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Hanshin Tigers 12 – Yokohama Bay Stars 8 (August 17, 2010)

by on Aug.17, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Nagano Olympic Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 2 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 12 17 0
Yokohama 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 8 12 0

Attendance: 23677 | Hanshin leads series, 9-4-0 | Time: 3:56

Potential Starters: Randy Messenger (HAN) 3-2, 4.35 - Naoyuki Shimizu (YOK) 9-9, 4.74

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 4th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF-RF) Murton, Matt 2-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 2: G6, 4: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: BB (BrO)
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: 1B, 4: DP, 7: S1, 8: S9
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 4-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBI 1: G1, 3: 1B, 5: HR, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 3-for-4, 3 R, 3 RBI 2: BB, 3: HR, 5: f3, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: F8, 5: F9, 7: SO, 9: S7
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-4 2: BB, 3: G3, 5: F9, 7: SO, 9: SO
CF Asai, Ryo 0-for-0
(C) Jojima, Kenji 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: 2B, 3: 1B (BrO), 6: SO, 8: G5, 9: BB
(RF) Lin, Wei-Chu 2-for-4 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: 1B
PR-CF-LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-1, 2 R, 3 RBI 9: HR
(P) Messenger, Randy 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: SO
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-1 6: F7
P Fujihara, Masanori 0-for-0
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 1-for-1 8: 2B
PR Kano, Keisuke 0-for-0
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
PH-1B Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy 4 1/3 81 25 23 10 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 6 6 5.153
Fukuhara, Shinobu 1 26 6 4 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 13.500
Fujihara, Masanori 2/3 15 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.706
Nishimura, Ken 1 14 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.086
Kubota, Tomoyuki, W 1 19 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.500
Fujikawa, Kyuji 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.191
9 165 43 37 12 2 8 5 0 1 1 0 8 8

Yokohama

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: HR, 2: 1B, 4: F4, 6: 1B, 7: G1
(SS) Fujita, Kazuya 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: BB, 4: G4, 6: S3, 8: SO
(1B) Harper, Brett 1-for-4, 1 R 1: L3, 2: G3, 5: 1B, 6: BB, 8: SO
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: G5, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: F4, 3: HR, 5: 1B, 6: BB, 9: SO
(CF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 1-for-3, 2 RBI 1: BB, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 6: BB, 9: G4
(2B) Castillo, Jose 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 6: DP, 9: G6
(C) Takeyama, Shingo 0-for-4 2: F9, 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: SO
(P) Shimizu, Naoyuki 0-for-2 2: G5, 4: G6
PH Onishi, Hiroaki 0-for-1 5: SO
P Sakamoto, Yataro 0-for-0
P Kato, Kosuke 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Keijiro 0-for-1 7: SO
P Yamaguchi, Shun 0-for-0
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shimizu, Naoyuki 5 80 24 22 9 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 6 6 4.963
Sakamoto, Yataro, H 1 1/3 17 7 6 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.214
Kato, Kosuke, H 2/3 12 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.532
Yamaguchi, Shun, L 1 2/3 45 11 7 5 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 5 5 3.288
Ejiri, Shintaro 1/3 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.010
9 163 45 38 17 3 8 4 0 1 1 0 12 12

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Uchikawa hits a solo homer. Fujita hits a single to left and advances to second on a wild pitch. Harper lines out to first. Murata hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Sledge flies out to second. Shimozono walks, runners on first and second. Castillo flies out to center.

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Arai walks. Brazell hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kanemoto walks to load the bases. Jojima hits a 2-run double to left, runners on second and third. Lin strikes out swinging. Messenger strikes out swinging. Murton grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd - 3 runs, 4 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Hirano hits a single to center. Toritani hits a single to center. Arai hits a 3-run homer. Brazell flies out to center. Kanemoto grounds out to first. Jojima hits a single to left and gets thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Murata hits a single to left. Sledge hits a 2-run homer. Shimozono grounds out to second. Castillo flies out to right. Takeyama strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Toritani hits a solo homer. Arai fouls out to first. Brazell flies out to right. Kanemoto flies out to right.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 run, 4 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Harper hits a single to center. Murata grounds out to third. Sledge hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Shimozono hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Castillo hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Fukuhara in for Messenger.
Takeyama grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Onishi, pinch-hitting for Shimizu, strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Fukuhara on the mound for Hanshin
Uchikawa hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fujita. Harper walks, runners on first and second. Murata hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Fujihara in for Fukuhara.
Sledge walks to load the bases. Shimozono walks in a run, bases loaded. Castillo grounds into a double play.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Yataro on the mound for Yokohama
Murton hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Toritani hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Arai hits a single to center, runner on first advances to second on throw, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Kato in for Yataro.
Brazell strikes out swinging. Kanemoto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yokohama
Jojima grounds out to third. Lin hits an infield single and is replaced by pinch-runner S. Fujikawa. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Nishimura, hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Kano enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama. Murton walks to load the bases. Hirano hits a sac fly to right and Murton gets thrown out running the bases.

Top of the 9th - 4 runs, 3 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yokohama
Toritani hits an infield single. Arai hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Brazell hits a sac fly to left, runner on second. Kanemoto strikes out looking. Jojima walks, runners on first and second. S. Fujikawa hits a 3-run homer.
Pitching change: Ejiri in for Yamaguchi.
Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Kubota, grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Takeyama flies out to right. Shimizu grounds out to third. Uchikawa hits a single to center. Fujita walks, runners on first and second. Harper grounds out to first.

Top of the 4th
Lin hits a single to right. Messenger fails on three sac bunt attempts. Murton hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hirano grounds into a double a play.

Notes

The Tigers won their 3rd game in a row and are now 57-43-2 (1st place). ... The Bay Stars are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 36-67-0 (6th place).

Kubota (HAN) got the win in relief and improved to 6-2. ... Yamaguchi (YOK) took the loss and dropped to 2-8.

S. Fujikawa (HAN) celebrated his birthday with a homer in the 9th.

Home runs
HAN: Arai (14), Toritani (12), S. Fujikawa (1)
YOK: Uchikawa (7), Sledge (24)