matsui,H batted for Takatsu in the 11th

2B-Delgado, Tatsunami, Fujimura, Nagashima. 3B-Hirose. HR-Roush(1),
Delgado(3), Brown,I.M.(1), Chiba(3). CS-Betto. K-Dreke 2, Roush, Delgado,
Gomez, Brown,I.M., Justice, Hirose, Chiba, Kinugasa, Nagashima. BB-Dreke 2,
Chiba, Kinugasa 2, Furuta, Yoshida, Noguchi, Kawakami, Yonamine, Matsui,H.
SH-Anson, Gomez, Yoshida, Yamamoto, K. WP-Gomez.
GWRBI: Brown,I.M.
Lefty Gomez was injured for this game and 11 more days
Temperature: 69, Sky: clear, Wind: out to right at 8 MPH.

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4/15/2005, BWU06-TGU06, Korakuen Kyujo (1952-87)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E LOB DP
2006 Blue Wave 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 9 0 6 2
2006 Giants* 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 11 0

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Blue Wave batting
0-0 0 --- 21 Dreke flied out to right (BBCX)
0-0 1 --- 32 Anson grounded out to third (CBBBSFFFFX)
0-0 2 --- 11 Roush homered deep to right center (CBX)
1-0 2 --- 12 Bonds,Bo grounded out to third (BSSX)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Giants* batting
1-0 0 --- 22 Hirose lined a single to left center, Hirose out at
second (BCBCX)
1-0 1 --- 30 Chiba walked (BBBB)
1-0 1 1-- 32 Fujimura lined out to short (BBSFBX)
1-0 2 1-- 32 Betto grounded out to second (BCBBF>F>X)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Blue Wave batting
1-0 0 --- 32 Delgado struck out (BBFBFS)
1-0 1 --- 32 Ripken grounded out to short (BCSBBX)
1-0 2 --- 22 Tatsunami grounded a double down the third base line
(FFBBX)
1-0 2 -2- 00 Crandall popped out to first (X)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Giants* batting
1-0 0 --- 32 Kinugasa struck out (BFBBCS)
1-0 1 --- 00 Nagashima grounded a double down the third base line (X)
1-0 1 -2- 31 Furuta walked (BBBCB)
1-0 1 12- 00 Yoshida popped out to left (>X)
1-0 2 12- 11 Noguchi grounded out to short (CBX)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Blue Wave batting
1-0 0 --- 12 Gomez lined a single between third and short (CCBX)
1-0 0 1-- 31 Dreke walked, Gomez to second (CBBBbB)
1-0 0 12- 11 Anson sacrifice bunted to third, Gomez to third, Dreke to
second (CBbXb)
1-0 1 -23 12 Roush grounded out to second, Gomez scored, Dreke to
third (BCSFX)
2-0 2 --3 01 Bonds,Bo grounded out to second (SX)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Giants* batting
2-0 0 --- 32 Hirose tripled deep to left center (BBSFFBFX)
2-0 0 --3 02 Chiba struck out (CSS)
2-0 1 --3 00 Fujimura lined a single to shallow left, Hirose scored (X)
2-1 1 1-- 00 Betto grounded into a double play, Gomez to Tatsunami to
Delgado (X)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Blue Wave batting
2-1 0 --- 11 Delgado grounded out to short (CBX)
2-1 1 --- 11 Ripken grounded out to third (SBX)
2-1 2 --- 00 Tatsunami flied out to left (X)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Giants* batting
2-1 0 --- 32 Kinugasa lined out to second (BCSBBFX)
2-1 1 --- 31 Nagashima grounded out to short (BBFBX)
2-1 2 --- 21 Furuta lined out to short (BBCX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Blue Wave batting
2-1 0 --- 00 Crandall grounded out to second (X)
2-1 1 --- 02 Gomez struck out (CSS)
2-1 2 --- 31 Dreke walked (BCBBB)
2-1 2 1-- 20 Anson grounded a single up the middle, Dreke to second
(BBX)
