Hanshin Tigers vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 18895 | Hanshin leads series, 7-5-0 | Time: 2:56
Potential Starters: Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 7-4, 3.40 - Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 3-8, 4.05
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st, 4th)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: G4, 5: f6, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-3||1: S1, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: G1|
|(RF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: L6, 5: G5, 8: G1|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4||1: E6, 3: 1B, 6: SO, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-4||1: DP, 3: 1B, 6: F6, 9: F9|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-4||2: E6 (BrO), 3: f2, 6: G4, 9: F7|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-3||2: E6 (BrO), 4: SO, 7: F5|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||1-for-2||2: BB, 4: 1B, 7: F8|
|(P)||Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi||0-for-2||2: G1, 4: DP|
|PH||Uemoto, Hiroki||0-for-1||7: F9|
|Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi, L||6||94||26||21||4||0||3||3||1||0||0||0||3||3||3.041|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||0-for-4||1: G6, 3: SO, 5: F4, 7: G6|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-2, 1 R||1: BB, 3: F8, 6: 2B (BrO), 7: BB|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 3: SO, 6: G1, 7: SO|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-2, 1 R||1: HBP, 4: G3, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-2, 1 RBI||1: S9, 4: F7, 6: F9, 8: S1|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: G6, 4: F9, 6: 3B, 8: G1|
|(LF)||Noguchi, Yoshiyuki||0-for-2||2: G6, 5: G6, 6: BB|
|PH-1B||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-0||8: BB|
|(SS)||Fujimoto, Atsushi||0-for-1||2: G4|
|SS||Onizaki, Yuji||0-for-3||5: G4, 6: F8, 8: G6|
|(P)||Ishikawa, Masanori||1-for-2||2: SO, 5: 1B|
|PH||Kawamoto, Ryohei||0-for-1||7: f2|
|Ishikawa, Masanori, W||7||94||27||25||5||0||3||1||0||1||0||0||1||1||3.869|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, H||1||10||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.615|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||17||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.227|
Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Toritani hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Murton hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Arai reaches on a throwing error (E6), runners on first and second. Brazell grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 0 hits
Shimoyanagi on the mound for Hanshin
Aoki grounds out to short. Tanaka walks. Iihara walks, runners on first and second. Whitesell gets hit by a pitch to load the bases. Hatakeyama hits a sac fly to right, runners on first and third. Aikawa grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Shimoyanagi on the mound for Hanshin
Tanaka hits a double to right. Iihara fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on first. Whitesell hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hatakeyama files out to right. Aikawa clears the bases with a 2-run triple to right, runner on third. Noguchi walks. Onizaki flies out to center.
Top of the 2nd
Kanemoto reaches on a fielding error (E6). Jojima reaches on a throwing error (E6), Kanemoto to third, and Jojima is thrown out trying to get to second. Asai walks, runners on first and third. Shimoyanagi's squeeze bunt doesn't work out as planned as Kanemoto gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second. Toritani grounds out to second.
Top of the 3rd
Hirano grounds out to short. Murton lines out to short. Arai hits a single to right. Brazell hits a single to left, Arai to third, runners on first and third. Kanemoto fouls out to the catcher.
Bottom of the 8th
Whitesell walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Fukuchi. Hatakeyama hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Aikawa grounds out to the pitcher. Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Noguchi, walks, runners on first and third. Onizaki grounds out to short.
The Swallows won their 6th game in a row and are now 35-44-2 (4th place). ... The Tigers dropped their second straight game and are now 44-35-1 (2nd place).
Ishikawa (YAK) won his second straight start and is now 4-8 on the year. Lim (YAK) saved his 19th game of the year. ... Shimoyanagi (HAN) suffered his first loss since 5/26 (vs Seibu) and is now 5-5. In between losses, Shimoyanagi went 3-0 over 5 starts. This was also Shimoyanagi's first loss to the Swallows in 3 starts this season.
The Swallows yanked Fujimoto (YAK) from the line-up after his first at bat in the second because they felt it would be better for him to sit after he committed three errors within the first two innings of the game.