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Yakult Swallows 2 – Hanshin Tigers 3 (July 7, 2010)

by on Jul.07, 2010 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
Hanshin 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 X 3 10 0

Attendance: 42645 | Hanshin leads series, 7-3-0 | Time: 3:00

Potential Starters: Masato Nakazawa (YAK) 5-4, 3.86 - Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (HAN) 4-4, 2.90

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HR, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: G4
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-3 1: G6, 3: S3, 6: 1B, 8: F9
(LF) Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-4 1: G1, 3: F7, 6: G6, 8: SO
(RF) Guiel, Aaron 0-for-3 1: HBP, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO
(1B) D'Antona, Jamie 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F9, 6: F8, 9: SO
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: HR, 7: BB, 9: BB
PR Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-0
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-4 2: DP, 4: L5, 7: G6, 9: F7
(SS) Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-3 2: F7, 5: SO, 7: G4
PH Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-1 9: F4
(P) Nakazawa, Masato 0-for-2 3: G4, 5: G4
PH Ueda, Tsuyoshi 0-for-0 7: HBP
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nakazawa, Masato, L 6 105 29 27 9 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 3.910
Oshimoto, Takehiko 1 16 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.094
Matsuoka, Kenichi 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.364
8 133 36 33 10 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 3

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: G4, 4: 1B, 6: F8
(2B-CF) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-3, 1 R 1: F7, 3: BB, 4: 2B, 6: F6
(LF) Murton, Matt 3-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: 1B, 4: G6, 7: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 7: DP
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: G6, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 7: BB
(C) Jojima, Kenji 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: G6
(CF) Asai, Ryo 0-for-2 2: BB, 3: F9, 5: G1
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-1 8: SO
2B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-0
(RF) Sakurai, Kodai 0-for-3 2: f3, 4: F8, 6: G4
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 8: G4
RF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(P) Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi 0-for-2 2: G5, 4: SO
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 6: HR
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 8: F7
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi, W 6 83 23 21 5 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 2.912
Watanabe, Ryo, H 1 21 5 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.976
Kubota, Tomoyuki, H 1 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.981
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 18 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.324
9 134 35 30 5 2 7 2 2 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Shimoyanagi on the mound for Hanshin
Aoki hits a solo homer.  Tanaka grounds out to short.  Iihara grounds out to the pitcher.  Guiel gets hit by a pitch.  D'Antona strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Toritani grounds out to second.  Hirano walks.  Murton hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Arai flies out to right.  Brazell hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third.  Jojima hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.  Asai flies out to right.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Shimoyanagi on the mound for Hanshin
Guiel strikes out swinging.  D'Antona flies out to right. Aikawa hits a solo homer.  Miyamoto lines out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Sakurai grounds out to second.  Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Shimoyanagi, hits a solo homer.  Toritani flies out to center.  Hirano flies out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Toritani flies out to center.  Hirano flies out to left.  Murton hits a double to center.  Arai grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 2nd
Brazell grounds out to short.  Jojima hits a double to left.  Asai walks, runners on first and second.  Sakurai fouls out to first.  Shimoyanagi grounds out to third.

Top of the 3rd
Nakazawa grounds out to second.  Aoki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka.  Iihara flies out to left.

Bottom of the 4th
Sakurai flies out to center.  Shimoyanagi strikes out looking.  Toritani hits a single to center.  Hirano hits a double to left, runners on second and third.  Murton grounds out to short.

Top of the 7th
Aikawa walks.  Miyamoto grounds out to short, runner on second.  Onizaki grounds out to second, runner on third.  Ueda, pinch-hitting for Nakazawa, gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third.  Aoki grounds out to second.

Notes

The Tigers won their second straight game and are now 42-31-1 (2nd place). ... The Swallows dropped their third straight game and are now 29-44-2 (5th place).

Shimoyanagi (HAN) got the win and is now 3-0 in his last 5 starts and 5-4 on the year.  K. Fujikawa (HAN saved his 15th game of the year. ... Nakazawa (YAK) took the loss and is now 5-5.

Aoki (YAK) led off the game with a homer, his first such homer since 7/11/2007 (vs Hiroshima) and fifth of his career.

Whitesell (YAK) was held out of the starting line-up due to swelling in the area in which he was hit by a pitch last night (right knee).

Home runs
YAK: Aoki (6), Aikawa (7)
HAN: Sekimoto (3)