2-1 2 12- 31 Roush grounded to short, forcing Anson at second (B2BCBX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Giants* batting
2-1 0 --- 00 Yoshida grounded out to second (X)
2-1 1 --- 32 Noguchi walked (FBCBBFB)
2-1 1 1-- 11 Gomez threw a wild pitch, Noguchi to second (BFB)
2-1 1 -2- 22 Hirose struck out (BFB.FFFC)
2-1 2 -2- 21 Chiba homered deep to left, Noguchi scored (BBCX)
2-3 2 --- 01 Fujimura reached on an infield single to first (CX)
2-3 2 1-- 00 Betto grounded out to second (X)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Blue Wave batting
2-3 0 --- 22 Bonds,Bo flied out to left (BFBSX)
2-3 1 --- 20 Delgado lined out to left (BBX)
2-3 2 --- 00 Ripken grounded out to short (X)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Giants* batting
2-3 0 --- 01 Kinugasa lined out to right (FX)
2-3 1 --- 22 Nagashima flied out to center (BCSBX)
2-3 2 --- 21 Furuta grounded out to short (CBBX)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Blue Wave batting
2-3 0 --- 00 Tatsunami grounded out to second (X)
2-3 1 --- 12 Crandall grounded a single up the middle (FBFX)
2-3 1 1-- 00 Gomez sacrifice bunted to the mound, Crandall to second
(Xb)
2-3 2 -2- 22 Dreke struck out (BBFSFS)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Giants* batting
2-3 0 --- 32 Yoshida walked (BCBFFBB)
Yamamoto, K pinch hitting for Noguchi
2-3 0 1-- 00 Noguchi sacrifice bunted to the catcher, Yoshida to
second (Xb)
2-3 1 -2- 00 Hirose flied out to center (X)
2-3 2 -2- 10 Chiba lined out to short (BX)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Blue Wave batting
Ono now pitching
2-3 0 --- 12 Anson popped out to second (CSBX)
2-3 1 --- 02 Roush struck out (SFS)
2-3 2 --- 00 Bonds,Bo grounded out to third (X)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Giants* batting
2-3 0 --- 21 Fujimura popped out to center (BCBX)
Gomez left the game with an injury
Bedrosian now pitching
2-3 1 --- 10 Betto grounded a single up the middle (BX)
2-3 1 1-- 31 Kinugasa walked, Betto to second (1BBCBB)
2-3 1 12- 32 Nagashima struck out, Betto was caught stealing third
(SBBCB>S)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Blue Wave batting
Enatsu now pitching
2-3 0 --- 11 Delgado homered deep down the left-field line (BCX)
3-3 0 --- 02 Ripken popped out to the catcher (CCX)
Toyoda pinch hitting for Tatsunami
3-3 1 --- 32 Toyoda flied out to right (CBBSBFX)
3-3 2 --- 12 Crandall grounded out to first (CBFX)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Giants* batting
Pratt now playing second base
Kawakami pinch hitting for Furuta
Brown,I.M. now playing catcher
Cuellar now pitching
3-3 0 --- 32 Kawakami walked (BCBFFBB)
Eichhorn now pitching
3-3 0 1-- 00 Yoshida sacrifice bunted to first, Kawakami to second (Xb)
Yonamine pinch hitting for Enatsu
3-3 1 -2- 30 Enatsu was walked intentionally (IIII)
3-3 1 12- 20 Hirose grounded to first, forcing Yonamine at second,
Kawakami to third, Hirose to first (BBX)
3-3 2 1-3 21 Chiba grounded out to second (BBFX)

************** Top of the 10th inning, Blue Wave batting
Nomura,Ka now playing catcher
Takatsu now pitching
3-3 0 --- 02 Brown,I.M. struck out (FFS)
3-3 1 --- 02 Dreke struck out (CCS)
3-3 2 --- 20 Anson flied out to center (BBX)

************** Bottom of the 10th inning, Giants* batting
3-3 0 --- 02 Fujimura flied out to right (CSX)
3-3 1 --- 11 Betto flied out to left (BFX)
3-3 2 --- 30 Kinugasa walked (BBBB)
3-3 2 1-- 20 Nagashima grounded out to second (BBX)

