Japan 14, Korea 2
Preview - Box Score

(2-0)
  Final 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 3 5 0 1 2 2 1     14 14 0
Korea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0     2 4 1
WP: D. Matsuzaka (1-0)
LP: K. Kim (0-1)
(1-1)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Japan
- N. Aoki singled to center, I. Suzuki scored, H. Nakajima to second
- S. Uchikawa doubled to deep left, N. Aoki and H. Nakajima scored
Bot 1st: Korea
- T. Kim homered to deep left, K. Jeong scored
Top 2nd: Japan
- H. Nakajima walked, K. Johjima scored, A. Iwamura to third, I. Suzuki to second
- N. Aoki grounded into fielder's choice, A. Iwamura scored, I. Suzuki to third, H. Nakajima out at second
- S. Murata homered to deep left, I. Suzuki and N. Aoki scored
Top 4th: Japan
- Batter safe at first on D. Lee's fielding error, I. Suzuki scored, H. Nakajima to second
- H. Nakajima safe at first on third baseman D. Lee's fielding error, I. Suzuki scored, H. Nakajima to second
Top 5th: Japan
- Batter doubled to left, K. Johjima scored, A. Iwamura to third
- Batter hit sacrifice fly to center, A. Iwamura scored, H. Nakajima to third
- H. Nakajima doubled to left, K. Johjima scored, A. Iwamura to third
- N. Aoki hit sacrifice fly to center, A. Iwamura scored, H. Nakajima to third
Top 1st: Japan
- S. Murata doubled to deep left, N. Aoki and H. Nakajima scored
Top 6th: Japan
- Batter homered to deep left, K. Fukudome scored
- K. Johjima homered to deep left, K. Fukudome scored
Top 7th: Japan
- Batter grounded out to first, H. Nakajima scored, N. Aoki to second
- M. Ogasawara grounded out to first, H. Nakajima scored, N. Aoki to second
Top 1st: Japan
- J. Lee singled to center, I. Suzuki scored, H. Nakajima to second
Bot 1st: Korea
- T. Kim homered to deep left, K. Jeong scored
Top 1st: Japan
- I. Suzuki singled to center, I. Suzuki scored, H. Nakajima to second
- S. Murata doubled to deep left, N. Aoki and H. Nakajima scored
 Japan
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
I. Suzuki rf 5 3 3 0 0 1 2 .600
H. Nakajima ss 4 2 3 2 1 0 1 .750
N. Aoki lf 4 2 1 3 0 1 3 .250
S. Murata 3b-1b 4 1 2 3 1 1 4 .500
M. Ogasawara dh 5 0 0 1 0 1 4 .000
S. Uchikawa 1b 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 .333
   S. Abe ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
   M. Kawasaki 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
K. Fukudome cf 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .250
K. Johjima c 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 .750
A. Iwamura 2b 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 .000
 Totals 36 14 14 13 5 7 19  
 Batting
2B - S Uchikawa (1, K Kim); H Nakajima 2 (2, J Lee, W Jang).
HR - S Murata (2, 2nd inning off K Kim 2 on, 1 Out), K Johjima (1, 6th inning off J Lee 1 on, 1 Out).
SF - N Aoki.
RBI - N Aoki 3 (3), S Uchikawa 2 (2), H Nakajima 2 (2), S Murata 3 (5), K Johjima 2 (2), M Ogasawara (1).
2-out RBI - S Uchikawa 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - K Fukudome 3, M Ogasawara 1, S Abe 1.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - I Suzuki (1, 2nd base off W Jang/M Kang).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - I Suzuki (H Kim at 2nd base).
DP - 1 (S Murata-A Iwamura-S Uchikawa).
 Korea
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
K. Jeong 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .333
H. Kim lf 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .500
T. Kim 1b 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 .333
D. Lee 3b 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000
S. Choo dh 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
J. Lee rf 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
K. Park c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 15 2 4 2 3 1 2  
 Batting
HR - T Kim (1, 1st inning off D Matsuzaka 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI - T Kim 2 (4).
2-out RBI - T Kim 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Kim 1, B Lee 1.
GIDP - K Park.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
E - D Lee (1, ground ball).
 Japan
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Matsuzaka (W, 1-0) 4.0 4 2 2 2 1 1 4.50
T. Sugiuchi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
M. Iwata 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
 Korea
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Kim (L, 0-1) 1.1 7 8 8 2 3 1 54.00
H. Jong 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
H. Wook Jong 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA
W. Jang 2.1 4 3 2 3 2 0 7.71
J. Woo Lee 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA
J. Lee 2.0 3 3 3 0 1 1 13.50
WP - D Matsuzaka, J Lee 2.
BALK - M Iwata.
HBP - S Choo (by M Iwata).
Pitches-strikes - D Matsuzaka 65-39; S Watanabe 7-4; T Sugiuchi 12-6; M Iwata 13-7; K Kim 57-37; H Jong 14-8; W Jang 65-40; J Lee 35-23.
Ground balls-fly balls - D Matsuzaka 7-3; S Watanabe 2-1; T Sugiuchi 1-2; M Iwata 0-2; K Kim 1-0; H Jong 2-1; W Jang 2-3; J Lee 3-3.
Batters faced - D Matsuzaka 16; S Watanabe 3; T Sugiuchi 3; M Iwata 5; K Kim 13; H Jong 4; W Jang 15; J Lee 10.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Ed Hickox. 1B--Jorge Perez. 2B--Andy Fletcher. 3B--Daniel Toledo.
Time: 2:48. (Plus ceremonies delay totaling 6 minutes in the 1st).
Attendance: 45,640.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
THE START OF THE GAME IS BEING DELAYED DUE TO CEREMONIES.

Updated on Saturday, Mar 7, 2009 8:53 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Japan
K. Johjima Kenji Johjima
3-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Korea
T. Kim Tae Kyun Kim
1-3, 1 HR
2 RBI