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NPB: Game Summaries for October 5th, 2009

by on Oct.06, 2009 @ 3:09 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu

Rained out

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima Carp 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 1
Yokohama Bay Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

Yokohama | Attendance: 5,339 | Time: 2h 42m | Carp lead series, 13-11-0

The Hiroshima Carp relied on 3 home runs to beat the Bay Stars, 3-0.

Colby Lewis tossed scattered 6 hits over 7 shut-out innings and struck out 10 batters; he also recorded two 1-2-3 innings.  And while he did run into trouble a number of times (like a lead-off double into the 4th or runners on first and second and no out in the 7th), he either managed to get a  key double play or strike out to kill the momentum.

Yota Kosugi made his first start of his career and didn't have an awful game, out side of two home runs he gave up: lead-off homer to Scott McClain (1-for-4, HR, R, RBI) in the second and a 2-out homer to Kenta Kurihara (2-for-4, HR, R, RBI) in the third.  Take away the two home runs and Kosugi tossed 6 innings of 3-hit, 3-walk shut-out ball.

The third home run of the game was surrendered by Kazuya Takamiya in the top of the 7th to Colby Lewis (1-for-3, HR, R, RBI) of all players.

Katsuhiro Nagakawa entered the game in the bottom of the 9th for the Carp and struck out the first batter he faced.  He then walked two straight before striking out the next two batters for the final 2 outs of the game.

Missed Opportunities
Carp
1st: runner on second, 1 out > Phillips grounded out, runner on third, Kurihara fouls out to third
2nd: runners on second and third, 1 out > Lewis grounded out and Higashide grounded out
6th: runners on first and second, no out > McClain struck out, Iwamoto struck out, Kokubo walked, bases loaded, and Aizawa grounded out
7th: runner on second, 1 out > Philips struck out and Kurihara struck out

Bay Stars
4th: runner on second, no out > Uchikawa struck out, Yoshimura grounded out, and Naito struck out
7th: runners on first and second, no out > Kitagawa struck out, Ishikawa grounded out, and Takeyama struck out
9th: runners on first and second, 1 out > Kitagawa struck out and pinch hitter Murata struck out

Carp: 7 LOB, 0 DP
Bay Stars: 7 LOB, 2 DP

News
The Carp outhit the Bay Stars, 7.

Hiroshima Carp

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Lewis, Colby W 29 11 9 0 7 92 26 26 6 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.960
Schultz, Mike H 73 5 3 1 1 11 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.280
Nagakawa, Katsuhiro S 56 3 6 36 1 30 5 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.732

Yokohama Bay Stars

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Kosugi, Yota L 1 0 1 0 6 97 26 23 5 2 6 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.000
Takamiya, Kazuya 11 0 1 0 1/3 9 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.500
Matsuka, Takahiro 8 0 0 0 1 2/3 20 5 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.951
Sanada, Hiroki 67 5 4 0 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.031

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Seibu Lions 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 3 10 14 1
Nippon Ham Fighters 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 9 0

Sapporo Dome | Attendance: 41,999 | Time: 3h 45m | Lions lead series, 12-10-0

Scoring

Lions 1st

Yasuyuki Kataoka (1-for-4, BB) hits a single into left
Kataoka is picked off first
Shogo Akada (3-for-5, 3 R) reaches on an infield single
Wild pitch ... runner advances to second
Hiroyuki Nakajima (1-for-4, BB, 2B, R, RBI) hits a double ... Akada SCORES
Takeya Nakamura (2-for-3, HBP, BB, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI) walks ... runners on first and second
Yoshihito Ishii (2-for-4, IBB, 2 R) flies out to short
Hisashi Takayama (1-for-3, HR, R, 3 RBI) flies out to left
Runs: 1 | Hits: 3 | Score: 1-0 Lions

Fighters 1st

Kensuke Tanaka (1-for-4, BB, R) grounds out
Hichori Morimoto (2-for-5, 2 R) hits a single into center
Stolen base ... Morimoto steals second and advances to third on throwing error by the catcher
Atsunori Inaba (2-for-3, 2B, 3B, R, 2 RBI) hits a double ... Morimoto SCORES
Shinji Takahashi (0-for-4) grounded out to short
Terrmel Sledge (1-for-3, BB, 2B, R, RBI) struck out
Runs: 1 | Hits: 2 | Score: 1-1

