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Hiroshima Carp 8 – Yomiuri Giants 2 (July 7, 2010)

by on Jul.07, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hiroshima Carp vs Yomiuri Giants @ Hitachinaka Baseball Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 17 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 7 2

Attendance: 14413 | Yomiuri leads series, 9-2-0 | Time: 3:16

Potential Starters: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 10-3, 1.56 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 7-3, 3.28

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 12, DPs in: 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: E6, 2: G4, 3: 2B, 5: F6, 7: F8, 9: HBP
(SS) Soyogi, Eishin 1-for-5, 1 R 1: S1, 3: 1B, 3: G6, 5: G5, 7: F7, 9: DP
(CF) Akamatsu, Masato 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: F9, 3: S1, 4: HR, 6: 1B (SB), 8: 1B
(LF) Shima, Shigenobu 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: 1B, 4: F8, 6: F5
LF Amaya, Soichiro 0-for-1 8: F6
(RF) Hirose, Jun 0-for-5, 1 R 1: G5, 3: E5, 4: G6, 6: F8, 8: F8
(1B) Huber, Justin 4-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: SO
1B Yamamoto, Yoshihiko 0-for-0
(3B) Kokubo, Tetsuya 4-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 9: 1B
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 2-for-5 2: G2, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 6: F6, 9: 1B
(P) Maeda, Kenta 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G5
P Umetsu, Tomohiro 0-for-0
P Oshima, Takayuki 0-for-0
PH Mukae, Yuichiro 0-for-1 9: G6
P Bale, John 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Maeda, Kenta, W 7 128 27 25 6 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.612
Umetsu, Tomohiro 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.030
Oshima, Takayuki 2/3 6 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.500
Bale, John 1 17 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.426
9 153 34 32 7 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 2 2

Yomiuri

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-4 1: F7, 3: SO, 6: F9, 8: F8
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 1-for-4 1: G1, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: 1B
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-4 1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: G4
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: F9, 7: F4, 8: SO
P Hoshino, Masumi 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-3 2: BB (BrO), 4: SO, 7: F7, 9: G4
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 5: HR, 7: 2B, 9: G4
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-3 2: f5, 5: G4, 7: 1B
PH Odajima, Masakuni 0-for-1 9: SO
(1B) Gonzalez, Edgar 1-for-2, 1 RBI 3: f3, 5: BB (BrO), 7: 1B
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
PH Kudo, Takahito 0-for-1 3: SO
P Nakamura, Micheal 0-for-0
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-1 5: L6
P Kobayashi, Masahide 0-for-0
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 7: SO
P Fukuda, Satoshi 0-for-0
LF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, L 3 85 20 17 8 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 6 2 3.375
Nakamura, Micheal 2 23 9 9 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.455
Kobayashi, Masahide 2 30 9 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.538
Fukuda, Satoshi 1 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.793
Hoshino, Masumi 1 15 5 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
9 168 47 43 17 1 4 1 1 2 0 0 8 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 0 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Higashide reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first.  Soyogi hits a sac bunt, runner on second.  Akamatsu flies out to right, runner on third.  Run scores on a passed ball.  Shima walks.  Hirose grounds out to third.

Top of the 3rd - 5 runs, 6 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Soyogi hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Akamatsu.  Shima hits an RBI single to center and advances to second on the throw.  Hirose reaches on a fielding error (E5), runners on first and second.  Huber hits an infield single, bases loaded.  Kokubo hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded.  Ishihara strikes out swinging.  K. Maeda hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded.  Higashide hits a 2-run double to right, runners on second and third.  Soyogi grounds out to short.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nakamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Akamatsu hits a solo homer.  Shima flies out to center.  Hirose grounds out to short.  Huber hits a single to left.  Kokubo flies out to right.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Chono hits a solo homer.  Wakiya grounds out to second.  E. Gonzalez walks.  Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Nakamura, lines out to short and E. Gonzalez gets doubled off first.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kobayashi on the mound for Yomiuri
Akamatsu hits a single to right and steals second.  Shima flies out to third.  Hirose flies out to center.  Huber hits an RBI infield single, runner on first.  Kokubo hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Ishihara flies out to short.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Ramirez flies out to second.  Abe flies out to left.  Chono hits a double to right.  Wakiya hits an single to left, runners on first and third.  E. Gonzalez hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.  Tani, pinch-hitting for Kobayashi, strikes out looking.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Huber hits a single to left.  Kokubo hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Ishihara fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second.  K. Maeda strikes out swinging.  Higashide grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 2nd
Ramirez strikes out swinging.  Abe walks.  Chono hits a single to right, Abe gets thrown out trying to get to third, Chono to second.  Wakiya fouls out to third.

Bottom of the 8th
Sakamoto flies out to center.
Pitching change: Oshima in for Umetsu.
Matsumoto hits a single to center.  Ogasawara grounds out to second, runner on second.  Ramirez strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Kokubo hits a single to right.  Ishihara hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Mukae, pinch-hitting for Oshima, grounds out to short.  Higashide gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded.  Soyogi grounds into a double play.

Notes

The Carp are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 31-42-2 (4th place). ... The Giants 2-game winning streak came to and.  They are now 46-31-0 (1st place).

K. Maeda (HIR) won his second start in a row (both against the Yomiuri's Utsumi) and improved to 11-3 on the year. ... Utsumi (YOM) dropped his second straight start (both against Hiroshima's K. Maeda) and is now 7-4.

Home runs
HIR: Akamatsu (2)
YOM: Chono (12)