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Yomiuri Giants 7 – Hanshin Tigers 8 (May 2, 2010)

by on May.02, 2010 @ 5:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00

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

Attendance: 46835 | Hanshin leads series, 6-3-0 | Time: 3:16

Potential Starters: Shugo Fujii (YOM) 1-1, 3.13 - Atsushi Nomi (HAN) 3-0, 4.43

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F7, 3: F7, 6: F7, 7: E1, 9: 1B
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-5, 2 R 1: G3, 4: E5, 6: 3B, 7: G6, 9: SO
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-5 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: L5, 7: G6, 9: SO
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: HR, 8: G4
(RF) Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: E6, 4: G5, 6: HR, 8: F8
(1B) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-3 2: F6, 5: 1B (BrO), 6: SO
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-1 8: SO
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-3, 1 R 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: 3B, 9: BB
PR Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G1
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
1B Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-0 7: BB (BrO), 9: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya 4 1/3 84 21 19 7 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 5 2 2.505
Kubo, Yuya 1 24 7 7 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.656
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, L 2 2/3 36 11 10 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 6.052
8 144 39 36 15 3 8 1 0 2 0 0 8 5

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Murton, Matt 3-for-5 1: 1B (BrO), 3: SO, 5: G3, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-3, 1 R 1: S1, 3: 1B (CS), 5: E4, 6: DP, 8: S5
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G6, 8: SO
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 7: HR
(C) Jojima, Kenji 3-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: HR, 7: F9
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-3, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: G4, 5: SO
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
P Kawasaki, Yusuke 0-for-0
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-1 7: 3B
(RF) Sakurai, Kodai 0-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: G1, 6: f4, 7: SO
(LF) Kano, Keisuke 1-for-3 2: F9, 4: G5, 6: 1B
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 8: F7
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0
(P) Nomi, Atsushi 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G6
PR-1B Katsuragi, Ikuro 1-for-1, 1 R 6: 1B
PH-1B Sekimoto, Kentaro 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
Nomi, Atsushi 5 68 18 18 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.622
Nishimura, Ken 2/3 12 6 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3.000
Kawasaki, Yusuke, H 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kubota, Tomoyuki, W 2 35 9 8 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 3.316
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 14 5 3 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 134 39 36 8 2 10 2 0 1 2 0 7 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Wakiya reaches on a throwing error (E5) and ultimately gets to second.  Ogasawara strikes out swinging.  Ramirez grounds out to short, runner on third.  Abe hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.  Tani grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Toritani hits a single to left.  Arai hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Jojima hits a single to center, bases loaded.  Brazell drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on first and third.  Sakurai drives in a run with a ground out to the pitchers, runner on first.  Kano grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th - 4 runs, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Nomi reaches on a catching error (E3).  Murton grounds out to first, runner on second.  Hirano reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on first and third.  Katsuragi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nomi.  Toritani hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Utsumi.
Arai strikes out swinging.  Jojima hits a 3-run homer.  Brazell strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Nishimura on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto flies out to left.  Wakiya hits a triple to right.  Ogasawara lines out to third.  Ramirez hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.  Abe hits a 2-run homerTani hits a solo homer.
Pitching change: Kawasaki in for Nishimura.
Takahashi strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Kubota on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: S. Fujikawa takes over in left
Chono hits a triple to center and scores on a wild pitch.  Lee walks.  Sakamoto reaches on a throwing error (E1), runners on first and third.  Wakiya hits a grounder to short, Lee gets caught in a run-down between third and home and is tagged out, runners advance to second and third during run-down.  A wild pitch allows another run to score, runner on third.  Ogasawara grounds out to short.  Ramirez strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Toritani grounds out to short.  Arai hits a solo homer.  Jojima flies out to right.  S. Fujikawa hits a triple to center.  Sakurai strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Kubota, flies out to left.  Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Katsuragi, hits a solo homer.  Murton hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano.  Toritani strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Murton hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano.  Toritani walks, runners on first and second.  Arai strikes out swinging.  Jojima hits a single to right and Murton is thrown out at home.

Bottom of the 6th
Sakurai fouls out to second.  Kano hits a single to right.  Katsuragi hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Murton hits a single to center, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Kubo.
Defense: Lee takes over at first.
Hirano grounds into a double play.

Top of the 9th
Chono walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Suzuki.  Lee hits a sac bunt, runner on second.  Sakamoto hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Wakiya strikes out swinging.  Ogasawara strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Tigers completed a three game sweep of the Giants and are now in a first place tie with the Giants. ... The Giants have lost three in a row for the first time this season. ... The Tigers have won five in a row. ... Utsumi (YOM) failed to win his 5th consecutive start of the year.  Masumi Kuwata is the last Giants' pitcher to start the season 5-0 in 5 games in 1989. ... Nomi (HAN) hurt his right foot (instep) while running the bases in the 5th. ... The two teams combined to commit 5 errors that led to 4 unearned runs.