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NPB: Game Summaries for October 6th, 2009

by on Oct.07, 2009 @ 10:34 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult Swallows 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 10 11 2
Yokohama Bay Stars 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 0

Yokohama | Attendance: 7,235 | Time: 3h 18m| Bay Stars lead series, 13-10-0

Scoring

Swallows 1st

Kazuki Fukuchi (3-for-5, 2B, HR, 3 R, 4 RBI) leads off the game with a home run ... Fukuchi SCORES
Yusuke Kajimoto (3-for-5, R, RBI) grounds out to short
Shinya Miyamoto (0-for-4) strikes out
Norichika Aoki (1-for-5, R, 2 RBI) flies out to center
Runs: 1 | Hits: 1 | Score: 1-0 Swallows

Bay Stars 1st

Tatsuhiko Kinjo (1-for-3, RBI) grounds out second
Kazuya Fujita (1-for-4, R) hits a single
Seiichi Uchikawa (2-for-4, HR, 2 R, RBI) hits a single into left ... runners on first and second
Shuichi Murata (1-for-4, 2B) lines out to short
Takahiro Saeki (1-for-4, RBI) hits a single into right ... Fujita SCORED ... runners on first and second
Yuki Yoshimura (1-for-3, BB, R, RBI) hits a single into center ... Uchikawa SCORE ... runners advance to second and third on throwing error by Aoki (CF)
Takehiro Ishikawa (0-for-4) grounds out to second
Runs: 2 | Hits: 4 | Score: 2-1 Bay Stars

Bay Stars 3rd

Fujita flies out to center
Uchikawa hits his 17th home run of the year ... Uchikawa SCORES
Murata strikes out
Saeki strikes out
Runs: 1 | Hits: 1 | Score: 3-1 Bay Stars

Bay Stars 4th

Pitching change: Yoshinori Sato relieves Hiromitsu Takagi
Yoshimura walks
Ishikawa grounds out to short ... runner on second
Shingo Takeyama (0-for-2, BB) walks ... runners on first and second
Kentaro Kuwahara (0-for-2) strikes out
Kinjo hits a single into right ... Takeyama SCORES ... Kinjo thrown out trying to get to second
Runs: 1 | Hits: 1 | Score: 4-1 Bay Stars

Swallows 5th

Yuji Onizaki (2-for-3, IBB, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI) hits his 2nd home run of the year ... Onizaki SCORES
Pinch hitter: Yuhei Nakamura comes in for Yoshinori (P)
Nakamura (0-for-2, HBP, R) grounds out to short
Fukuchi flies out to left
Kajimoto hits a single into center
Miyamoto strikes out
Runs: 1 | Hits: 2 | Score: 4-2 Bay Stars

Swallows 8th

Pitching change: Kentaro Takasaki relieves Kentaro Kuwahara
Fukuchi hits a single into center
Kajimoto picks up an infield single ... runners on first and second
Miyamoto hits a sac bunt ... runners on second and third
Pitching chance: Kimiyasu Kudo relieves Takasaki
Aoki hits a single into center ... Fukuchi and Kajimoto SCORE
Aaro Guiel () hits his 24th home run of the year ... Aoki and Guiel SCORE
Yuichi (1-for-3, BB) walks
Pinch hitter: Kazuhiro Hatakeyama comes in for Takehiko Oshimoto (P)
Pitching change: Atsushi Kizuka, relieves Kudo
Pinch runner: Yoshiyuki Noguchi comes in for Yuichi
Stolen base ... Noguchi steals second
Hatakeyama grounds out to short
Onizaki intentionally walks ... runners on first and second
Nakamura HBP ... bases loaded
Fukuchi hits a double ... Noguchi, Onizaki and Nakamura SCORE ... runner on second
Stolen base ... Fukuchi steals third
Kajimoto hits an infield single ... Fukuchi SCORES
Miyamoto flies out to right
Runs: 8 | Hits: 6 | Score: 10-4 Swallows

Missed Opportunities
Swallows
3rd: runner on third, 2 out > Kajimoto flied out
4th: runners on first and second, 2 out > Kawamoto grounded out

Bay Stars
1st: runners on second and third, 2 out > Ishikawa grounded out
5th: runner on second, 2 out > Saeki struck out
7th: runner on second, 1 out > Fujita flied out and Uchikawa grounded out

Swallows: 5 LOB, 1 DP
Bay Stars: 5 LOB, 1 DP

News
The Swallows outhit the Bay Stars, 11-7. ... It was 19-year-old Nakamura's first game behind the plate.  It's the first time in 41 years and only the second time in club history that a catcher straight out of high school has caught a game.

