Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 18442 | Hiroshima leads series, 9-8-0 | Time: 2:56
Potential Starters: Yota Kosugi (YOK) 0-0, 7.88 - Eric Stults (HIR) 3-7, 5.11
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||1-for-4||1: F1, 3: F8, 6: G4, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||1-for-4||1: SO, 4: 3B, 6: SO, 9: G5|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 6: F7, 9: G3|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||0-for-3||2: G5, 4: SO, 7: G6, 9: HBP|
|(CF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||0-for-3||2: BB, 4: SO, 7: G3, 9: G3|
|(1B)||Castillo, Jose||0-for-2||2: F4, 5: BB, 7: F6|
|(2B)||Yamazaki, Noriharu||0-for-3||2: G4, 5: G3, 8: F7|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: G4|
|PH||Harper, Brett||0-for-1||8: F9|
|(P)||Kosugi, Yota||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH-C||Niinuma, Shinji||0-for-2||5: F6, 8: SO|
|Kosugi, Yota, L||3 1/3||72||18||18||8||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||4||4||8.735|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G4, 2: 2B, 4: F8, 6: 1B|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||0-for-4||1: G3, 2: SO, 4: G6, 6: SO|
|(CF)||Amaya, Soichiro||2-for-4, 1 R||1: G4, 3: 2B (SB), 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|(LF)||Shima, Shigenobu||1-for-4||2: G3, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: L3|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: 1B (SB), 5: F4, 7: L5|
|(1B)||Iwamoto, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 2B, 3: G4, 5: F6, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Yamamoto, Yoshihiko||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: G5, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(C)||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: F7, 6: F9, 8: L3|
|(P)||Stults, Eric||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: SO|
|Stults, Eric, W||8||121||27||25||1||0||9||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||4.652|
Bottom of the 2nd - 3 runs, 5 hits
Kosugi on the mound for Yokohama
Shima grounds out to first. Hirose hits a single to center. Iwamoto hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Y. Yamamoto hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Ishihara hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Stults strikes out swinging. Higashide hits an RBI double to center, runners on second and third. Soyogi strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Kosugi on the mound for Yokohama
Amaya hits a double to left. Shima grounds out to short. Amaya steals third. Hirose hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Hirose steals second. Iwamoto grounds out to second, runner on third. Y. Yamamoto grounds out to third.
Top of the 4th
Ishikawa hits a triple to right. Sledge strikes out swinging. Murata strikes out swinging. Shimozono strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th
Ishihara flies out to left. Stults hits a double to left.
Pitching change: Shinohara in for Kosugi.
Higashide flies out to center. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Soyogi grounds out to short.
Top of the 5th
Castillo walks. Yamazaki fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runner on first. Takeyama grounds out to second, runner on first. Niinuma enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Shinohara. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Niinuma flies out to short.
Bottom of the 5th
Amaya hits a single to center. Shima hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Hirose flies out to second. Iwamoto flies out to short. Y. Yamamoto strikes out swinging.
Top of the 9th
Uchikawa hits an infield single. Ishikawa grounds out to third, runner on second. Sledge grounds out to first, runner on third. Murata gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third. Shimozono grounds out to first.
The Carp took the series, 2-1.
The Carp are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are 36-57-2 (5th place). ... The Bay Stars are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 33-60-0 (6th place). The Bay Stars are the first team to lose 60 games in the NPB this season.
Stults (HIR) recorded his first CL victory of the season and is now 4-7 on the year. Against the Bay Stars this year, Stults is 1-2 with a 2.65 ERA over three starts. This was also Stults' first victory since 6/4 (vs Softbank). In between victories, Stults went 0-4 in 6 starts. ... Kosugi (YOK) started his first game of the season and lost. He is now 0-1.
Y. Yamamoto (HIR) recorded his first timely hit of his career in the 2nd inning.