************** Top of the 11th inning, Blue Wave batting
3-3 0 --- 02 Roush lined out to first (FFX)
3-3 1 --- 02 Bonds,Bo grounded out to third (CCFX)
3-3 2 --- 11 Delgado doubled deep down the left-field line (BCX)
3-3 2 -2- 32 Ripken grounded a single between third and short, Delgado
out at home (SBBFBX)

************** Bottom of the 11th inning, Giants* batting
3-3 0 --- 12 Nomura,Ka grounded out to short (BCSX)
3-3 1 --- 12 Yoshida flied out to left (CFBX)
Matsui,H pinch hitting for Takatsu
3-3 2 --- 32 Matsui,H walked (BFBCBB)
3-3 2 1-- 02 Hirose flied out to right (CFX)

************** Top of the 12th inning, Blue Wave batting
Katori now pitching
3-3 0 --- 12 Pratt lined out to right (CFBX)
Justice pinch hitting for Eichhorn
3-3 1 --- 02 Justice struck out (CCS)
3-3 2 --- 21 Brown,I.M. homered deep to right (BBCX)
4-3 2 --- 01 Dreke grounded out to short (FX)

************** Bottom of the 12th inning, Giants* batting
Devlin now playing third base
Finley,C now pitching
4-3 0 --- 21 Chiba grounded out to first (BCBX)
4-3 1 --- 32 Fujimura doubled deep to right center (BCBSBX)
4-3 1 -2- 22 Betto grounded out to short (BBCFFFX)
4-3 2 -2- 01 Kinugasa popped out to the catcher (FX)
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4/16/2005, TGU06-BWU06, Green Stadium Kobe (1991-99)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2006 Giants* 3 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 9 14 0 7 2
2006 Blue Wave 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 2 6 0

Giants* AB R H BI AVG Blue Wave AB R H BI AVG
Yonamine lf 5 0 0 0 .318 Dreke cf 5 1 1 0 .204
Chiba 2b 5 1 2 0 .224 Anson 3b 3 0 1 0 .250
Kawakami 1b 5 2 3 2 .364 Roush lf 4 1 1 1 .138
Matsui,H cf 5 1 1 0 .341 Delgado 1b 3 2 1 0 .294
Betto rf 5 3 3 1 .362 Maris rf 3 0 1 1 .125
Nagashima 3b 5 1 3 4 .240 Ripken ss 3 0 0 0 .341
Kinugasa c 4 0 0 1 .154 Cuellar p 0 0 0 0 .000
Ono p 1 0 0 0 .000 Bonds,Bo ph 1 0 0 0 .154
Yoshida ss 4 1 1 0 .195 Bedrosian p 0 0 0 0 .000
Sugishita p 3 0 0 0 .200 Tatsunami 2b 2 0 1 1 .375
Nomura,Ka c 1 0 1 1 .167 Pratt ph 1 0 0 0 .250
Furuta c 0 0 0 0 .105 Crandall c 3 0 1 1 .114
43 9 14 9 Fujimoto p 1 0 0 0 .500
Eichhorn p 1 0 0 0 .000
Toyoda ss 1 0 0 0 .143
31 4 7 4

Giants* INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA
Sugishita W 3-0 6.0 7 4 4 5 2 97 51 3.38
Ono S 1 3.0 0 0 0 1 1 26 16 2.25
9.0 7 4 4 6 3 123 67

Blue Wave INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA
Fujimoto L 1-1 2.1 8 7 7 0 1 38 28 6.35
Eichhorn 2.2 3 1 1 0 1 33 24 1.29
Cuellar 3.0 3 1 0 0 2 46 32 3.48
Bedrosian 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 15 9 1.93
9.0 14 9 8 0 6 132 93

TGU: Nomura,Ka inserted at c in the 7th
Furuta inserted at c in the 9th
BWU: Toyoda inserted at ss in the 6th
Bonds,Bo batted for Cuellar in the 8th
Pratt batted for Tatsunami in the 8th
Pratt moved to 2b in the 9th

