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Hiroshima Carp 3 – Hanshin Tigers 4 (May 9, 2010)

by on May.09, 2010 @ 5:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hiroshima Carp vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00

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

Attendance: 46703 | Hanshin leads series, 5-2-0 | Time: 3:18

Potential Starters: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 5-1, 1.50 - Naoto Tsuru (HAN) 0-0, 0.00

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 1-for-5, 1 R 1: G1, 3: 1B, 5: G5, 7: F7, 9: SO
(SS) Soyogi, Eishin 2-for-5, 1 R 1: F4, 3: F7, 5: 2B, 7: F7, 9: 1B (SB)
(CF) Amaya, Soichiro 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: BB, 5: L3, 7: SO, 9: F8
(1B-3B) Kurihara, Kenta 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: 1B, 5: 2B, 8: BB, 9: IBB
(LF) Fiorentino, Jeff 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: S1, 5: BB, 8: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Kokubo, Tetsuya 0-for-3 2: f5, 4: G5, 5: f3
PH Shima, Shigenobu 0-for-1 8: G4
P Bale, John 0-for-0  
P Yokoyama, Ryuji 0-for-0  
(RF) Akamatsu, Masato 1-for-3 2: G3, 4: BB, 6: G5, 8: 1B
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 0-for-3 3: G4, 4: G6, 6: SO
PH Maeda, Tomonori 1-for-1, 1 RBI 8: 1B
PR Nakahigashi, Naoki 0-for-0  
C Kura, Yoshikazu 0-for-0  
(P) Maeda, Kenta 0-for-3 3: F9, 5: E3, 6: G4
PH-1B Iwamoto, Takahiro 0-for-1 8: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Maeda, Kenta, L 7 132 29 28 7 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 1.918
Bale, John 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.500
Yokoyama, Ryuji 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.328
  8 141 32 31 7 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 4  

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Murton, Matt 2-for-4, 2 RBI 1: F8, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: 2B
(2B-RF) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: 2B, 5: G6, 7: F9
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: G4, 8: G4
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-4 1: F4, 4: G1, 6: SO, 8: G4
(C) Jojima, Kenji 0-for-4 2: G1, 4: G5, 6: G6, 8: SO
(1B) Brazell, Craig 3-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 4: HR, 7: 1B
PR-2B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-0  
(RF) Sakurai, Kodai 0-for-2 2: F8, 4: SO
PH-LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-1, 1 R 7: G1
(LF-1B) Katsuragi, Ikuro 0-for-2, 1 R 2: SO, 5: G3, 7: BB
(P) Tsuru, Naoto 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G3
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0  
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 7: F8
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0  
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0  

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tsuru, Naoto 6 93 27 22 4 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.000
Nishimura, Ken, W 1 13 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.368
Kubota, Tomoyuki, H 2/3 15 4 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.154
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 1/3 34 7 6 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  9 155 41 34 7 0 7 6 0 1 0 0 3 1  

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Jojima grounds out to the pitcher.  Brazell hits a solo homer to left. Sakurai flies out to center.  Katsuragi strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Arai grounds out to the pitcher.  Jojima grounds out to third.  Brazell hits a solo homer to right.  Sakurai strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
K. Maeda reaches on an error (E3).  Higashide grounds out to third, runner on first.  Soyogi hits an RBI double to right and advances to third on a fielding error (E7).  Amaya lines out to first.  Kurihara hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.  Fiorentino walks, runners on first and second.  Kokubo fouls out to first.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Brazell hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-hitter Yamato.  S. Fujikawa, pinch-hitting for Sakurai, fails on a sac bunt, runner on first.  Katsuragi walks, runners on first and second.  Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Nishimura, flies out to center.  Murton clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second.  Hirano flies out to right.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubota on the mound for Hanshin
Kurihara walks.  Fiorentino strikes out looking.  Shima, pinch-hitting for Kokubo, grounds out to second, runner on second.  Akamatsu hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  T. Maeda enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Ishihara.
Pitching change: Fujikawa in for Kubota.
T. Maeda hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third.  Nakahigashi pinch-runs for T. Maeda.  Iwamoto pinch-hits for K. Maeda.  Nakahigashi steals second, runners on second and third.  Iwamoto grounds out to the pitcher.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Tsuru strikes out looking.  Murton grounds out to short.  Hirano hits a double to right.  Toritani flies out to center.

Top of the 4th
Amaya walks.   Kurihara hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Fiorentino hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.  Kokobu grounds out to third.  Akamatsu walks to load the bases.  Ishihara grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th
Higashide strikes out swinging.  Soyogi hits a single to right and steals second.  Amaya flies out to center.  Kurihara gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second.  Fiorentino strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Tigers improved to 21-14-0 while the Carp fell to 15-22-0. ... Nishimura (HAN) got the win for the Tigers and is now 4-0 this year.  Fujikawa (HAN) picked up his 9th save of the year. ... K. Maeda (HIR) recorded his firt loss since 4/2 (vs Yomiuri Giants).  He is now 5-2.