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All-Star Game 2010 Game 2: CL and PL finish game in a 5-5 tie

by on Jul.24, 2010 @ 6:00 pm, under Game Summaries, NPB

Pacific League vs Central League at Hard Off Eco Stadium

Today's starters:

Central League - Shun Tono

Pacific League - Toshiya Sugiuchi

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6:00pm JST: TV Asahi's broadcast is getting underway.

6:09pm JST: first pitch

6:56pm JST: Yu Darvish is a guest in the booth, as is Kenta Maeda.

8:43pm JST: Yasuyuki Kataoka is named MVP.

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News and Notes

...Shun Yamaguchi is the only pitcher to pitch in both games of the All-Star game this year.

...Norichika Aoki stole two bases in the first inning.  The last player to do that was Ichiro during the second game of the 1997 All-Star Series.

...Takeshi Yamasaki is the first player over 40 to hit homers in back-to-back All-Star Games.

...Tetsuya Matsumoto became the first former Ikusei player to record a hit at an All-Star game.

...An All-Star Game took place in Niigata for the first time in NPB history.  Seems there were plans for Niigata to host one of the All-Star games in 2008, but bad weather and an earthquake delayed the opening of Hard Off ECO Stadium.

...Just like last season, the players and coaches took a chartered flight between Fukuoka and Niigata.  Seems none of the major carriers had direct afternoon flights between the two cities so the NPB had to charter a flight in order to avoid any delays.

...Kenta Maeda, Norichika Aoki, and Yu Darvish apparently went out to dinner after the first game of the All-Star Series on Friday.

...Other awards:

Best Hitter - Tomoya Satozaki
Best Pitcher - Yasutomo Kubo
Best Play - Norichika Aoki
Mazda Premacy - Shun Yamaguchi

...Home Run Derby Results:

Preliminary Round

Shinnosuke Abe - 3
Takahiro Okada - 3
Shinnosuke Abe advances

Preliminary Round

Kenji Jojima - 5
Tae-Kyun Kim - 5
Tae-Kyun Kim advances

Final Round

Shinnosuke Abe - 0
Tae-Kyun Kim - 1
Tae-Kyun Kim WINS

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pacific 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 10 0
Central 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 5 12 1

Box scores

Pacific League - Hitting

Ord Pos Player PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R SO BB HBP SH SF SB Err
1 2B Kataoka, Yasuyuki 5 5 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 SS Nishioka, Tsuyoshi 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SS Kawasaki, Munenori 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 RF Inaba, Atsunori 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF Tamura, Hitoshi 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 LF Okada, Takahiro 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DH Kim, Tae-Kyun 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-DH Nioka, Tomohiro 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-DH Iguchi, Tadahito 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-DH Tanaka, Kensuke 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 1B Yamasaki, Takeshi 4 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 CF Tsuchiya, Teppei 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF Itoi, Yoshio 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 3B Koyano, Eiichi 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-3B Nakajima, Hiroyuki 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 C Satozaki, Tomoya 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C Shima, Motohiro 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P P Sugiuchi, Toshiya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Wakui, Hideaki 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Nagai, Satoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Hirano, Yoshihisa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Sikorski, Brian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 37 10 4 0 2 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0

Central League - Hitting

Ord Pos Player PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R SO BB HBP SH SF SB Err
1 CF Aoki, Norichika 5 5 3 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 SS Sakamoto, Hayato 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-3B Morino, Masahiko 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 3B Ogasawara, Michihiro 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SS Hirano, Keiichi 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
4 DH Ramirez, Alex 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-DH Blanco, Tony 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 1B Brazell, Craig 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 LF Wada, Kazuhiro 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF Murton, Matt 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 C Jojima, Kenji 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C Aikawa, Ryoji 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 2B Higashide, Akihiro 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 RF Matsumoto, Tetsuya 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH Hirose, Jun 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P P Tono, Shun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Kubo, Yasutomo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Asao, Takuya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Yoshimi, Kazuki 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Yamaguchi, Shun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 36 12 2 1 1 5 5 6 1 0 0 1 2 1

Pacific League - Pitching

Player

IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sugiuchi, Toshiya 2 31 8 7 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Wakui, Hideaki 2 26 8 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.500
Nagai, Satoshi 2 32 11 10 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 13.500
Hirano, Yoshihisa 1 14 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 1 14 4 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.000
Sikorski, Brian 1 13 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 130 38 36 12 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 5 5

Central League - Pitching

Player

IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tono, Shun 2 29 11 11 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 18.000
Kubo, Yasutomo 2 22 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Asao, Takuya 1 15 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.000
Yoshimi, Kazuki 2 19 8 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Yamaguchi, Shun 1 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Lim, Chang-Yong 1 7 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 100 37 37 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 5

Play-by-Play

Top of the 1st inning

Yasuyuki Kataoka hits a double to left (double).