E-Tatsunami 2. 2B-Betto, Nagashima, Yoshida, Dreke, Delgado. 3B-Betto.
HR-Kawakami(1), Nagashima(2). SB-Kawakami(2), Roush(1). CS-Anson. K-Yonamine,
Matsui,H, Nagashima, Kinugasa, Sugishita, Ono, Roush, Eichhorn, Pratt.
BB-Anson, Delgado, Maris, Tatsunami, Crandall, Toyoda.
GWRBI: Betto
Temperature: 55, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 3 MPH.

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4/16/2005, TGU06-BWU06, Green Stadium Kobe (1991-99)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2006 Giants* 3 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 9 14 0 7 2
2006 Blue Wave 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 2 6 0

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Giants* batting
0-0 0 --- 00 Yonamine bunted into an out to the mound (Xb)
0-0 1 --- 11 Chiba lined a single to shallow center (BFX)
0-0 1 1-- 02 Kawakami homered deep to right center, Chiba scored
(1>FFX)
2-0 1 --- 00 Matsui,H lined out to right (X)
2-0 2 --- 00 Betto tripled deep to left center (X)
2-0 2 --3 01 Nagashima lined a double to left center, Betto scored (SX)
3-0 2 -2- 22 Kinugasa lined out to second (BCBSX)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Blue Wave batting
3-0 0 --- 00 Dreke lined a double to left center (X)
3-0 0 -2- 22 Anson grounded out to second, Dreke to third (CCBBX)
3-0 1 --3 11 Roush lined a single to shallow center, Dreke scored (BFX)
3-1 1 1-- 21 Roush stole second (1BCB1>B)
3-1 1 -2- 31 Delgado walked (1BCB1>B.B)
3-1 1 12- 32 Maris grounded a single between third and short, Roush
scored, Delgado to second (BFCBBX)
3-2 1 12- 12 Ripken popped out to third (BFFX)
3-2 2 12- 00 Tatsunami lined a single to shallow left, Delgado scored,
Maris to second (X)
3-3 2 12- 31 Crandall walked, Maris to third, Tatsunami to second
(BBBCB)
3-3 2 123 00 Fujimoto grounded out to the mound (X)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Giants* batting
3-3 0 --- 11 Yoshida grounded out to the mound (BFX)
3-3 1 --- 02 Sugishita struck out (SCC)
3-3 2 --- 22 Yonamine flied out to left (BBFCX)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Blue Wave batting
3-3 0 --- 20 Dreke popped out to first (BBX)
3-3 1 --- 10 Anson grounded a single between first and second (BX)
3-3 1 1-- 00 Anson was caught stealing second (>S)
3-3 2 --- 01 Roush grounded out to the mound (>S.X)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Giants* batting
3-3 0 --- 00 Chiba grounded out to short (X)
3-3 1 --- 00 Kawakami lined a single down the right field line (X)
3-3 1 1-- 21 Kawakami stole second (BCB>B)
3-3 1 -2- 31 Matsui,H lined a single to shallow left, Kawakami to
third (BCB>B.X)
3-3 1 1-3 11 Betto reached on an infield single to second, Kawakami
scored, Matsui,H to second (CB1X)
4-3 1 12- 00 Nagashima homered deep to left, Matsui,H scored, Betto
scored (X)
Eichhorn now pitching
7-3 1 --- 12 Kinugasa flied out to right (BCCFX)
7-3 2 --- 02 Yoshida to first on an error by the second baseman
Tatsunami (FFFX)
7-3 2 1-- 00 Sugishita grounded out to the mound (X)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Blue Wave batting
7-3 0 --- 20 Delgado lined a double down the left field line (BBX)
7-3 0 -2- 30 Maris walked (BBBB)
7-3 0 12- 10 Ripken flied out to left (B>X)
7-3 1 12- 11 Tatsunami grounded to second, forcing Maris at second,
Delgado to third, Tatsunami to first (BFX)
7-3 2 1-3 32 Crandall lined a single to shallow center, Delgado