Yakult Swallows

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Takagi, Hiromitsu 11 3 0 0 3 49 14 14 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1.701
Sato, Yoshinori 21 5 10 0 1 19 5 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.522
Matsui, Kosuke 17 0 0 0 2 27 7 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.076
Oshimoto, Takehiko W 49 2 6 0 1 10 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.803
Igarashi, Ryota 55 2 2 3 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.247
Lim, Chang-Yong 55 5 4 26 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.988

Yokohama Bay Stars

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Kuwahara, Kentaro 11 0 0 0 7 112 27 25 5 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.761
Takasaki, Kentaro 56 4 0 1 1/3 11 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 4.014
Kudo, Kimiyasu L 46 2 3 0 0/3 15 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 6.509
Kizuka, Atsushi 43 3 2 1 2/3 27 6 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 4.832
Sanada, Hiroki 68 5 4 0 1 8 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.985

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Orix Buffaloes 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Softbank Hawks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2

Yahoo Dome | Attendance: 33,310 | Time: 2h 44m | Buffaloes lead series, 13-11-0

The Buffaloes eeked out a 2-0 victory over the Hawks.

The Hawks sent their ace, Toshiya Sugiuchi, to the mound in hopes that he would secure a win, but a sputtering offense (8 hits, 7 LOB, no runs) and an under-performing defense (2 key errors that led to 2 unearned runs) ruined an otherwise decent start.

Sugiuchi gave up single runs in the first and second and then proceeded to retire 7 straight before giving up a lead-off single in the 5th.  Over the final 4 frames of the game, Sugiuchi gave up just 2 hits and struck out 8 batters; he also retired the last 7 batters he face in order.

1st:  Hiroyuki Oze (3-for-4, R) hit a 1-out single and advanced to second on a fielding error by Kosai (LF). A strike out later,  Mitsutaka Goto (1-for-4, RBI) drove in Oze with a single into center.

2nd: Masahiro Abe (1-for-3, R) and Takeshi Hidaka (2-for-4) started things off with singles and advanced to second and third on Koji Yamasaki's (0-for-3) sac bunt.  Takahiro Okada (0-for-4) hit a grounder to short.  Abe was off on the pitch and Kawasaki (SS) threw home, but a bad throw allowed the run to score.

On the other side of the diamond, Kazuki Kondo and Chihiro Kaneko kept the Hawks' offense off-balance and recorded six 1-2-3 innings (Kondo retired 11 straight between the 2nd and 5th innings).

Missed Opportunities
Buffaloes
2nd: runners on first and third, 1 out > Sakaguchi grounder - runner on third thrown out, runners on first and second, Oze bunted for a single, bases loaded, Kitagawa grounded out
5th: runner on second, no out > Oze failed on three bunt attempts, Kitagawa walked, runners on first and second, Goto grounder - force out at second, runners on first and third, Ohmura grounded out
6th: runner on second, 2 out > Okada struck out

Hawks
2nd: runners on second and third, 1 out > Kosai flied out and Tanoue grounded out
6th: runners on first and second, 1 out > Kawasaki bad bunt - force out at third, runners on first and second, Ortiz struck out, Kokubo hit an infield single, Kawasaki thrown out at third
7th: runner on second, 1 out > Kosai grounded out, runner on third, Tanoue flied out

Buffaloes: 7 LOB, 0 DP
Hawks: 5 LOB, o DP

News
The Buffaloes outhit the Hawks, 8-5. ... The Hawks have lost 4 in a row. ... The the second consecutive season, the Buffaloes end the season with a winning record against the Hawks. ... This was the last regular season home game for the Hawks. ... Sadaharu Oh was at the Dome to watch the game. ... Sugiuchi now has 2 consecutive seasons of 200+ strike outs.

Orix Buffaloes

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Kondo, Kazuki W 24 9 12 0 8 128 29 28 5 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.775
Kaneko, Chihiro S 31 11 8 4 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.584

Softbank Hawks

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Sugiuchi, Toshiya L 26 15 5 0 9 125 36 34 8 0 11 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 2.356

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