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Yakult Swallows 4 – Yomiuri Giants 3 (July 21, 2010)

by on Jul.21, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 7 0
Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 13 0

Attendance: 43676 | Yomiuri leads series, 9-5-0 | Time: 4:13

Potential Starters: Masato Nakazawa (YAK) 6-5, 3.78 - Satoshi Fukuda (YOM) 1-1, 2.40

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4, 2 R 1: SO, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 6: 1B (SB), 8: f2
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-1 1: BB, 3: S1, 5: BB, 6: BB, 8: F9
(LF-RF) Iihara, Yasushi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: HBP, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 6: f2, 9: F8
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: HR, 5: SO, 6: SO, 9: F9
1B Noguchi, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0
(RF) Guiel, Aaron 0-for-3 1: G5, 3: F9, 5: BB, 7: F7, 9: BB
PR-LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-0
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-5 2: SO, 4: F7, 5: G6, 7: G5, 9: G5
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: F4, 6: BB, 7: f5
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-3 2: F7, 4: G4, 6: S3, 8: 1B
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 0-for-2 2: G1, 5: SO
PH Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-0
PH Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-1, 1 RBI 6: 2B
PR Ueda, Tsuyoshi 0-for-0
P Nakazawa, Masato 0-for-0
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
PH Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-0 8: S1
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori, W 5 90 24 21 8 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 3.778
Nakazawa, Masato 1/3 14 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.759
Matsuoka, Kenichi, H 1 2/3 27 6 6 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.728
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 2 38 11 9 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.436
9 169 44 38 13 1 5 3 2 1 0 0 3 3

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 14, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HBP, 2: F6, 4: f9, 6: F9, 8: 2B
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 1-for-3 1: S1, 2: 1B, 5: F8, 6: F7
P Romero, Levi 0-for-0
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
PH Kudo, Takahito 0-for-0 8: HBP
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: F8, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 8: F8
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: F9, 7: HR, 9: 1B
PR Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-5 1: F5, 3: L4, 5: 2B, 7: SO, 9: F5
(1B) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-4 1: BB, 3: F8, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: F9
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4 1: G6, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: SO, 9: BB
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: 1B (CS), 6: BB, 8: 1B, 9: F5
(P) Fukuda, Satoshi 0-for-1 2: f2
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-1 4: 1B
P Fujii, Shugo 0-for-0
P Nakamura, Micheal 0-for-0
P Hoshino, Masumi 0-for-0
PH-CF Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2 6: G4, 8: F6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Fukuda, Satoshi, L 4 68 17 13 2 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 2.842
Fujii, Shugo 1 26 7 5 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.139
Nakamura, Micheal 1/3 9 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2.314
Hoshino, Masumi 2/3 22 5 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.224
Romero, Levi 1 2/3 23 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kubo, Yuya 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.667
Kroon, Marc 1 13 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.602
9 167 42 31 7 1 6 7 1 3 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by Matsumoto.  Ogasawara hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  Ramirez hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Abe flies out to third.  Takahashi walks to load the bases.  Chono grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd - 2 run, 1 hits
Fukuda on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka.  Iihara grounds out to short.  Whitesell hits a 2-run homer.  Guiel flies out to right.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Fujii on the mound for Yomiuri
Ishikawa strikes out swinging.  Aoki hits a single to left.  Tanaka walks, runners on first and second.  Iihara hits an RBI single to left, runners advance to second and third on throw.  Whitesell strikes out swinging.  Guiel walks to load the bases.  Aikawa grounds out to short.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nakamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Miyamoto walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kawabata.  Takeuchi enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Ishikawa.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Nakamura.
Hatekayama, pinch-hitting for Takeuchi, hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.  Ueda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hatakeyama.  Aoki hits an infield single, runners on first and third.  Aoki steals second, runners on second and third.  Tanaka walks to load the bases.  Iihara fouls out to the catcher.  Whitesell strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Ogasawara strikes out swinging.  Ramirez hits a solo homer.  Abe strikes out swinging.  Takahashi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Lim on the mound for Yakult
Chono strikes out swinging.  Wakiya hits an infield single.  Kamei flies out to short.  Sakamoto hits an RBI double to center.  Kudo, pinch-hitting for Kubo, gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Ogasawara flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Aoki strikes out swinging.  Tanaka walks.  Iihara gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Whitesell strikes out swinging.  Guiel grounds out to third.

Top of the 2nd
Aikawa strikes out looking.  Miyamoto hits a double to left.  Kawabata flies out to left.  Ishikawa grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 2nd
Wakiya hits a single to center.  Fukuda fouls out on a bunt attempt.  Sakamoto flies out to short.  Matsumoto hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Ogasawara flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th
Chono grounds out to short.  Wakiya hits a single to left.  Tani, pinch-hitting for Fukuda, hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Sakamoto fouls out to right, runners on first and third.  Wakiya caught trying to steal home.

Bottom of the 5th
Matsumoto flies out to center.  Ogasawara hits an infield single.  Ramirez flies out to right.  Abe hits a double to right, runners on second and third.  Takahashi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Chono hits a single to left.  Wakiya walks, runners on first and second.  Kamei, pinch-hitting for Hoshino, grounds out to second, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Nakazawa.
Sakamoto flies out to right.  Matsumoto flies out to left.

Top of the 8th
Kawabata hits a single to center.  Onizaki, pinch-hitting for Matsuoka, hits a sac bunt, runner on second.  Aoki fouls out to the catcher.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Romero.
Tanaka flies out to right.

Bottom of the 9th
Ramirez hits a single to center and gets replaced by pinch-runner Suzuki.  Abe flies out to third.  Suzuki steals second.  Takahashi flies out to right.  Chono walks, runners on first and second.  Wakiya flies out to third.

Notes

The Giants took the series, 2-1.

The Swallows stopped a 4-game losing streak and are now 36-48-2 (4th place). ... The Giants' 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 50-37-0 (1st place).

Ishikawa (YAK) won his third start in a row and is now 5-8.  He also picked up his first win over the Giants and is now 1-2 in three start against Yomiuri.  Lim (YAK) save his 20th game of the year. ... Fukuda (YOM) dropped his first start of the year and is now 1-2 on the year.

Home runs
YAK: Whitesell (5)
YOM: Ramirez (32)