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Yokohama Bay Stars 4 – Hanshin Tigers 3 (July 10, 2010)

by on Jul.10, 2010 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4 8 0
Hanshin 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 2

Attendance: 46911 | Hanshin leads series, 5-4-0 | Time: 3:03

Potential Starters: Naoyuki Shimizu (YOK) 7-7, 4.59 - Naoto Tsuru (HAN) 2-1, 2.84

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: f5, 5: f7
PH-CF Yoshimura, Yuki 0-for-2 7: F8, 9: G3
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: f7, 5: G4, 7: G6
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: G4, 6: F8, 8: G4
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: G5, 4: 1B, 6: HR, 8: SO
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: G3
LF Onishi, Hiroaki 0-for-0
(1B) Harper, Brett 3-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: F4, 9: 2B
PR Nonaka, Shingo 0-for-0, 1 R
1B Yamazaki, Noriharu 0-for-0
(C) Takeyama, Shingo 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G5, 4: f9, 7: 2B, 9: S3
(2B) Fujita, Kazuya 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G4, 5: 1B, 7: G4, 9: 1B
(P) Shimizu, Naoyuki 0-for-3, 1 RBI 3: G1, 5: SO, 7: E4, 9: S1
P Yamaguchi, Shun 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shimizu, Naoyuki, W 8 1/3 114 34 32 7 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.486
Yamaguchi, Shun, S 2/3 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.496
9 126 36 33 7 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 3 3

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-4 1: G4, 2: SO, 5: G1, 8: SO
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-4 1: 3B, 3: G5, 5: G3, 8: G6
(RF) Murton, Matt 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: G1, 5: F9, 8: G6
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 3: F9, 6: G4, 9: BB
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4 1: F7, 4: G1, 6: SO, 9: F8
(C) Jojima, Kenji 2-for-4 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 9: 1B
PR Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(LF) Lin, Wei-Chu 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: F8, 7: G6, 9: 1B
PR Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-0
(CF) Asai, Ryo 2-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: HR, 4: 1B, 7: G6, 9: S9
(P) Tsuru, Naoto 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: SO
P Fujihara, Masanori 0-for-0
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 7: SO
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tsuru, Naoto, L 6 1/3 100 27 26 6 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 3.045
Fujihara, Masanori 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.400
Watanabe, Ryo 1 19 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.929
Kubota, Tomoyuki 1 12 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 5.094
9 139 37 34 8 1 6 1 0 2 1 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Jojima flies out to center.  Lin hits a double to left.  Asai hits a 2-run homer.  Tsuru strikes out swinging.  Toritani strike out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Uchikawa grounds out to second.  Murata hits a single to left and advances to second on a wild pitch.  Sledge strikes out swinging.  Harper hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.  Takeyama fouls out to right.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Uchikawa flies out to center.  Murata hits a solo homer.  Sledge strikes out swinging.  Harper flies out to second.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Takeyama hits a double to left.  Fujita grounds out to second, runner on third.  Shimizu reaches on a fielding error (E4) and a run scores, runner on first.
Pitching change: Fujihara in for Tsuru.
Yoshimura, pinch-hitting for Shimozono, flies out to center.  Ishikawa grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubota on the mound for Hanshin
Harper hits a double to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Nonaka.  Takeyama hits a sac bunt, runner on third.  Fujita hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.  Shimizu hits a sac bunt, runner on second.  Yoshimura grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Defense: Onishi takes over in left; Yamazaki takes over at first.
Arai walks.  Brazell flies out to center.  Jojima hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Lin hits a single to left, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Shimizu
S. Fujikawa and Uemoto enter the game as pinch-runners for Jojima and Lin, respectively.  Asai hits a sac fly to right, runners on first and third.  Hiyama enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Kubota.  Uemoto steals second, runners on second and third.  Hiyama flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Toritani grounds out to second.  Hirano hits a triple to right.  Murton walks, runners on first and third.  Arai strikes out swinging.  Brazell flies out to left.

Bottom of the 4th
Brazell grounds out to the pitcher.  Jojima hits a single to left.  Lin flies out to center.  Asai hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Tsuru strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Fujita hits a single to right.  Shimizu fails to lay down a sac bunt on three attempts.  Shimozono fouls out to left and Fujita advances to second on a throwing error (E7).  Ishikawa grounds out to second.

Notes

The Bay Stars are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 27-49-0 (6th place). ... The Tigers are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 43-33-1 (2nd place).

Shimizu (YOK) stopped a 2-game losing streak with his 101st victory of his career to go 8-7 on the season.  Shimizu had dropped his last two starts after winning his 100th game on 6/20 (vs Hanshin).  Shimizu also improved to 3-0 in three starts against the Hanshin Tigers this season.  This was Shimizu's first career win at Koshien Stadium.  Yamaguchi (YOK) notched his 18th save of the year. ... Tsuru (HAN) took the loss and evened his record out to 2-2.

Home runs
YOK: Murata (13)
HAN: Asai (2)