Tsuyoshi Nishioka flies out to right (fly out).

Atsunori Inaba lines a single to right (fouled off, strike swinging, fouled off, single).  Kataoka scores.  Inaba rounds first.  Brazell cuts the ball off and throws out Inaba at second.  (9-3-6 ?)

Takahiro Okada strikes out looking (fouled off, fouled off, strike looking).

Bottom of the 1st inning

Norichika Aoki pokes a single passed a diving Eiichi Koyano (strike looking, ball, fouled off, single).

Norichika Aoki steals second on the first pitch.

Hayato Sakamoto strikes out swinging (strike looking, ball, strike swinging, strike swinging).

Norichika Aoki steals third on the first pitch.

Michihiro Ogasawara hits a grounder to second (ball, ball, ground out).  Ogasawara out at first.

Alex Ramirez flies out to center (strike looking, ball, fly out).

Top of the 2nd inning

Tae-Kyun Kim flies out to left (strike looking, ball, ball, ball, fouled off, fly out).

Takeshi Yamasaki hits a solo homer (home run).  Yamasaki scores.

Teppei lines a double over a leaping Michihiro Ogasawara (ball, fouled off, double).

Eiichi Koyano flies out to center (ball, ball, strike looking, ball, fouled off, fly out).

Tomoya Satozaki hits a 2-run homer (ball, home run).  Teppei scoresSatozaki scores.

Yasuyuki Kataoka hits a double down the first base line (double).

Tsuyoshi Nishioka hits a grounder to short (ground out).  Nishioka out at first.

Bottom of the 2nd inning

Craig Brazell walks (ball, fouled off, ball, ball, ball).

Kazuhiro Wada flies out to center / leaping grab (strike looking, strike swinging, fly out).

Kenji Jojima pops out to second (strike swinging, pop out).

Akihiro Higashide hits a grounder to short (strike looking, strike swinging, fouled off, fouled off, ball, fouled off, ground out).  Brazell out at second.

Top of the 3rd inning

Pitching change: Yasutomo Kubo

Atsunori Inaba pops out to third (pop out).

Takahahiro Okada strikes out swinging (ball, strike looking, strike looking, ball, fouled off, ball, fouled off, strike swinging).

Tomohiro Nioka (pinch-hitting for Tae-Kyun Kim) strikes out looking (ball, fouled off, strike swinging, strike looking).

Bottom of the 3rd inning

Pitching change:Hideaki Wakui

Tetsuya Matsumoto flies out to left (fouled off, ball, fouled off, fly out).

Norichika Aoki hits a grounder to short (fouled off, ground out).  Aoki out at first.

Hayato Sakamoto hits a single to left (ball, fouled off, ball, fouled off, fouled off, single).

Michihiro Ogasawara hits a double into the gap in left-center (fouled off, double).  Sakamoto scores.  Ogasawara on second.

Alex Ramirez hits a grounder to second (fouled off, ball, ground out).  Ramirez out at first.

Top of the 4th inning

Defense: Murton in left (takes over Kazuhiro Wada's spot in the line-up).

Takeshi Yamasaki hits a grounder to third (ball, ground out).  Yamasaki out at first.

Teppei hits a grounder back to the pitcher (fouled off, ball, fouled off, ground out).  Teppei out at first.

Eiichi Koyano hits a grounder to second (strike looking, fouled off, ground out).  Koyano out at first.

Bottom of the 4th inning

Defense: Munenori Kawasaki in at short (takes over Tsuyoshi Nishioka's spot in the line-up); Hitoshi Tamura in at right (takes over Atsunori Inaba's spot in the line-up).

Craig Brazell strikes out swinging (strike swinging, strike swinging, fouled off, ball, strike swinging).

Matt Murton hits a grounder to second (fouled off, ground out).  Murton out at first.

Kenji Jojima flies out to second (ball, fly out).

Top of the 5th inning

Pitching change: Takuya Asao

Defense: Ryoji Aikawa is the new catcher (takes over Kenji Jojima's spot in the line-up).

Tomoya Satozaki flies out to left (fouled off, ball, fouled off, fouled off, ball, fouled off, fly out)

Yasuyuki Kataoka lines a single up the middle (single).

Yasuyuki Kataoka steals second on the first pitch.

Munenori Kawasaki hits a grounder to second (ball, ball, ground out).  Kataoka to third.  Kawasaki out at first.

Hitoshi Tamura hits a chopped up the middle (fouled out, single).  The ball comes off the glove of Sakamoto and trickles into center.  Kataoka scores.  Tamura on first.

Takahiro Okada flies out to center (fouled off, fly out).

