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Hanshin Tigers 9 – Yakult Swallows 3 (April 28, 2010)

by on Apr.28, 2010 @ 10:39 pm, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 9 15 0
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 0

Attendance: 18237 | Hanshin leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 2:28

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Murton, Matt 1-for-5 1: 1B, 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: G1, 8: G5
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 4-for-5, 2 R 1: G2, 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 7: 2B, 8: 1B
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: HR, 2: F8, 4: G6, 7: SO, 8: F7
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: 2B (BrO), 5: F8, 7: BB, 9: SO
(C) Jojima, Kenji 1-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: G6, 3: S1, 5: G5, 7: HR, 9: BB
(1B) Brazell, Craig 3-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G1, 5: 1B, 7: G4, 9: HR
(RF) Sakurai, Kodai 1-for-5 1: G3, 3: 1B, 5: f3, 7: G5, 9: SO
(LF) Nomi, Atsushi 0-for-0
LF Kano, Keisuke 1-for-3 2: 1B, 3: G1, 6: SO
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 8: HR
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
PH-LF Katsuragi, Ikuro 0-for-1 9: SO
(P) Kubo, Yasutomo 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: f9, 6: F8, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kubo, Yasutomo, W 9 121 34 31 6 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 3.162
9 121 34 31 6 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 3

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-4 1: F9, 4: L1, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 4: SO, 6: G4, 9: 1B
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F7, 4: SO, 7: HR, 9: 2B
(RF) Guiel, Aaron 0-for-4 2: F8, 5: F8, 7: F6, 9: f5
(LF) Iihara, Yasushi 1-for-3 2: SO, 5: f2, 7: 1B, 9: HBP
(1B) Nakazawa, Masato 0-for-0
1B Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: G4, 7: DP
P Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 0-for-0
PH Fujimoto, Atsushi 0-for-0, 1 RBI 9: S9
(SS) Morioka, Ryosuke 0-for-3 3: G4, 6: F7, 8: G3
PH D'Antona, Jamie 0-for-1 9: SO
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-2 3: G6, 6: G3
PH-C Kinugawa, Atsushi 0-for-1 8: G6
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 0-for-1 3: G6
PH Ueda, Tsuyoshi 0-for-0 6: BB
P Takagi, Hiromitsu 0-for-0
PH-1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 8: HR

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori, L 6 91 28 27 10 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 4.655
Takagi, Hiromitsu 2 31 11 10 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 5.063
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 1 21 5 4 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 8.100
9 143 44 41 15 4 8 2 0 1 0 0 9 9

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 4 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Yuichi takes over at first
Murton hits a single to center.  Hirano's sac bunt fails, Murton out at second, Hirano on first.  Toritani hits a 2-run homer.  Arai hits a single to left and steals second.  Jojima grounds out to short.  Brazell hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.  Sakurai grounds out to first.

Top of the 7th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Takagi on the mound for Yakult
Hirano hits a double to right.  Toritani strikes out swinging.  Arai walks, runners on first and second.  Jojima hits a 3-run homer.  Brazell grounds out to second.  Sakurai grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Aoki hits a solo homer.  Guiel flies out to short.  Iihara hits a single to left.  Yuichi grounds into a double play.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Takagi on the mound for Yakult
Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Kano, hits a solo homer.  Kubo strikes out looking.  Murton grounds out to third.  Hirano hits an infield single.  Toritani flies out to left.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Denfense: S. Fujikawa takes over in left
Morioka grounds out to first.  Kinugawa, pinch-hitting for Aikawa, grounds out to short.  Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Takagi, hits a solo homer.  Tanaka grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Arai strikes out swing.  Jojima walks.  Brazell hits a 2-run homer.  Sakurai strikes out looking.  Katsuragi, pinch-hitting for S. Fujikawa, strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin.
Defense: Katsuragi takes over in left
Miyamoto hits a single to center.  Aoki hits a double to center, runners on second and third.  Guiel fouls out to third.  Iihara gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded.  Fujimoto, pinch-hitting for Hashimoto, hits a sac fly, runners on first and third.  D'Antona, pinch-hitting for Morioka, strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Kano hits a single to center.  Kubo fails on all three bunt attempts.  Murton grounds out to short, runner on first.  Hirano hits an infield single, runners on first and second.  Toritani flies out to center.

Top of the 3rd
Arai hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Jojima.  Brazell hits a grounder to the pitcher, Arai is thrown out trying trying to score.  Sakurai hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Kano grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 6th
Morioka flies out to left.  Aikawa grounds out to first.  Ueda, pinch-hitting for Ishikawa, walks.  Tanaka hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Miyamoto grounds out to second.

Notes

The Swallows have now lost three in a row, including three in a row against the Tigers. ... Ishikawa (YAK) once again fails to pick up a victory.  He is now 0-5 over 6 starts. ... Kubo (HAN) had a perfect game through 5 innings. ... Kanemoto (HAN) hit his first pinch-hit home run since 8/21/1998 (vs Yomiuri Giants) when he was a member of the Hiroshima Carp. Jojima (HAN) laid down his first sac bunt (in the third) since 9/13/2003 (vs Orix).