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Hanshin Tigers 9 – Yakult Swallows 5 (July 17, 2010)

by on Jul.17, 2010 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 2 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 9 12 0
Yakult 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 5 7 2

Attendance: 25028 | Hanshin leads series, 8-5-0 | Time: 3:12

Potential Starters: Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 7-4, 3.40 - Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 5-5, 4.25

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-4, 1 R 1: F3, 3: F4, 4: F8, 6: BB (SB), 8: G4
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 2-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B (BrO), 3: 2B, 4: G4
2B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-1 6: BB (SB), 8: F7
(RF) Murton, Matt 4-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-LF Kano, Keisuke 0-for-0
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI 2: BB, 3: HR, 5: 2B, 6: G5, 8: F8
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-5, 1 RBI 2: G4, 3: G4, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: F8
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3, 1 RBI 2: F8, 3: BB, 5: G4, 7: F8
LF-RF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-1 9: G5
(C) Jojima, Kenji 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 3: F8, 5: f2, 7: SO, 9: BB
(CF) Asai, Ryo 1-for-4 2: F7, 4: 1B, 6: F4, 7: HBP, 9: F9
(P) Kubo, Yasutomo 1-for-3, 1 R 3: 1B, 4: S3, 6: SO, 7: G4
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kubo, Yasutomo, W 8 2/3 155 38 33 7 1 10 4 1 0 2 0 5 5 3.531
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.239
9 158 39 34 7 1 10 4 1 0 2 0 5 5

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 3-for-5, 2 R 1: F7, 3: 1B, 5: G3, 7: 3B, 9: 1B
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-3, 1 R 1: G4, 3: BB, 5: BB, 7: G6, 9: 1B
(RF) Iihara, Yasushi 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: BB, 3: SO, 5: HR, 8: f3, 9: G6
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: G3, 5: SO
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-0
PH Guiel, Aaron 1-for-1, 1 R 8: 2B
P Watanabe, Koki 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F7, 6: G1, 8: F8
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F9, 4: G6, 6: G5, 8: 1B
PR-SS Morioka, Ryosuke 0-for-0
(C) Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: F7, 6: SO
PH-C Fukukawa, Masakazu 0-for-1 8: SO
(SS-3B) Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: L4, 7: SO, 9: SO
(P) Kato, Mikinori 0-for-0
P Takaichi, Shun 0-for-1 3: G5
PH-LF Ueda, Tsuyoshi 0-for-2 5: HBP, 7: SO, 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kato, Mikinori, L 2 1/3 39 13 12 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 6.600
Takaichi, Shun 2 2/3 46 12 10 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.250
Matsui, Kosuke 3 62 15 12 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.200
Watanabe, Koki 1 18 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 165 44 37 12 2 2 5 1 1 0 0 9 8

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 1 hit
Kato on the mound for Yakult
Arai walks.  Brazell grounds out to second, runner on second.  Kanemoto flies out to center.  Jojima hits a 2-run homer.  Asai flies out to left.

Top of the 3rd - 4 runs, 4 hits
Kato on the mound for Yakult
Kubo hits an infield single.  Toritani flies out to second.  Hirano hits a double to left, runners on second and third.  Murton clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first.  Arai hits a 2-run homer.
Pitching change: Takaichi in for Kato.
Brazell grounds out to second.  Kanemoto walks.  Jojima flies out to center.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Takaichi grounds out to third.  Aoki hits a single to right and advances all the way to third on a wild pitch.  Tanaka walks on a wild pitch, a run scores, runner on first.  Iihara strikes out looking.  Whitesell grounds out to first.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Takaichi on the mound for Yakult
Murton hits a single to left. Arai hits a double to left, runners on second and third.  Brazell drives in a run with a grounder to second, runner on third.  Kanemoto drives in a run with a grounder to second.  Jojima fouls out to the catcher.

Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 1 hit
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Onizaki lines out to second.  Ueda, pinch-hitting for Takaichi, gets hit by a pitch.  Aoki grounds out to first, runner on first.  Tanaka walks, runners on first and second.  Iihara hits a 3-run homer.  Whitesell strikes out looking.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Matsui on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Hatekeyama moves from left to first; Ueda takes over in left.
Asai flies out to second.  Kubo strikes out swinging.  Toritani walks, steals second, and advances to third on a bad throw to second (E2).  Yamato walks, runners on first and third.  Murton hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.  Yamoto steals third, runners on first and third.  Arai grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Kano takes over in left; S. Fujikawa moves from left to right.
Iihara fouls out to first.  Guiel, pinch-hitting for K. Matsui, hits a double to left.  Hatakeyama flies out to center.  Miyamoto hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.  Morioka enters the game as a pinch-runner for Miyamoto.  Fukukawa, pinch-hitting for Kawamoto, strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Aoki flies out to left.  Tanaka grounds out to second.  Iihara walks.  Whitesell walks, runners on first and second.  Hatakeyama strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Asai hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kubo.  Toritani flies out to center, runner on third.  Hirano grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th
Brazell hits a single to center.  Kanemoto flies out to center.  Jojima strikes out swinging.  Asai gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Kubo grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th
Onizaki strikes out swinging.  Ueda strikes out looking.  Aoki hits a triple to center.  Tanaka grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Toritani grounds out to second.  Yamato flies out to left.  Murton hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Kano.  Runner advances all the way to third on a bad pick-off throw.  Arai flies out to center.

Bottom of the 9th
Onizaki strikes out swinging.  Ueda flies out to left.  Aoki hits a single to center.  Tanaka hits a single to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Fujikawa in for Kubo.
Iihara grounds out to short.

Notes

The Tigers stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 45-35-1 (2nd place). ... The Swallows 6-game winning streak comes to an end.  They are now 35-45-2 (4th place).

Kubo (HAN) got the win and is now 5-0 in 10 starts since a loss on 5/12 (vs Nippon Ham).  Kubo is now 8-4 on the year, including 3-0 in three starts against the Swallows.  Fujikawa saved his 17th game of the year in his shortest out of the year (he faced just one batter).

Hirano (HAN) and batting coach Yutaka Wada (HAN) were both ejected from the game.  Hirano was ejected when he threw his helmet to the ground after being called out on a grounder to second with a runner on third and 2 out.  Wada then stepped in and argued the ejection (not the call) with the first base ump.  In the midst of it all, Wada apparently shoved the first base ump and was ejected.  Wada told reporters that he didn't remember touching the first base ump.

Home runs
HAN: Jojima (16), Arai (11)
YAK: Iihara (5)