Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 12210 | Series tied, 2-2-0 | Time: 3:10
Potential Starters: Stephen Randolph (YOK) 0-3, 6.48 - Yuki Saito (HIR) 1-3, 7.54
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 2nd)
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||1-for-4||1: G6, 4: G5, 6: SO, 9: 1B (SB)|
|(CF)||Hayakawa, Daisuke||0-for-3||1: G1, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|CF||Ide, Shotaro||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(1B)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||0-for-3||1: G5, 4: L4, 7: BB, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||0-for-4||2: F9, 5: F9, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||1-for-3||2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: F7|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||0-for-3||2: DP, 5: F9, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||1-for-3||3: 1B, 6: F4, 8: SO|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||2-for-2||3: S2, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(P)||Randolph, Stephen||0-for-2||3: F9, 6: S1, 8: F7|
|Randolph, Stephen, L||7 1/3||133||28||25||5||0||6||3||0||0||1||0||2||2||5.567|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 5th)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: G4, 3: F7, 6: G4, 8: 3B (CS)|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||2-for-4, 1 R||1: F9, 3: 1B (CS), 6: f5, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Amaya, Soichiro||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: SO, 7: G5, 8: BB|
|(3B-1B)||Kurihara, Kenta||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G5, 4: F3, 7: G6, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||1-for-2||2: 2B, 4: F8, 7: BB, 8: HBP|
|(LF)||Akamatsu, Masato||1-for-3||2: BB (SB), 5: 1B, 7: G5, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Huber, Justin||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: DP, 8: BB|
|PR||Nakahigashi, Naoki||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(C)||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: SO, 8: F2|
|(P)||Maeda, Kenta||0-for-2||3: G6, 6: SO|
|PH-3B||Kokubo, Tetsuya||1-for-1, 1 R||8: 1B|
|Maeda, Kenta, W||8||125||27||24||4||0||7||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||1.532|
|Schultz, Mike, S||1||25||4||4||1||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.080|
Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Randolph on the mound for Yokohama
Huber walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Nakahigashi. Ishihara pops up a bunt that gets caught by the catcher. Kokubo, pinch-hitting for K. Maeda, hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Defense: Ide takes over at center.
Higashide hits a bases clearing, 2-run triple.
Pitching change: Sanada in for Randolph.
(Not sure exactly what happened to Higashide, but in a couple of box scores I've read, it seems he was caught stealing) Soyogi hits a single to right. Amaya walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kuwahara in for Sanada.
Kurihara hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Hirose gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Akamatsu strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 2nd
Kurihara grounds out to third. Hirose hits a double to left. Akamatsu walks, runner on first and second. A wild pitch allows Hirose to advance to third, runners on first and third. Akamatsu steals second, runners on second and third. Huber strikes out swinging. Ishihara strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
Shimozono hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Takeyama. Shimozono gets picked off second. Randolph flies out to right.
Top of the 6th
Shimozono flies out to second. Takayama hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Randolph. Ishikawa strikes out swinging.
Top of the 9th
Ishikawa hits an infield single and steals second. Ide strikes out swinging. Uchikawa strikes out swinging. Murata strikes out looking.
The Carp snap a three game losing streak and now have sole possession of 5th place. ... The Bay Stars' two game winning streak comes to an end. ... K. Maeda picked up his fourth win of the year. That puts him in a 3-way tie with Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) and Shun Tono (YOM) for most wins in the CL.