Hanshin Tigers vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 28837 | Hanshin leads series, 4-1-0 | Time: 3:25
Potential Starters: Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (HAN) 2-1, 1.96 - Tony Barnette (YAK) 2-1, 1.73
Hitting (LOB: 12, DPs in: 5th)
|(CF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: F4, 3: G6, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 7: G3|
|(2B-RF)||Hirano, Keiichi||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F7, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: G3|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: F7, 5: BB, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-5, 1 RBI||2: E6, 4: F8, 5: DP, 6: 1B, 8: G4|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: DP, 4: HR, 5: BB, 6: G5, 8: G1|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||3-for-4||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 1B|
|PR-2B||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-1, 1 R||9: G6|
|(RF-LF)||Sakurai, Kodai||1-for-5||2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: G5, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Kano, Keisuke||2-for-4, 1 R||3: 1B, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 7: E1|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Uezono, Keiji||0-for-0||3: S1|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-0||4: BB|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||1-for-1||6: 1B|
|PR||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-0, 1 R|
|PH-1B||Katsuragi, Ikuro||0-for-0||7: BB|
|Nishimura, Ken, W||1||14||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.675|
|Kubota, Tomoyuki, H||2||27||7||6||1||0||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2.813|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, S||1||12||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 2nd)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G4, 2: G5, 5: G6, 7: S3, 9: F9|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: F9, 2: 3B, 5: 1B, 7: G4|
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||0-for-2, 1 RBI||1: BB (SB), 2: F7, 5: S9, 7: G4|
|(RF)||Guiel, Aaron||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: G4, 5: f2, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: F8, 6: G4, 8: SO|
|1B||Takeuchi, Shinichi||1-for-4||2: F7, 3: SO, 6: 2B, 8: F7|
|(SS)||Fujimoto, Atsushi||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: F7, 6: F7, 9: 3B|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-3, 1 R||2: 2B, 4: f3, 6: SO|
|PH||Kawamoto, Ryohei||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(P)||Barnette, Tony||0-for-1||2: BB, 4: SO|
|PH||Ueda, Tsuyoshi||1-for-1||7: 1B|
|PH||D'Antona, Jamie||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Barnette, Tony||5 1/3||105||28||23||9||1||4||4||0||1||0||0||4||4||2.585|
|Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, L||1||23||6||5||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.000|
Bottom of the 2nd - 3 runs, 3 hits
Uezono on the mound for Hanshin
Takeuchi flies out to left. Fujimoto hits a single to right. Aikawa hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Barnette walks to load the bases. Tanaka drives in a run with a ground out to third, runner on first and third. Miyamoto clears the bases with a 2-run double, runner on third. Aoki flies out to left.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Barnette on the mound for Yakult
Arai flies out to center. Jojima hits a solo homer. Brazell hits a single to right. Sakurai hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Kano strikes out swinging. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Uezono, walks to load the bases. Murton grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tsutsui on the mound for Hanshin
Tanaka grounds out to short. Miyamoto hits a single to left and advances all the way to third on a fielding error (E7). Aoki hits sac fly right. Guiel fouls out to the catcher.
Top of the 6th - 3 runs, 5 hits
Barnette on the mound for Yakult
Sakurai grounds out to third. Kano hits a single to right. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Tsutsui, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. S. Fujikawa pinch-runs for Hiyama. Murton hits an RBI single, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Barnette.
Hirano hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Toritani strikes out looking. Arai hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Jojima grounds out to third.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Brazell hits a single to right. Sakurai strikes out swinging. Kano reaches on a throwing error (E1), runners on first and second. Katsuragi, pinch-hitting for Nishimura, walks to load the bases. Murton drives in a run with ground out to first, runners on first and third. Hirano grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 1st
Tanaka grounds out to second. Miyamoto flies out to right. Aoki walks and steals second. Guiel walks, runner on first and second. Iihara strikes out looking.
Top of the 3rd
Kano hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uezono. Murton grounds out to short, runner on third. Hirano walks, runners on first and third. Toritani flies out to left.
Top of the 5th
Hirano hits a single to center. Toritani walks, runners on first and second. Arai grounds into a double play, runner on third. Johjima walks, runners on first and third. Brazell strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th
Iihara grounds out to third. Takeuchi hits a double to right. Fujimotot flies out to left, runner on third. Aikawa strikes swinging.
Bottom of the 7th
Ueda, pinch-hitting for Masubuchi, hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Miyamoto grounds out to second, runner on second. Aoki grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 9th
Fujimoto hits a triple to left. Kawamoto, pinch-hitting for Aikawa, grounds out to short. D'Antona, pinch-hitting for Hashimoto, strikes out swinging. Tanaka flies out to right.
The Swallows have now dropped four straight. They have also fallen into 5th place. ... The Tigers take the series, 2-0. ... Jojima (HAM) has hit a home run in his last two games.