scored, Tatsunami to second (BCBFB>F>X)
7-4 2 12- 02 Eichhorn struck out (SFC)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Giants* batting
7-4 0 --- 02 Yonamine struck out (CFS)
7-4 1 --- 01 Chiba lined a single to shallow left (CX)
7-4 1 1-- 01 Kawakami flied out to left (CX)
7-4 2 1-- 10 Matsui,H grounded out to second (1BX)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Blue Wave batting
7-4 0 --- 00 Dreke grounded out to short (X)
7-4 1 --- 11 Anson flied out to left (CBX)
7-4 2 --- 02 Roush struck out (CSS)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Giants* batting
7-4 0 --- 20 Betto grounded a double down the third base line (BBX)
7-4 0 -2- 31 Nagashima lined out to center, Betto to third (BBBCX)
7-4 1 --3 21 Kinugasa grounded out to second, Betto scored (BBCX)
8-4 2 --- 00 Yoshida lined a double to left center (X)
8-4 2 -2- 00 Sugishita lined out to third (X)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Blue Wave batting
8-4 0 --- 21 Delgado flied out to right (BBCX)
8-4 1 --- 21 Maris grounded out to second (FBBX)
8-4 2 --- 01 Ripken flied out to center (CX)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Giants* batting
Toyoda now playing shortstop
Cuellar now pitching
8-4 0 --- 00 Yonamine flied out to left (X)
8-4 1 --- 10 Chiba grounded out to short (BX)
8-4 2 --- 00 Kawakami grounded out to second (X)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Blue Wave batting
8-4 0 --- 30 Tatsunami walked (BBBB)
8-4 0 1-- 12 Crandall grounded into a double play, Chiba to Yoshida to
Kawakami (CCBX)
8-4 2 --- 31 Toyoda walked (BCBBB)
8-4 2 1-- 32 Dreke lined out to left (BFCBB>F>X)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Giants* batting
8-4 0 --- 22 Matsui,H grounded out to first (FBBSFX)
8-4 1 --- 12 Betto lined out to right (CFBX)
8-4 2 --- 12 Nagashima reached on an infield single to first (BCCX)
8-4 2 1-- 12 Kinugasa struck out (B1SCC)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Blue Wave batting
Nomura,Ka now playing catcher
Ono now pitching
8-4 0 --- 31 Anson walked (BCBBB)
8-4 0 1-- 10 Roush grounded into a double play, Yoshida to Kawakami
(BX)
8-4 2 --- 10 Delgado grounded out to second (BX)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Giants* batting
8-4 0 --- 22 Yoshida to second on an error by the second baseman
Tatsunami (FBBFX)
8-4 0 -2- 22 Nomura,Ka grounded a single between first and second,
Yoshida scored (BFB2CX)
9-4 0 1-- 11 Yonamine flied out to left (CBX)
9-4 1 1-- 00 Chiba popped out to left (X)
9-4 2 1-- 02 Kawakami lined a single to shallow center, Nomura,Ka to
second (CFFX)
9-4 2 12- 32 Matsui,H struck out (BFBFB>S)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Blue Wave batting
9-4 0 --- 00 Maris grounded out to short (X)
Bonds,Bo pinch hitting for Cuellar
9-4 1 --- 22 Bonds,Bo grounded out to third (BBCFX)
Pratt pinch hitting for Tatsunami
9-4 2 --- 02 Pratt struck out (FSS)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Giants* batting
Bedrosian now pitching
Pratt moved to second base
9-4 0 --- 21 Betto flied out to center (CBBX)
9-4 1 --- 22 Nagashima struck out (SBBFC)
9-4 2 --- 22 Ono struck out (CBCBFS)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Blue Wave batting
Furuta now playing catcher
9-4 0 --- 10 Crandall flied out to center (BX)
9-4 1 --- 02 Toyoda flied out to center (CSX)
9-4 2 --- 11 Dreke flied out to left (CBX)




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