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Yokohama Bay Stars 6 – Yomiuri Giants 8 (August 13, 2010)

by on Aug.13, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 6 10 0
Yomiuri 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 1 X 8 14 1

Attendance: 43555 | Yomiuri leads series, 10-4-0 | Time: 4:06

Potential Starters: Shigeru Kaga (YOK) 3-7, 3.15 - Wirfin Obispo (YOM) 2-3, 4.74

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F9, 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 6: G1, 8: G4
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 1-for-5, 1 R 1: f5, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 8: SO
(1B) Harper, Brett 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F7, 4: BB, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-5 2: SO, 4: F7, 5: DP, 7: E1, 9: 1B
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: SO, 5: HR, 7: G3, 9: SO
(2B) Castillo, Jose 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G1, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G5, 9: SO
(CF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: BB, 4: 1B, 5: 3B, 7: IBB
(C) Takeyama, Shingo 0-for-3 3: f3, 4: HBP, 5: SO, 7: G1
(P) Kaga, Shigeru 0-for-1 3: S1, 4: G6
P Shinohara, Takayuki 0-for-0
PH Onishi, Hiroaki 0-for-0 6: BB
P Kato, Kosuke 0-for-0
P Sakamoto, Yataro 0-for-0
PH Fujita, Kazuya 0-for-1 8: SO
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaga, Shigeru 4 2/3 76 22 21 8 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 3.375
Shinohara, Takayuki, H 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.000
Kato, Kosuke, H 2/3 13 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6.750
Sakamoto, Yataro, L 1 1/3 30 9 7 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 2.842
Ejiri, Shintaro 1 22 6 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.175
8 144 41 37 14 3 3 4 0 0 1 0 8 8

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G5, 3: HR, 5: f3, 6: G2, 8: F8
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 2-for-5, 2 R 1: G6, 3: 1B (SB), 5: G1, 7: G4, 8: 2B
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: f5, 3: F7, 5: HR, 7: BB, 8: BB
PR-LF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 4-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: BB, 8: 1B (SB)
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-3 2: DP, 3: F7, 5: f5
C Tsuruoka, Kazunari 1-for-2 7: 1B, 8: SO
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 3: F8, 6: 2B, 7: F7
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
2B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0
(2B-1B) Gonzalez, Edgar 2-for-4, 2 RBI 2: 2B, 4: F8, 6: SO, 7: 1B
(3B) Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-3 2: BB, 4: G5, 6: G6, 7: G3
(P) Obispo, Wirfin 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: G4
P Nakamura, Micheal 0-for-0
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-1, 1 RBI 6: 1B
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
RF Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-1 8: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Obispo, Wirfin 4 2/3 86 23 19 7 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 5 5 5.214
Nakamura, Micheal 2/3 23 5 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.588
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 2/3 12 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.795
Kubo, Yuya, W 1 20 5 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.518
Ochi, Daisuke, H 1 15 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.052
Kroon, Marc, S 1 20 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4.309
9 176 42 36 10 1 11 4 1 1 3 0 6 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Ramirez hits a single to left. Abe grounds into a double play. Takahashi hits a solo homer. E. Gonzalez hits a double to center. Wakiya walks, runners on first and second. Obispo strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Obispo on the mound for Yomiuri
Shimozono walks. Takeyama fouls out to first. Kaga hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Uchikawa hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Ishikawa grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 htis
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Sakamoto hits a solo homer. Matsumoto hits a single to left. Ogasawara flies out to left. Matsumoto steals second. Ramirez hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Abe flies out to left. Takahashi flies out to center.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Obispo on the mound for Yomiuri
Harper walks. Murata flies out to left. Sledge strikes out swinging. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Castillo hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Shimozono hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Takeyama gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Kaga grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th - 4 runs, 6 hits
Obispo on the mound for Yomiuri
Uchikawa hits an infield single. Ishikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Harper hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. A run scores as Murata hits into a double play. Sledge hits a solo homer.
Pitching change: Nakamura in for Obispo.
Castillo hits a single to center. Shimozono hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Takeyama strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Sakamoto fouls out to first. Matsumoto grounds out to the pitcher. Ogasawara hits a solo homer. Ramirez hits a double to left.
Pitching change: Shinohara in for Kaga.
Abe fouls out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kato on the mound for Yokohama
Takahashi hits a double to left. E. Gonzalez strikes out swinging. Wakiya grounds out to short. Tani enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Yamaguchi.
Pitching change: Yataro in for Kato.
Tani hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. Sakamoto grounds out to the catcher.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Yataro on the mound for Yokohama
Matsumoto grounds out to second. Ogaswara walks and advances to second on a wild pitch. Ramirez walks, runners on first and second. Tsuruoka hits a single to left, bases loaded. Takahashi flies out to left. E. Gonzalez hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and third. Wakiya grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ejiri on the mound for Yokohama
Kamei flies out to center. Sakamoto flies out to center. Matsumoto hits a double to left. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and second. Suzuki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ogasawara. Ramirez hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Ramirez steals second, runners on second and third. Tsuruoka strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 7th
Murata reaches on a fielding error (E1), runner on first. Sledge grounds out to first, runner on second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Castillo grounds out to third. Shimozono gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Takeyama grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 9th
Harper strikes out swinging. Murata hits a single to right. Sledge strikes out swinging. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Castillo strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Giants stopped a 3-game slide and are now 58-45-0 (1st place). ... The Bay Stars dropped their second game in a row and are now 35-65-0 (6th place).

Kubo (YOM) picked up the win in relief and improved to 6-1.  Kroon notched his 17th save of the year. ... Yataro (YOK) took the loss, his first decision in 10 games with the Bay Stars.

Sakamoto (YOM) reached 20 homers for the first time in his 4 year career.

Takahashi's (YOM) hit in the 6th inning was originally ruled a home run.  But after the umps checked the video replay, the home run call was overturned and Takahashi was given a double.

Both Nakamura (YOM) and Abe (YOM) left on defense in the 6th inning -- Abe took a foul ball off his right calf (Uchikawa was hitting for Yokohama) and replaced by Tsuruoka; and Nakamura took a batted ball off his right foot (Uchikawa was hitting for Yokohama) and replaced by Yamaguchi.

Home runs
YOK: Sledge (23)
YOM: Takahashi (12), Sakamoto (20), Ogasawara (24)