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Yomiuri Giants 3 – Yakult Swallows 6 (August 12, 2010)

by on Aug.12, 2010 @ 4:06 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 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 1
Yakult 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 X 6 10 0

Attendance: 27029 | Yomiuri leads series, 9-8-0 | Time: 3:03

Potential Starters: Shun Tono (YOM) 12-3, 2.69 - Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 7-6, 3.93

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 7th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: F7, 7: DP
P Nomaguchi, Takahiko 0-for-0
P Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 9: SO
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: SO, 5: SO, 8: 2B
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: 2B
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: F4, 8: F6
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3 2: G4, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: F7
(1B) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: G1, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: BB
PR-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(RF-CF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-3 2: F7, 4: G4, 6: G4
PH-1B Gonzalez, Edgar 0-for-1 8: G5
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-3 3: f3, 4: IBB, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(P) Tono, Shun 0-for-2 3: G4, 4: G4
PH-RF Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-2 7: SO, 9: DP

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tono, Shun, L 6 109 31 25 9 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 6 4 2.846
Nomaguchi, Takahiko 1 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.136
Utsumi, Tetsuya 1 7 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.273
8 131 38 31 10 2 1 3 1 2 1 0 6 4

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-5 1: F8, 2: G4, 4: G6, 5: F9, 8: G4
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-3, 2 R 1: G6, 3: BB, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(RF) Iihara, Yasushi 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 3: HBP, 4: HR, 6: DP
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 3: 1B, 4: E6, 6: F7
LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: SO, 3: S8, 4: HR, 7: G5
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-4 2: 1B, 3: f2, 4: F5, 7: G5
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: F9, 7: G4
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 2-for-4 2: G1, 3: F6, 5: 2B, 8: 1B
(P) Sato, Yoshinori 0-for-2 2: G4, 4: G4, 5: S1
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
PH Noguchi, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0 8: S5
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
Sato, Yoshinori, W 7 2/3 127 33 29 7 0 9 4 0 0 1 0 3 2 3.822
Matsuoka, Kenichi, H 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.620
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 11 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.409
9 140 37 33 8 0 10 4 0 0 1 0 3 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Tanaka walks. Iihara gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Whitesell hits a single to center, bases loaded. Hatakeyama hits a sac fly to center, runners on first and third. Aikawa fouls out to the catcher. Miyamoto hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Kawabata flies out to short.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Wakiya strikes out swinging. Ogasawara hits a single to center. Ramirez hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Abe walks to load the bases. Takahashi hits an RBI single to center, bases remain loaded. A run scores on a passed ball, runners on second and third. Kamei grounds out to second. Sakamoto gets an intentional walk to reload the bases. Tono grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 4th - 4 runs, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Yoshinori grounds out to second. Aoki grounds out to short. Tanaka walks. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Iihara hits a 2-run homer. Whitesell reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first. Hatakeyama hits 2-run homer. Aikawa flies out to third.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Wakiya hits a double to left. Ogasawara hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Ramirez files out to short. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Abe flies out to left. Takahashi walks, runners on first and third. E. Gonzalez enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Kamei.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Yoshinori.
Suzuki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takahashi. E. Gonzlaez grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Aoki flies out to center. Tanaka grounds out to short. Iihara hits a double to left. Whitesell walks, runners on first and second. Hatakeyama strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 2nd
Aikawa hits a single to center. Miyamoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kawabata grounds out to the pitcher, runners on second and third. Yoshinori grounds out to second. Aoki grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th
Miyamoto flies out to right. Kawabata hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Yoshinori. Aoki flies out to right.

Top of the 9th
Sakamoto hits a single to center. Chono grounds into a double play. Tani, pinch-hitting for Utsumi, strikes out swinging.

Notes

Yakult swept the series, 3-0.

The Swallows won their 9th game in a row and are now 48-50-2 (4th place). ... The Giants dropped their 3rd game in a row and are now 57-45-0 (2nd place).

Yoshinori (YAK) won his second start in a row and improved to 8-6.  He also evened his record to 2-2 in 4 starts against the Giants this season. Lim (YAK) picked up his 25th save of the year. ... Tono (YOM) took the loss and is now 12-4.  Against the Swallows this season, Tono is 3-2 in 6 starts.

Yoshinori (YAK) topped out at 158km/h twice against Ogasawara (YOM) in the first inning (5th and 7th pitch, one was fouled off, the other was ball).

Home runs
YAK: Iihara (11), Hatakeyama (8)