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Yomiuri Giants 4 – Yakult Swallows 2 (June 24, 2010)

by on Jun.24, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00

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

Attendance: 15969 | Yomiuri leads series, 7-4-0 | Time: 3:07

Potential Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 6-2, 2.90 - Tony Barnette (YAK) 3-4, 4.94

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-5 1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 6: F8, 9: F9
(3B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-5 1: G6, 3: F6, 5: G6, 7: 1B (SB), 9: SO
(1B) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: SO
RF Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: F3, 4: HR, 6: HR, 7: G6
2B Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 7: SO
(RF-LF) Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G5, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 8: F7
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: G5, 4: BB, 6: HR, 8: f5
(2B-1B) Gonzalez, Edgar 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-2 3: G3, 4: F7, 6: S2
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
LF Kudo, Takahito 0-for-1 9: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, W 6 1/3 103 26 23 5 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.893
Kubo, Yuya, H 2/3 17 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.454
Ochi, Daisuke, H 1 22 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.588
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, S 1 8 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.463
9 150 37 32 6 0 6 4 0 1 0 0 2 2

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: G4, 7: G3, 9: SO
(LF) Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-3 1: S2, 3: G6, 5: L6, 7: SO
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-0
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-3 1: G5, 3: G6, 6: G6, 8: BB
(1B) D'Antona, Jamie 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G4, 8: SO
(RF-LF) Iihara, Yasushi 2-for-4 1: G6, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 1B
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-4 2: G5, 4: G4, 7: F7, 8: F3
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 4: IBB, 7: 1B, 8: F9
(SS) Fujimoto, Atsushi 0-for-2 2: F8, 4: G3
PH Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-1 7: 1B
PR-SS Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-0
PH Yoshimoto, Ryo 0-for-1 9: F9
(P) Nakazawa, Masato 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: G4
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Koki 0-for-0
PH Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-0
PH-RF Guiel, Aaron 0-for-1 7: BB, 9: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nakazawa, Masato, L 5 2/3 99 27 24 8 3 4 2 0 1 0 0 4 4 3.919
Oshimoto, Takehiko 1 17 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.622
Watanabe, Koki 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Matsui, Kosuke 2 22 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.500
9 144 38 35 9 3 7 2 0 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fukuchi.  Tanaka grounds out to third.  D'Antona hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  Iihara grounds out to short.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Ramirez hits a solo homer.  Abe hits a single to right.  Tani flies out to left.  Chono walks, runners on first and second.  E. Gonzalez strikes out looking.  Utsumi flies out to left.

Top of the 6th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Ramirez hits a solo homer.  Abe strikes out swinging.  Tani hits a single to left.  Chono hits a 2-run homer.  E. Gonzalez hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Utsumi.
Pitching change: Oshimoto in for Nakazawa.
Sakamoto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Kamei takes over in right; Terauchi takes over at second; Tani moves from right to left; E. Gonzalez moves from second to first.
Aikawa flies out to left.  Miyamoto hits a single to left.  Hatakeyama, pinch-hitting for Fujimoto, hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Kawamoto enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Watanabe.  Onizaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hatakeyama.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Utsumi.
Guiel, pinch-hitting for Kawamoto, walks to load the bases.  Aoki drives in a run with a ground out to first, runners on second and third.  Fukuchi strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Abe hits a single to center.  Tani grounds out to third, runner on second.  Chono grounds out to third.  E. Gonzalez strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th
D'Antona strikes out looking.  Iihara hits a single to left.  Aikawa rounds out to second, runner on second.  Miyamoto gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second.  Fujimoto grounds out to first.

Top of the 7th
Wakiya hits a single to center.   Takahashi strikes out swinging as Wakiya steals second.  Ramirez grounds out to short, runner on third.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Oshimoto.
Abe strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Tanaka walks.  D'Antona strikes out swinging.  Iihara hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Aikawa flies out to first.  Miyamoto flies out to right.

Notes

The Giants to the series, 2-1.

The Giants are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 40-26-0 (1st place). ... The Swallows are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 24-40-2 (5th place).

Utsumi (YOM) won his second straight start and improved to 7-2.  Yamaguchi saved his second game of the year. ... Nakazawa (YAK) took the loss and is now 4-4.

This is Ramirez's (YOM) second 2-homer game of the year.

Home runs
YOM: Ramirez (21, 22), Chono (9)