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Yokohama Bay Stars 3 – Hanshin Tigers 7 (July 11, 2010)

by on Jul.11, 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 0 0 1 3 7 3
Hanshin 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 X 7 12 0

Attendance: 46432 | Hanshin leads series, 6-4-0 | Time: 2:52

Potential Starters: Chris Bootcheck (YOK) 1-0, 4.43 - Randy Messenger (HAN) 0-1, 5.79

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F6, 3: F6, 5: 1B, 7: G6, 9: S7
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 0-for-5 1: G6, 3: SO, 5: G3, 8: G4, 9: F7
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 3-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 4: HR, 6: HR, 8: BB
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-3 1: BB, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: F7
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 1-for-4 1: F7, 4: SO, 6: G3, 8: 1B
PR-LF Nonaka, Shingo 0-for-0
(1B) Harper, Brett 0-for-3 2: G3, 4: DP, 6: BB, 8: SO
1B Yamazaki, Noriharu 0-for-0
(2B) Fujita, Kazuya 0-for-4 2: G1, 5: G3, 6: G4, 9: F8
(C) Hashimoto, Tasuku 0-for-3, 1 R 2: G3, 5: G3, 7: SO, 9: BB
(P) Oka, Tomokazu 0-for-1 3: SO
PH Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 1-for-1 5: 1B
P Bootcheck, Chris 0-for-0
PH Saeki, Takahiro 0-for-1 7: f6
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0
P Kato, Kosuke 0-for-0
P Takasaki, Kentaro 0-for-0
PH Onishi, Hiroaki 0-for-0 9: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Oka, Tomokazu, L 4 59 18 18 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 3.812
Bootcheck, Chris 2 35 10 9 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.030
Ejiri, Shintaro 1/3 8 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.395
Kato, Kosuke 1/3 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.679
Takasaki, Kentaro 1 1/3 13 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.154
8 124 36 35 12 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 7 3

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: F9, 6: G4
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-4, 2 R 1: G3, 3: E1, 5: F7, 7: 2B
(RF) Murton, Matt 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G1
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: F4, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(1B) Brazell, Craig 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(C) Jojima, Kenji 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 3: DP, 6: G6, 7: F7
(LF) Lin, Wei-Chu 1-for-4 2: F9, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: F4
P Uezono, Keiji 0-for-0
(CF) Asai, Ryo 2-for-4 2: G4, 4: 1B (CS), 6: SO, 8: 1B (BrO)
(P) Messenger, Randy 0-for-2, 1 R 3: E7, 4: SO
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-0 6: BB
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
1B Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, W 6 87 25 23 6 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.696
Nishimura, Ken 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.956
Watanabe, Ryo 1 26 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.884
Uezono, Keiji 1 26 5 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 3.689
9 148 38 32 7 2 5 5 0 0 1 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Oka on the mound for Yokohama
Arai flies out to second.  Brazell hits a solo homerJojima hits a solo homer. Lin flies out to right.  Asai grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd - 4 runs, 3 hits
Oka on the mound for Yokohama
Messenger reaches on a fielding error (E7), runner on first.  Toritani hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Hirano reaches on a throwing error (E1), bases loaded.  Murton hits an RBI single to right, bases remain loaded.  Arai drives in a run with a ground out to second, a second run scores on a throwing error (E6), runner on second.  Brazell hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.  Jojima grounds into a double play.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Uchikawa hits a solo homer.  Murata hits a single to right.  Sledge strikes out swinging.  Harper grounds into a double play.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Uchikawa hits a solo homer.  Murata grounds out to short.  Sledge grounds out to first.  Harper walks.  Fujita grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ejiri on the mound for Yokohama
Hirano hits a double to center.  Murton grounds out to the pitcher.  Arai hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.
Pitching change: Kato in for Ejiri.
Brazell strikes out looking.
Pitching change: Takasaki in for Kato.
Jojima flies out to left.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 0 hits
Uezono on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: S. Fujikawa takes over in left.
Fujita flies out to center.  Hashimoto walks.  Onishi, pinch-hitting for Takasaki, walks, runners on first and second.  Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch.  Shimozono hits a sac fly to left, runner on second.  Ishikawa flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Shimozono flies out to short.  Ishikawa grounds out to short.  Uchikawa hits a single to right.  Murata walks, runners on first and second.  Sledge flies out to left.

Top of the 5th
Fujita grounds out to first.  Hashimoto grounds out to first.  Kinjo, pinch-hitting for Oka, hits a single to right.  Shimozono hits an infield single, runners on first and second.  Ishikawa grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 5th
Toritani flies out to right.  Hirano flies out to left.  Murton hits a single to left.  Arai hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Brazell strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Jojima grounds out to short.  Lin hits a single to right.  Asai strikes out swinging.  Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Messenger, walks, runners on first and second.  Toritani grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th
Ishikawa grounds out to second.  Uchikawa walks.  Murata flies out to left.  Sledge hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Nonaka enters the game as a pinch-runner for Sledge.  Harper strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Tigers took the series, 2-1.

The Tigers are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 44-33-1 (2nd place). ... The Bay Stars are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 27-50-0 (6th place).  The Bay Stars are the first to 50 losses in either league.

Messenger (HAN) picked up a win in his first start of the season.  He is 1-0. ... Oka (YOK) took the loss and has not won a game since 5/19 (vs Rakuten).  Since then, he has gone 0-4 in 7 starts.  Oka is now 2-4.

Home runs
YOK: Uchikawa (5, 6)
HAN: Brazell (30), Jojima (15)