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Yomiuri Giants 5 – Yakult Swallows 7 (August 11, 2010)

by on Aug.11, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 0
Yakult 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 X 7 11 1

Attendance: 26082 | Yomiuri leads series, 9-7-0 | Time: 3:00

Potential Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 7-5, 4.05 - Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 7-8, 3.56

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: F6, 2: 1B, 4: G4, 6: SO, 9: S1
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-5 1: SO, 2: G4 (SB), 4: G4, 7: G6, 9: F7
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-5 1: 1B, 2: G3, 5: SO, 7: G6, 9: SO
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 2-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: F8
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI 2: HR, 3: HR, 5: F9, 8: F7
(1B) Gonzalez, Edgar 2-for-4 2: 2B, 3: F9, 5: 2B, 8: G6
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-3, 1 R 2: BB, 3: F7, 5: G4, 8: f3
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-4, 1 R 2: E5, 3: SO, 6: SO, 9: 1B
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-1 2: G6
P Nomaguchi, Takahiko 0-for-1 4: SO
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 6: F4
P Hoshino, Masumi 0-for-0
P Nakamura, Micheal 0-for-0
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-1 9: 1B
PR Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya 2 1/3 62 14 13 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 4.316
Nomaguchi, Takahiko, L 2 2/3 37 11 10 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 6.585
Hoshino, Masumi 1 37 6 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.176
Nakamura, Micheal 2 21 7 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.227
8 157 38 33 11 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 7 7

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-5, 1 R 1: G5, 3: 1B, 4: F8, 6: 1B (SB), 8: F8
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: BB, 8: G4
(RF) Iihara, Yasushi 2-for-3, 3 R, 5 RBI 1: HR, 3: G6, 4: HR, 6: BB
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G3
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: f5, 7: SO
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-3 1: G6, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: BB
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-4 2: F8, 3: f3, 5: f2, 7: DP
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 8: F8
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 0-for-2 2: G5, 4: S2, 6: G4
LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 1-for-1 8: 1B (SB)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori, W 7 98 31 30 8 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 5 4 3.640
Matsuoka, Kenichi, H 1 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.631
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 11 5 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.446
9 122 39 37 10 2 8 1 0 1 0 0 5 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki grounds out to third. Tanaka walks. Iihara hits a 2-run homer. Whitesell strikes out swinging. Hatakeyama hits a single to center. Aikawa grounds out to short.

Top of the 2nd - 3 runs, 3 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Abe hits a solo homer. E. Gonzalez hits a double to left. Chono walks, runners on first and second. Sakamoto reaches on a fielding error (E5), bases loaded. Utsumi grounds out to short, bases remain loaded. Matsumoto hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Wakiya grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Wakiya steal second, runners on second and third. Ogasawara grounds out to first.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Ramirez hits single to center. Abe hits a 2-run homer. E. Gonzalez flies out to right. Chono flies out to left. Sakamoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 4 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki hits an infield single. Tanaka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Iihara drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on first. Whitesell hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Hatakeyama hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Nomaguchi in for Utsumi.
Aikawa strikes out looking. Miyamoto fouls out to first.

Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Nomaguchi in for Yomiuri
Kawabata hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Aoki flies out to center. Tanaka hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Iihara hits a 2-run homer. Whitesell strikes out looking.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 5th
Ogasawara strikes out looking. Ramirez hits a single to center. Abe flies out to right. E. Gonzalez hits a double to left. Chono grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th
Kawabata grounds out to the pitcher. Ishikawa grounds out to second. Aoki hits a single to center and steals second. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Iihara walks to load the bases, bases loaded. Whitesell grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 8th
Kawabata flies out to center. Fukuchi hits a single to center and steals second. Aoki flies out to center. Tanaka grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th
Sakamoto hits an infield single. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Nakamura, hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Terauchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takahashi. Matsumoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Wakiya flies out to left. Ogasawara strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Swallows won their 8th game in a row and are now 47-50-2 (4th place).  This is the first time the Swallows have won 8 in a row since 9/2003. ... The Giants dropped their 2nd game in a row and are now 57-44-0 (1st place).

Ishikawa (YAK) recorded his 6th straight victory (in as many starts) and evened his record out to 8-8. Against the Giants this year, Ishikawa is 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA over 4 starts.  Lim (YAK) notched his 24th game of the year. ... Nomaguchi (YOM) took the loss in relief and is now 1-1 this season.

Sakamoto (YOM) was dropped to the 8-hole due to his recent struggles at the plate.

Home runs
YOM: Abe (34, 35)
YAK: Iihara (9, 10)