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Yokohama Bay Stars 7 – Yakult Swallows 1 (July 31, 2010)

by on Jul.31, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Koriyama Kaiseizan Stadium - 18:00

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

Attendance: 10414 | Series tied, 6-6-0 | Time: 2:30

Potential Starters: Tomokazu Oka (YOK) 2-4, 4.06 - Masato Nakazawa (YAK) 6-5, 3.76

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 1st, 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-5 1: F9, 3: DP, 6: F9, 6: G6, 9: G1
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 1-for-4 1: 1B (SB), 3: G3, 6: G1, 7: G6
(1B) Harper, Brett 1-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 7: F8
2B Fujita, Kazuya 0-for-0
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 0-for-3, 1 R 1: DP, 4: F9, 6: BB, 7: F7
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 1-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: BB, 4: f5, 6: HR, 8: SO
LF Onishi, Hiroaki 0-for-0
(2B-1B) Castillo, Jose 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F8, 5: G4, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(CF) Yoshimura, Yuki 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: F9, 5: HR, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(C) Hashimoto, Tasuku 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: L4, 5: SO, 6: 3B, 9: SO
(P) Oka, Tomokazu 2-for-4, 1 RBI 3: 1B, 5: G1, 6: 1B, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Oka, Tomokazu, W 9 110 30 28 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.676
9 110 30 28 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 2, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: F8, 6: F7, 9: G6
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-4 1: 1B, 4: f9, 6: G6, 9: G3
(LF) Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-4 1: DP, 4: f5, 6: G4, 9: G5
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-2, 1 R 2: F8, 5: BB, 7: F8
(RF) Guiel, Aaron 0-for-3 2: G3, 5: SO, 7: F9
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-3 2: F7, 5: F7, 7: f9
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-3, 1 RBI 3: G4, 5: 3B, 8: L4
SS Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-0
(SS-3B) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-2 3: G1, 5: IBB, 8: G3
(P) Nakazawa, Masato 0-for-2 3: G1, 5: G4
P De La Cruz, Eulo 0-for-0
PH Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-1 8: F8
P Takaichi, Shun 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nakazawa, Masato, L 5 2/3 103 27 24 9 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 7 7 4.252
De La Cruz, Eulo 2 1/3 28 7 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.455
Takaichi, Shun 1 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.219
9 143 37 34 9 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 7 7

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Castillo grounds out to second. Yoshimura hits a solo homer. Hashimoto strikes out swinging. Oka grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Oka on the mound for Yokohama
Whitesell walks. Guiel strikes out looking. Aikawa flies out to left. Miyamoto hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Kawabata gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Nakazawa grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th - 6 runs, 6 hits
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Uchikawa flies out to right. Ishikawa grounds out to the pitcher. Harper hits a single to right and advances to second on a passed ball. Murata gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Sledge hits a 3-run homer. Castillo hits a single to right. Yoshimura hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hashimoto clears the bases with a 2-run triple to right, runner on third. Oka hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.
Pitching change: De La Cruz in for Nakazawa.
Uchikawa grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Uchikawa flies out to right. Ishikawa hits an infield single and steal second. Harper walks, runners on first and second. Murata grounds into a double play.

Notes

The Bay Stars are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 31-58-0 (6th place). ... The Swallows' 4-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 39-49-2 (4th place).

Oka (YOK) picked up his first victory since 5/19/2010 (vs Rakuten).  Between the victories, Oka went 0-4 in 8 starts.  Oka is 2-0 in two starts against the Swallows this year and 3-4 overall. ... Nakazawa (YAK) lost his first start against the Bay Stars this season.  Prior to the game, Nakazawa was 3-0 with a 1.66 ERA in 3 starts against the Bay Stars.  Nakazawa is now 6-6.

Oka picked up his first ever NPB complete game of his career (and first since 2005 when he pitches for the Brewers).

Fireworks were going off beyond the right field seats beginning in the top of the 6th with runners on first and second and 2 outs (around 7:30pm JST).  The fireworks were part of a celebration called Summer Festa in Koriyama 2010 Bear Festival (サマーフェスタ IN KORIYAMA 2010 ビール祭).

Home runs
YOK: Yoshimura (3), Sledge (20)