Fighters 3rd

Tanaka walks
Stolen bases ... Tanaka steals second
Morimoto grounds out to first ... runner advance to second
Inaba hits a triple ... Tanaka SCORES
Takahashi grounds out to short
Sledge walks ... runners on first and third
Eiichi Koyano (1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI) hits a double ... Inaba and Sledge SCORE ... Koyano advances to third on the throw
Tomochika Tsuboi (1-for-4) flies out
Runs: 3 | Hits: 2 | Score: 4-1 Fighters

Lions 4th

Y. Ishii hits a single
Takayama hits his 1st home run of the year ... Y. Ishii and Takayama SCORE
Tatsuyuki Uemoto (0-for-2) strikes out
Ginjiro (0-for-4, B) grounds out
Hoshi (2-for-3) flies out
Runs: 2 | Hits: 2 | Score: 4-3 Fighters

Lions 6th

Pitching change: Shintaro Ejiri relieves Brian Sweeney
Nakamura  is hit by a pitch
Pitching change: Masanori Hayashi relieves Ejiri
Y. Ishii collects a bunt single ... runners on first and second
Takayama hits a sac bunt ... runners advance, second and third
Pinch hitter: Tomoaki Sato replaces Uemoto
Wild pitch ... Nakamura SCORES ... runner advances to third
Sato (2-for-3, 2 RBI) hits a single ... Y. Ishii SCORES
Ginjiro walks ... runners on first and second
Hoshi hits a sac bunt ... runners advance, second and third
Pitching change: Yataro Sakamoto relieves Hayashi
Kataoka grounds out to second
Runs: 2 | Hits: 2 | Score: 5-4 Lions

Lions 7th

Akada hits a single into center
Nakajima grounds out to the pitcher ... runner on second
Nakamura hits his 47th home run of the year ... Akada and Nakamura SCORE
Y. Ishii  grounds out to first
Takayama grounds out to third
Runs: 2 | Hits: 2 | Score: 7-4 Lions

Fighters 8th

Denfense: Takuya Hara takes over at third
Morimoto reaches with an infield hit
Pitching change: Yoshihiro Doi relieves Jonah Bayliss
Inaba hits a sac bunt ... runner advances to second
Takahashi strikes out
Sledge hits a double ... Morimoto SCORES
Pitching change: Taiyo Fujita relieves Doi
Koyano grounds out to third
Runs: 1 | Hits: 2 | Score: 7-5 Lions

Lions 9th

Pitching change: Kazumasa Kikuchi relieves Yataro Sakamoto
Akada hits a double into left
Nakajima walks ... runners on first and second
Nakamura hits a double ... Akada SCORES ... runners advances, second and third
Pinch runner: Taka Miura replaces Nakamura
Y. Ishii walks intentionally ... bases loaded
Takayama hits a sac fly ... Nakajima SCORES ... runners on first and third
Sato hits a single into right ... Miura SCORES ... runners on first and third
Ginjiro hits into a 4-6-3 double play
Runs: 3 | Hits: 3 | Score: 10-5 Lions

Missed Opportunities
Lions
1st: runners on first and second, 1 out > Y. Ishii flied out and Takayama flied out
2nd: runner on second, 2 out > Kataoka flied out
6th: runners on first and second, 1 out > Hoshi sac bunt, runners on second and third, Kataoka grounded out
9th: runners on first and third, 1 out > Ginjiro GIDP

Fighters
1st: runner on second, 1 out > Takahashi grounded out and Sledge struck out
2nd: runner on second, 2 out > M. Kaneko grounded out
3rd: runner on third, 2 out > Tsuboi flied out
8th: runner on second, 2 out > Koyano grounded out
9th: runners on first and third, 2 out > Morimoto grounded out

Lions: 7 LOB, 2 DP
Fighters: 6 LOB, 0 DP

News
The Lions out the Fighters, 14-9. ... The Fighters have now lost 7 in a row against the Lions. ... Takayama hit his first home run since 2007.

