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Hanshin Tigers 8 – Yomiuri Giants 4 (August 4, 2010)

by on Aug.04, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 8 11 1
Yomiuri 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 12 1

Attendance: 44042 | Hanshin leads series, 9-6-0 | Time: 3:12

Potential Starters: Randy Messenger (HAN) 2-1, 3.95 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 7-4, 3.77

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBI 1: G6, 2: 1B, 5: 2B, 6: G4, 8: SO
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 3-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI 1: 1B, 2: 1B (BrO), 5: S1, 6: HR, 9: F7
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: F7, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 6: G5, 9: F9
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4 1: G6, 3: G5, 5: BB, 7: G4, 9: 1B
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-5, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: F3, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3 2: BB, 4: SO, 5: F8, 7: SO
LF-CF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(C) Jojima, Kenji 2-for-3, 1 R 2: G4, 4: HBP, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(CF) Asai, Ryo 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G4, 4: G5, 6: E1
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 8: SO
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
(P) Messenger, Randy 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: F4, 6: SO
PH-LF Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-1 8: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, W 7 117 29 28 10 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.670
Nishimura, Ken 1 16 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.038
Kubota, Tomoyuki 1 23 5 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 5.075
9 156 38 36 12 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 4 4

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st, 5th, 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-5 1: 1B, 3: F4, 5: 1B (BrO), 7: DP, 9: G6
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-3 1: DP, 3: G4, 5: F9
P Romero, Levi 0-for-0
PH Gonzalez, Edgar 0-for-1 7: SO
P Nakamura, Micheal 0-for-0
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 9: F4
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F9, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: F7
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: HR, 6: L6, 8: SO
(1B) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2 2: f7, 4: F7
RF Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-2 6: SO, 8: 2B
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: BB, 6: 2B, 8: SO
C Tsuruoka, Kazunari 0-for-0
(RF-1B) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: f3, 9: BB
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: HR
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-1 3: F8
PH-CF Kudo, Takahito 1-for-3 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, L 5 85 24 20 7 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 4.045
Romero, Levi 2 33 9 9 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.000
Nakamura, Micheal 2 32 8 8 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.528
9 150 41 37 11 1 8 2 1 1 0 0 8 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 4 runs, 4 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Hanshin
Brazell hits a single to left. Kanemoto walks, runners on first and second. Jojima grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Asai drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on first. Messenger hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Toritani clears the bases with a 2-run single to right, runner advance to second on  throw. Hirano hits an RBI single to right and Hirano is thrown out trying to advance to second.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Messenger on the mound for Yomiuri
Ogasawara flies out to center. Ramirez hits a solo homer. Kamei flies out to left. Abe walks. Takahashi strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Chono takes over in right; Takahashi moves from right to first.
Toritani hits a double to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Murton hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Arai walks, runners on first and second. Brazell strikes out swinging. Kanemoto flies out to center.

Top of the 6th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Romero on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Kudo takes over in center.
Jojima hits a single to center. Asai reaches on a throwing error (E1), runners on first and second. Messenger strikes out swinging. Toritani grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Hirano hits a 3-run homer. Murton grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Messenger on the mound for Yomiuri
Ogasawara hits a single to center. Ramirez lines out to short. Chono strikes out swinging. Abe hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Takahashi fouls out to first.

Bottom of the 9th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Kubota on the mound for Yomiuri
Takahashi walks. Wakiya hits a 2-run homer. Kudo flies out to left. Sakamoto grounds out to short. Tani, pinch-hitting for Nakamura, flies out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Ramirez hits a single to left. Kamei fouls out to left. Abe strikes out swinging. Takahashi hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Wakiya strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Wakiya hits as single to center. Kudo, pinch-hitting for Utsumi, strikes out swinging. Sakamoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Matsumoto flies out to right and Sakamoto is doubled off first.

Bottom of the 7th
Wakiya hits an infield single. Kudo hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Sakamoto hits into a double play, runner on third. E. Gonzalez, pinch-hitting for Romero, strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 8th
Ogasawara flies out to left. Ramirez strikes out swinging. Chono hits a double to center. Abe strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Tigers are 3-1-1 over their last 5 games and are now 53-37-2 (1st place). ... The Giants are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 55-40-0 (2nd place).

Messenger (HAN) got the win and is now 3-0 since being converted over to a starter (4 starts total). For the year, Messenger is 3-1. ... Utsumi (YOM) took the loss and is 0-3 in 5 starts since his last victory on 6/24 (vs Yakult).  Against the Tigers, Utsumi is now 2-1 in four starts.  Utsumi is now 7-5.

Jojima (HAN) extended his hitting streak to 8 games. ... The homer Hirano (HAN) hit in the 6th was his first since 5/3/2008 (vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome).

Messenger's (HAN) double in the 2nd inning was originally ruled a home run, but the call was reversed after the umps turned a video replay.

Home runs
HAN: Hirano (1)
YOM: Ramirez (35), Wakiya (5)