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Seibu Lions 6 – Yokohama Bay Stars 5 (May 16, 2010)

by on May.16, 2010 @ 5:31 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Seibu Lions vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 14:00

Potential Starters: Kazuyuki Hoashi (SEI) 5-2, 1.27 - Stephen Randolph (YOK) 0-6, 5.68

Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Ishikawa walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shimozono.  Uchikawa hits an RBI double to right, runner on second.  Murata grounds out to third.  Sledge strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 3 runs, 3 hits
Randolph on the mound for Yokohama
Kataoka hits a double to left.  Kuriyama hits a 2-run homer.
Pitching change: Sanada in for Randolph.
Nakajima strikes out swinging.  Nakamura hits a solo homer.  Brown grounds out to second.  Takayama grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Sanada strikes out swinging.  Ishikawa hits a triple to left.  Shimozono walks, a wild pitch allows the runner on third to score, Shimozono to second.  Uchikawa grounds out to third.  Murata walks, runners on first and second.  Sledge grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Ejiri on the mound for Yokohama
Kuriyama hits a single to center.  Nakajima flies out to left.  Nakamura hits a 2-run homer.  Brown strikes out swinging.  Takayama flies out to right.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Ishikawa hits an infield single.  Shimozono flies out to center.  Uchikawa strikes out looking.  Murata hits a single to left, runners advance on fielding error (E7), lead runner scores, Murata to second.  Sledge walks, runners on first and second.  Castillo strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Nogami on the mound for Seibu
Kinjo hits a solo homer.  Takeyama hits a single to center.  Inada, pinch-hitting for Ejiri, grounds out to second, runner on first.
Pitching change: Hoshino in f0r Nogami.
Ishikawa hits a sac bunt, runner on second.  Shimokubo enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Shimozono.
Pitching change: Onodera in for Hoshino.
Shimokubo hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.  Uchikawa flies out to right.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yokohama
Nakajima hits a double to right.  Nakamura strikes out swinging.  Brown strikes out swinging.  Takayama hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.  Y. Ishii, pinch-hitting for Abe, strikes out looking.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Kataoka hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Kuriyama.  Nakajima strikes out swinging.  Nakamura flies out to left.

Top of the 2nd
Brown flies out to right.  Takayama hits a single to left.  Abe hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Hosokawa strikes out swinging.  Hoashi strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Abe hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Hosokawa.  Hoashi strikes out swinging.  Kataoka grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 4th
Castillo hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kinjo.  Takeyama flies out to left, runner on third.  Ide, pinch-hitting for Sanada, strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Kataoka grounds out to short.  Kuriyama walks.  Nakajima gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Nakamura strikes out swinging.  Runner on second advances on wild pitch, runners on first and third.  Brown walks to load the bases.  Takayama flies out to right.

Top of the 8th
Abe flies out to right.  Uemoto, pinch-hitting for Hosokawa, hits an infield single.  G.G. Sato, pinch-hitting for Onodera, strikes out swinging.  Kataoka hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Kuriyama flies out to second.

Notes

The Lions won their second straight and are now 11 games over 500. ... The Bay Stars dropped their 6th straight and are now 8 games under 500. ... Osada (SEI) got the win for Seibu and improved to 2-0.  Sikorski (SEI) racked up his 14th save of the year. ... Yamaguchi (YOK) dropped his first game since 4/13 and is now 1-4. ... Randolph (YOK) left the game with discomfort in his left intercostal muscle.  He did not go to the hospital and instead just got it iced down. ... Uchikawa (YOK) appeared to have hit a home run in the first inning, but upon review, the call was reversed and the hit was ruled a double. ... Nakamura (SEI) recorded his first multi-homer game of the year.  He also has three homers in his last two games.  Nakamura's homer in the 5th was reviewed by the umps and stuck.