Seibu Lions

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Yamagishi, Minoru 3 0 0 0 3 67 16 13 5 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 4 4 10.800
Onodera, Chikara W 46 3 5 16 3 41 9 9 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.075
Bayliss, Jonah H 18 0 0 1 1 0/3 22 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.553
Doi, Yoshihiro H 11 0 1 0 2/3 9 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6.000
Fujita, Taiyo S 24 2 0 3 1 1/3 16 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.132

Nippon Ham Fighters

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Sweeney, Brian 21 5 8 0 5 87 21 19 6 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 3 3 5.324
Ejiri, Shintaro 44 2 1 0 0/3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3.248
Hayashi, Masanori L 46 3 2 0 2/3 17 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 3.326
Sakamoto, Yataro 18 0 2 0 2 1/3 41 10 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5.530
Kikuchi, Kazumasa 58 5 2 0 1 24 7 4 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 3.668

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Rakuten Eagles 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 6 11 0
Orix Buffaloes 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 14 0

Kyocera Dome | Attendance: 17,286 | Time: 3h 1m | Eagles lead series, 18-4-1

The Eagles managed to hold on and beat the Buffaloes, 6-3.

With Todd Linden (0-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R) on second and Toshiya Nakashima (2-for-4, 2B, R) on first in the top of the 2nd, Jin Nakatani (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and Yosuke Takasu (2-for-4, 2B, RBI) drove in runs with consecutive 2-out singles that gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead.  A sac fly into right by Nakatani with runners on second and third and 1 out in the fourth made it 3-0.

In the bottom of the 7th, the Buffaloes finally broke through against Masahiro Tanaka and tied the game at 3:

Takeshi Hidaka (2-for-4) grounded out. Koji Yamasaki (1-for-4) struck out. Tomotaka Sakaguchi (2-for-5, 3B, R) hit a triple.  Hiroyuki Oze (2-for-4, BB, R) walked, runners on first and third.  Hirotoshi Kitagawa (1-for-5, 2B, R, RBI) drove in a run with a double, runners on second and third.  Tuffy Rhodes (2-for-4, BB, 2B, 2 RBI) tied the game with a bases clearing single into right.  And Mitsutaka Goto (2-for-5) struck out to end the inning.

But the Eagles quickly recovered in the top of the 8th as the first three batters of the inning combined for 3 runs: Daisuke Kusano (1-for-4, BB, R) led off with single; Linden walked; and Fernando Seguignol (2-for-3, BB, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI) emphatically nailed his 14th home run of the year to give the Eagles a 6-3 lead.

The Buffaloes put runners on first and second in the bottom of the 8th on two consecutive 1-out singles, but neither K. Yamasaki nor Sakaguchi could collect a hit.  And in the bottom of the 9th, with Shinichiro Koyama on the mound with runners on first and third and 2 out, Naoyuki Ohmura (1-for-5) could do no better than ground out to second for the last out of the game.

Missed Opportunities
Eagles
2nd: runners on first and third, 2 out > N. Watanabe struck out
4th: runner on third, 2 out > Takasu grounded out
7th: runners on first and third, 1 out > Teppei foulded out to catcher and T. Yamasaki grounded out
8th: runner on second, 2 out > N. Watanabe grounded out
9th: runners on first and second, 1 out > Linden struck out and Miyade struck out

Buffaloes
1st: runners on first and second, 2 outs > Goto grounded out
5th: runners on first and second, 1 out > Oze bad sac bunt, runners on first and third, Kitagawa flies out
6th: runners on first and third, no out > Ohmura GIDP, runner on third, Abe grounded out
8th: runners on first and second, 1 out > K. Yamasaki flied out and Sakaguchi grounded out
9th: runners on first and third, 2 out > Ohmura grounded out

Eagles: 10 LOB,  0 DP
Buffaloes: 12 LOB, 1 DP

News
The Buffaloes outhit the Eagles, 14-11. ... Teppei was carried off the field in the top of the 9th after he was hit by a pitch in his left calf.

Rakuten Eagles

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro W 25 15 6 1 8 132 37 35 12 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.325
Koyama, Shinichiro S 55 1 4 5 1 15 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.016

Orix Buffaloes

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Shogo L 27 9 7 0 8 137 38 33 11 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 6 6 4.228
Vogelsong, Ryan 29 1 4 0 1 21 5 3 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.573

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