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Yakult Swallows 10 – Yokohama Bay Stars 7 (August 7, 2010)

by on Aug.07, 2010 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 10 17 0
Yokohama 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 7 9 0

Attendance: 18255 | Yakult leads series, 8-7-0 | Time: 4:10

Potential Starters: Masato Nakazawa (YAK) 6-6, 4.25 - Daisuke Miura (YOK) 3-7, 6.47

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G4, 2: HBP, 3: 1B, 6: SO, 7: G4, 9: 2B
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 2-for-6, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: SO, 3: G5, 6: G6, 8: SO, 9: 1B
(RF-1B) Takeuchi, Shinichi 3-for-6, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 2: 1B, 4: G5, 6: 1B, 8: G4, 9: G6
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 2-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: 2B, 2: SO, 4: HR, 6: BB, 8: BB
PR-LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-0
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: BB, 3: 1B, 4: G6, 6: 2B
PR-LF-RF Iihara, Yasushi 1-for-1 8: 1B
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-5 1: DP, 3: G5, 4: SO, 6: F8, 8: G5
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-5, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: F8, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: G3
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 2-for-3, 2 R 2: 1B, 3: IBB, 5: F6, 7: S1, 9: 1B
(P) Nakazawa, Masato 1-for-2, 1 RBI 2: S2, 3: 1B, 5: G3
P Takagi, Hiromitsu 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Koki 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-1 7: G6
P Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 0-for-0
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
PH Noguchi, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0 9: S2
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
Nakazawa, Masato, W 5 81 23 22 8 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 7 7 4.717
Takagi, Hiromitsu, H 2/3 19 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.154
Watanabe, Koki, H 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.750
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, H 1 26 5 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.935
Matsuoka, Kenichi, H 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.543
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 27 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.528
9 166 40 35 9 3 8 5 0 0 0 0 7 7

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 2-for-5, 2 R 1: 2B, 3: F4, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: F9
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 2-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: L5, 9: BB
(1B) Harper, Brett 2-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 3: BB, 5: F4, 7: BB, 9: 1B
PR Nonaka, Shingo 0-for-0
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: f3, 3: SO, 5: HR, 7: BB, 9: F9
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 1-for-4 1: 1B, 4: f2, 5: SO, 7: G4
(2B) Castillo, Jose 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G5 (CS), 4: HR, 6: SO, 8: F9
(CF) Yoshimura, Yuki 0-for-2 2: F4, 4: F6
PH Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 0-for-1 6: F9
P Sakamoto, Yataro 0-for-0
P Shinohara, Takayuki 0-for-0
P Ota, Atori 0-for-1 8: SO
(C) Takeyama, Shingo 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: F8, 6: BB, 8: F9
(P) Kaga, Shigeru 0-for-1 2: SO
P Fujie, Hitoshi 0-for-1 5: SO
P Kato, Kosuke 0-for-0
P Sanada, Hiroki 0-for-0
PH-CF Shimozono, Tatsuya 0-for-2 6: F9, 9: G3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaga, Shigeru 2 2/3 80 19 15 9 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 3.153
Fujie, Hitoshi 3 37 10 10 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7.269
Kato, Kosuke, L 0/3 8 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 6.873
Sanada, Hiroki 1/3 10 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.059
Sakamoto, Yataro 2/3 8 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.742
Shinohara, Takayuki 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.125
Ota, Atori 2 42 11 9 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 9.000
9 186 48 40 17 1 5 4 1 3 0 0 10 10

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Aoki grounds out to second. Tanaka hits a single to left. Takeuchi its a double to right, runners on second and third. Whitesell clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Hatakeyama walks, runners on first and second. Aikawa grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 4 hits
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Uchikawa hits a double to left. Ishikawa hits a single to center, runners on second and third. Harper hits a 3-run homer. Murata fouls out to first. Sledge hits a single to center. Castillo grounds out to third, runner on first. Castillo gets thrown out trying to steal second.

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Miyamoto hits a single to right. Kawabata hits a single to right. Nakazawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Aoki gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Tanaka strikes out swinging. Takeuchi hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second. Whitesell strikes out looking.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Hatakeyama hits a single to center. Aikawa grounds out to third, runner on second. Miyamoto flies out to center. Kawabata gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second.  Nakazawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Aoki hits an infield single, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Fujie in for Kaga.
Tanaka grounds out to third.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hits
Fujie on the mound for Yokohama
Takeuchi grounds out to third. Whitesell hits a solo homer. Hatakeyama grounds out to short. Aikawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Sledge fouls out to the catcher. Castillo hits a solo homer. Yoshimura flies out to short. Takeyama flies out to center.

Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Fujie strikes out swinging. Uchikawa hits a single to center. Ishikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Harper flies out to second. Murata hits a 3-run homer. Sledge strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Fujie on the mound for Yokohama
Aoki strikes out swinging. Tanaka grounds out to short.
Pitching change: Kato in for Fujie.
Takeuchi hits a single to center. Whitesell walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Sanada in for Kato.
Hatakeyama hits a 2-run double to center, runner on second.  Iihara enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hatakeyama. Aikawa flies out to center.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Atori on the mound for Yokohama
Miyamoto grounds out to first. Kawabata hits a single to center. Noguchi, pinch-hitting for Matsuoka, hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Aoki hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Tanaka hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Takeuchi grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 7th
Miyamoto hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kawabata. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, grounds out to short.
Pitching change: Shinohara in for Yataro.
Aoki grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th
Uchikawa strikes out swinging. Ishikawa lines out to third. Harper walks. Murata walks, runners on first and second. Sledge grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th
Tanaka strikes out swinging. Takeuchi grounds out to second. Whitesell walks and gets replaced by pinch-runner Fukuchi. Iihara hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Aikawa grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 9th
Shimozono grounds out to first. Uchikawa flies out to right. Ishikawa walks. Harper hit a single to right, runners on first and second. Nonaka enters the game as a pinch-runner for Harper. Murata flies out to right.

Notes

The Swallows won their 5th straight game and are now 44-50-2 (4th place). ... The Bay Stars dropped their third straight game and are now 33-62-0 (6th place).

Nakazawa (YAK) got the win and improved to 7-6.  He's also 4-1 with a 5.01 ERA in 5 starts against the Bay Stars this season.  Lim (YAK) notched his 23rd save of the year. ... Kaga (YOK) took the loss in relief and is now 0-2.

Takao Obana celebrated his 53rd birthday.

Home runs
YAK: Whitesell (8)
YOK: Harper (9), Castillo (11), Murata (15)