Bottom of the 5th inning

Pitching change: Satoshi Nagai

Defense: Yoshio Itoi in at center (takes over Teppei's spot in the line-up).

Akihiro Higashide bloops a single to left (fouled off, single).

Tetsuya Matsumoto lines a single over Yasuyuki Kataoka into right (ball, fouled off, ball, single).  Higashide to second.  Matsumoto on first.

Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch (first pitch).

Norichika Aoki hits a triple over Takahiro Okada's head (ball, triple).  Higashide scoresMatsumoto scores.  Aoki on third.

Masahiko Morino (pinch-hitting for Hayato Sakamoto), hits a sac fly to center (strike looking, ball, strike looking, sac fly).  Aoki scores.

Ogasawara flies out to deep left (fly out).

Tony Blanco (pinch-hitting for Alex Ramirez) lines a single back up the middle (strike looking, strike looking, ball, single).

Craig Brazell strikes out swinging (ball, strike swinging, strike swinging, fouled off, fouled off, fouled off, strike swinging).

Top of the 6th inning

Pitching change: Kazuki Yoshimi

Defense: Keiichi Hirano in at short (takes over Michihiro Ogasawara's spot in the line-up); Masahiko Morino in at third.

Tadahito Iguchi (pinch-hitting for Tomohiro Nioka) pops out to first (strike looking, pop out).

Takeshi Yamasaki lines out to left (ball, fly out).

Yoshio Itoi flies out to center (strike looking, fly out).

Bottom of the 6th inning

Matt Murton flies out to right (strike looking, ball, ball, fly out).

Ryoji Aikawa pops out to short (pop out).

Akihiro Higashide hits a double into the gap in left-center (double).

Tetsuya Matsumoto hits a grounder to second (ball, ground out).  Matsumoto out at first.

Top of the 7th inning

Eiichi Koyano hits a grounder to short (strike looking, ground out).  Koyano out at first.

Tomoya Satozaki hits a one-hopper up the middle (fouled off, fouled off, single).  Gloved by Keiichi Hirano, tough throw to first.  Satozaki safe at first on E6.

Yasuyuki Kataoka hits a single to center (strike swinging, single).  Satozaki to third.  Kataoka rounds first and makes it to second on throw.

Munenori Kawasaki hits a grounder to short (fouled off, ball, ball, fouled off, ground out).  Kawasaki out at first.

Hitoshi Tamura flies out to short (fly out).

Bottom of the 7th inning

Pitching change: Yoshihisa Hirano

Norichika Aoki hits a single to center (strike looking, ball, ball, fouled off, ball, fouled off, single).

Aoki gets caught trying to steal second (before second pitch).

Masahiko Morino hits a single to center (strike looking, single).

Keiichi Hirano hits a single up the box (strike looking, single).  Morino to second.  Hirano on first.

Tony Blanco hits a grounder to short (strike looking, fouled off, ground out).  Hirano out at second.  Blanco out at first.  (6-4-3)

Top of the 8th inning

Pitching change: Shun Yamaguchi

Takahiro Okada skies out to third (pop out).

Kensuke Tanaka (pinch-hitting for Tadahito Iguchi) hits a grounder to the pitcher (ball, ground out).  Tanaka out at first.

Shun Yamaguchi throws some practice pitches to check on his leg (Tanaka's grounder hit Yamaguchi in the left ankle).

Takeshi Yamasaki hits a grounder to third (fouled off, ball, ball, strike swinging, ground out).  Yamasaki out at first.

Bottom of the 8th inning

Pitching change: Tsuyoshi Kawagishi

Defense: Motohiro Shima is the new catcher.

Craig Brazell hits a solo homer (ball, home run).  Brazell scores.

Matt Murton hits a grounder to second (ball, ball, grounder).  Murton out at first.

Ryoji Aikawa strikes out looking (strike looking, ball, ball, strike looking, strike looking).

Akihiro Higashide strikes out looking (strike looking, fouled off, ball, strike looking).

Top of the 9th inning

Pitching change: Chang-Yong Lim

Yoshio Itoi flies out to right (strike looking, strike swinging, ball, fly out).

Hiroyuki Nakajima (pinch-hitting for Eiichi Koyano) hits a double to right-center (double).

Motohiro Shima flies out to right (fly out).

Yasuyuki Kataoka flies out to left (fly out).

Bottom of the 9th inning

Pitching change: Brian Sikorski

Defense: Hiroyuki Nakajima takes over at third.

Jun Hirose (pinch-hitting for Tetsuya Matsumoto) flies out to second (ball, fly out).

Norichika Aoki strikes out swinging (strike looking, strike swinging, fouled off, ball, ball, fouled off, fouled off, fouled off, strike swinging).

Masahiko Morino hits a grounder to second (fouled off, ground out).  Morino out at first.

GAME OVER