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Yakult Swallows 1 – Yomiuri Giants 5 (May 4, 2010)

by on May.04, 2010 @ 5:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 14:00

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

Attendance: 45292 | Yomiuri leads series, 4-3-0 | Time: 2:45

Potential Starters: Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 0-5, 4.66 - Dicky Gonzalez (YOM) 2-3, 6.27

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st, 6th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(LF) Fukuchi, Kazuki 1-for-4 1: 1B (SB), 3: F7, 5: E3 (CS), 8: F4
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-3 1: BB, 4: G6, 5: F4, 8: G6
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-3, 1 R 1: DP, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 9: BB
(1B) D'Antona, Jamie 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: DP, 9: DP
(RF) Iihara, Yasushi 2-for-3 2: F3, 4: 1B (SB), 6: 1B (BrO), 9: BB
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-3 2: F4, 4: BB, 7: G6, 9: F8
(SS) Fujimoto, Atsushi 0-for-3 2: F4, 4: F6, 7: G6
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-3 3: G6, 4: SO, 7: SO
P Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 0-for-0
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 0-for-2 3: F8, 5: G6
P Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 0-for-0
PH-C Fukukawa, Masakazu 0-for-1 8: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori, L 6 2/3 93 27 24 7 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 4 4.765
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 1 19 6 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.909
8 115 34 30 9 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 5 5

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: 2B, 5: F8, 7: G5
(CF-LF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: SO, 5: G6, 8: G1
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: f7, 5: G3, 8: 2B
PR-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0, 1 R
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 2-for-3, 2 RBI 1: S9, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-3B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0
(1B) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3, 2 RBI 1: 3B, 3: F9, 6: DP
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Kaneto, Norihito 0-for-0
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-1 8: F8
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0
(RF) Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-3 1: F4, 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: BB
(2B) Nakai, Daisuke 0-for-2 1: G5, 4: F9
2B Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-2 7: G3, 8: G4
(C) Tsuruoka, Kazunari 1-for-2, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: F8, 7: S2
(P) Gonzalez, Dicky 0-for-1 2: S3, 4: G6
1B Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-1 7: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Gonzalez, Dicky, W 6 91 23 21 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.308
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 1 14 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.754
Kaneto, Norihito, H 1 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.769
Kroon, Marc 1 16 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.696
9 130 33 29 6 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 4 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto hits a single to right.  Chono hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Ogasawara hits a single to right, bases loaded.  Ramirez hits a sac fly to right, runners on first and third.  Abe hits a 2-run triple to center.  Tani flies out to second.  Nakai grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Tsuruoka hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Gonzalez.  Sakamoto hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.  Chono strikes out swinging.  Ogasawara fouls out to left.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Gonzalez on the mound for Yomiuri
Miyamoto grounds out to short.  Aoki hits an infield single and advances to third on a throwing error (E1).  D'Antona hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.  Iihara hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Iihara steals second, runners on second and third.  Tanaka walks, bases loaded.  Fujimoto flies out to short.  Aikawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Chono grounds out to the pitcher.  Ogasawara hits a double to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Suzuki.  Ramirez hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  Furuki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez.  Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Kaneto, flies out to center.  Tani walks, runners on first and second.  Wakiya grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Fukuchi hits a single to center and steals second.  Miyamoto walks, runners on first and second.  Aoki grounds into a double play, runner on third.  D'Antona strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Aoki hits a single to right.  D'Antona grounds into a double play.  Iihara hits a single to left and is thrown out at second.

Bottom of the 7th
Wakiya hits a grounder to first and reaches on an error (E1).  Tsuruoka hits a sac bunt, runner on second.  Lee grounds out to second, runner on third.
Pitching change: Masubuchi in for Ishikawa.
Sakamoto grounds out to third.

Notes

The Giants have won two in a row. ...  The Swallows dropped their third straight. ... Gonzalez (YOM) picked up the win and evened his record out to 3-3. ... Ishikawa (YAK) recorded his 6th loss of the season and still does not have a win to his name (7 starts).  He told reporters, "The first inning set the tone.  I couldn't pitch the way I wanted to. ... I've already lost 6 games. ... I know I can get caught up in this, but I don't think it'll be good for me if I do.  I just need to get that first win." ... Aoki (YAK) felt he could have done a better job with the ball Abe hit in the first, saying, "I need to make that play since the ball hit my glove.  I can't be making those kinds of mistakes, especially with the team in the middle of this slump."