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Yokohama Bay Stars 9 – Yakult Swallows 3 (August 26, 2010)

by on Aug.26, 2010 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 9 15 0
Yakult 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 1

Attendance: 17253 | Yakult leads series, 11-8-0 | Time: 3:55

Potential Starters: Hitoshi Fujie (YOK) 1-2, 6.28 - Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 9-6, 3.72

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 13, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-6, 1 RBI 1: F8, 2: G6, 4: f3, 6: G2, 8: SO, 9: G4
(SS) Fujita, Kazuya 3-for-6, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: G4, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 8: E4, 9: 1B
(1B) Harper, Brett 1-for-5 1: G4, 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: SO, 8: SO
P Sanada, Hiroki 0-for-0
PH Inada, Naoto 1-for-1, 1 RBI 9: 1B
P Yamaguchi, Shun 0-for-0
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: BB, 9: 1B, 9: F6
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: BB, 2: BB, 5: SO, 7: G3, 9: HR
CF Matsumoto, Keijiro 0-for-0
(CF-LF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: L6, 5: 2B, 7: SO, 9: BB
(2B-1B) Castillo, Jose 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: SO, 5: G3, 8: 1B, 9: HBP
(C) Takeyama, Shingo 0-for-2 1: IBB, 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: S5, 9: S1
(P) Fujie, Hitoshi 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: SO
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0
PH Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 1-for-1, 1 RBI 8: 1B
2B Yamazaki, Noriharu 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Fujie, Hitoshi, W 6 2/3 102 28 24 6 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 5.604
Ejiri, Shintaro, H 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.541
Sanada, Hiroki, H 1 7 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.703
Yamaguchi, Shun 1 11 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.167
9 122 37 33 8 1 6 4 0 0 0 0 3 3

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd, 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-5 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: 1B (SB), 7: 1B, 9: G4
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-2, 1 R 1: F4, 4: BB, 5: BB, 7: G4
(RF) Takeuchi, Shinichi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: 2B, 5: F8, 8: G4
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: HR
(LF) Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: DP, 6: G4, 8: G4
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: G1, 8: G4
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-2 2: DP, 4: SO
PH D'Antona, Jamie 0-for-1 7: G5
SS Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-1 9: SO
(C) Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-4 3: G6, 5: f2, 7: F7, 9: G5
(P) Sato, Yoshinori 0-for-2 3: G6, 5: SO
PH Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-0 7: BB
PR Noguchi, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0
P De La Cruz, Eulo 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Koki 0-for-0
P Yamagishi, Minoru 0-for-0
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-0
PH Nitta, Genki 1-for-1 9: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sato, Yoshinori, L 7 134 33 29 8 0 11 4 0 0 2 0 3 3 3.724
De La Cruz, Eulo 2/3 15 5 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 3.000
Watanabe, Koki 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4.500
Yamagishi, Minoru 1/3 21 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 4 10.800
Matsui, Kosuke 2/3 19 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.789
9 195 49 41 15 1 13 5 1 2 4 0 9 9

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 4 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Uchikawa flies out to center. Fujita hits an infield single and advances to second on a wild pitch. Harper grounds out to second, runner on third. Murata hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Sledge walks, runners on first and second. Shimozono hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Castillo hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Takeyama gets an intentional walk to load the bases. Fujie strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Fujie on the mound for Yakult
Tanaka walks. Takeuchi hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Whitesell hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Yuichi grounds into a double play. Miyamoto hits a double to left. Kawabata strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
De La Cruz on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Onizaki takes over at short.
Castillo hits a single to center, advances to second on a wild pitch, and moves up to third on a sac bunt by Takeyama. Kinjo, pinch-hitting for Ejiri, hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Uchikawa strikes out swinging. Fujita reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for De La Cruz.
Fujita moves up to second on a wild pitch, runners on second and third. Harper strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Sanada on the mound for Yokohama
Defense: Yamazaki takes over at second; Castillo moves from second to first.
Takeuchi grounds out to second. Whitesell hits a solo homer. Yuichi grounds out to second. Miyamoto grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th - 5 runs, 5 hits
Yamagishi on the mound for Yakult
Murata hits a single to left. Sledge hits a 2-run homer. Shimozono walks. Castillo gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Takeyama hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: K. Matsui in for Yamagishi.
Yamazaki hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Uchikawa drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on second. Fujita hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Inada, pinch-hitting for Sanada, hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Murata flies out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Uchikawa grounds out to short. Fujita grounds out to second. Harper hits a single to left, runner on first. Murata hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Sledge walks to load the bases. Shimozono lines out to short.

Bottom of the 2nd
Whitesell walks. Yuichi grounds out to second, runner on first. Miyamoto hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Kawabata grounds into a double play.

Top of the 5th
Murata strikes out swinging. Sledge strikes out swinging. Shimozono hits a double to left. Castillo grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 5th
Kawamoto fouls out to the catcher. Yoshinori strikes out swinging. Aoki hits a single to center and steals second. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Takeuchi flies out to center.

Top of the 7th
Fujita hits a single to left and advances to second on a wild pitch. Harper strikes out swinging. Murata walks, runners on first and second. Sledge grounds out to first, runners on second and third. Shimozono strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
D'Antona, pinch-hitting for Kawabata, grounds out to third. Kawamoto flies out to left. Hatakeyama, pinch-hitting for Yoshinori, walks. Noguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hatakeyama. Aoki hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Ejiri in for Fujie.
Tanaka grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 9th
Onizaki strikes out looking. Kawamoto grounds out to third. Nitta, pinch-hitting for K. Matsui, hits a double to left. Aoki grounds out to second.

Notes

Yakult won the series, 2-1.

The Bay Stars stopped a 4-game losing streak and are now 38-73-0 (6th place). ... The Swallows' 3-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 55-55-2 (4th place).

Fujie (YOK) took the win and recorded his first victory since his first start of the season on 3/28 (vs Hanshin).  He was also 0-2 in his last two starts prior to the victory.  This was Fujie's 12th game and 5th start of the year.  All four of his decisions have come as a starter. ... Yoshinori (YAK) lost his first game since 7/18 (vs Hanshin) and is now 9-7 on the year.  In between losses, Yoshinori went 4-0 in 4 starts.  He's also now 0-2 in 3 starts against the Bay Stars.

Home runs
YOK: Sledge (25)
YAK: Whitesell (12)