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Yakult Swallows 1 – Orix Buffaloes 3 (May 30, 2010)

by on May.30, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yakult Swallows vs Orix Buffaloes @ Skymark Stadium - 14:00

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

Attendance: 34545 | Orix leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 2:49

Potential Starters: Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 1-4, 6.25 - Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 3-2, 6.10

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G5, 3: G1, 6: F8, 9: 三2
(LF) Fukuchi, Kazuki 1-for-3 1: F9, 4: HBP, 7: 1B (SB), 9: SO
(RF) Guiel, Aaron 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: f5, 7: f3, 9: 1B
(DH) D'Antona, Jamie 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: DP, 7: BB, 9: F9
(1B) Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-2 2: F9, 5: G4
PH-1B Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-2 7: SO, 9: G1
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: G6, 7: SO
(C) Fukukawa, Masakazu 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO
PH Ueda, Tsuyoshi 0-for-1 8: SO
C Kinugawa, Atsushi 0-for-0
(SS) Fujimoto, Atsushi 0-for-1 3: SO
PH Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-1 6: F9
SS Araki, Takahiro 0-for-1 8: G4
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-2 3: 1B, 6: BB (CS), 8: G3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sato, Yoshinori, L 7 123 27 26 6 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.442
Oshimoto, Takehiko 1 16 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 3.600
8 139 32 29 9 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 3 3

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 2: F8, 5: F7, 8: 1B
(RF) Akada, Shogo 0-for-2 1: G5, 3: SO, 5: BB, 8: S3
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: 3B
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: G3, 8: S8
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: G6, 6: G6, 8: 1B
PR-DH Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0
(LF) Taguchi, So 1-for-3 2: G5, 4: 1B, 6: G1
(C) Hidaka, Takeshi 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: DP, 7: F7
(3B) Shimamura, Ikki 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: G5, 7: F9
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 2-for-3 2: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: f3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Shogo, W 6 1/3 82 22 19 2 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.239
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 2/3 10 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.054
Kishida, Mamoru, H 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.424
Leicester, Jon, S 1 16 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.500
9 117 32 29 4 0 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Taguchi grounds out to third.  Hidaka hits a solo homer.  Ikki grounds out to second.  Obiki hits a single to right.  Sakaguchi flies out to center.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Oshimoto on the mound for Yakult
Sakaguchi hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Akada.  Goto hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third.  T-Okada hits a sac fly to center.  Kitagawa hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Moriyama.  Moriyama gets caught trying to steal second.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Leicester on the mound for Orix
Aoki hits a double to third.  Fukuchi strikes out swinging.  Guiel hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  D'Antona flies out to right.  Hatakeyama grounds out to the pitcher.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Sakaguchi grounded out to second.  Akada grounded out to third.  Goto hits a single to center.  T-Okada hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Kitagawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Ikki grounds out to third.  Obiki hits a single to right.  Sakaguchi flies out to left.  Adaka walks, runners on first and second.  Goto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Fukuchi hits a single to left.  Guiel fouls out to first.  Fukuchi steals second.  D'Antona walks, runners on first and second.  Hatakeyama enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Takeuchi.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Yamamoto.
Hatakeyama strikes out swinging.  Miyamoto strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Buffaloes took the Inter-league series, 3-1.

The Buffaloes are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 2 games under 500. ... The Swallows are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 19 games under 500. ... Yamamoto (ORI) won his second start in a row and improved to 4-2.  Leicester (ORI) saved his 10th game of the season. ... Yoshinori (YAK) dropped his 5th straight game and is now 1-5.  Yoshinori's only win of the season came during his first start against the Yomiuri Giants on 3/27.

It was Ganbaro Kobe Day (がんばろうKOBEデー) at Skymark Stadium.  Eri Hiramatsu was a special guest.  The Buffaloes also wore their old Blue Waves uniforms during the game.