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Yakult Swallows 12 – Yomiuri Giants 8 (August 31, 2010)

by on Aug.31, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 3 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 18 1
Yomiuri 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 8 13 2

Attendance: 11128 | Series tied, 9-9-0 | Time: 3:49

Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 9-7, 3.03 - Shugo Fujii (YOM) 6-3, 4.44

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: 2B, 2: BB, 4: E5 (SB), 6: 2B, 8: G6
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-6, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: f2, 2: 1B, 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: L6
(RF) Iihara, Yasushi 3-for-6, 2 R 1: 1B, 2: 1B (BrO), 2: …… (BrO), 3: 1B, 4: F9, 6: G4, 9: SO
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 2: 1B, 3: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO
1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-1 9: F8
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-4, 2 R 1: HBP, 2: G5, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: 1B
LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-1 9: SO
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: 1B, 2: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: f9, 7: F9
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: E6, 2: L6, 3: G3, 5: 1B, 7: F9
SS Araki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(SS-3B) Kawabata, Shingo 3-for-5, 3 RBI 1: DP, 2: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: G6
(P) Muranaka, Kyohei 0-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 2: BB, 3: SO, 5: SO
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
PH D'Antona, Jamie 0-for-1 8: F8
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
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
Muranaka, Kyohei, W 6 2/3 146 36 32 12 2 9 3 1 0 1 0 7 7 3.328
Oshimoto, Takehiko 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.451
Matsuoka, Kenichi 1 12 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.587
Lim, Chang-Yong 1 15 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.500
9 174 46 41 13 2 9 4 1 0 1 0 8 7

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: HR, 2: BB, 4: F9, 6: SO, 7: F3, 9: F7
(RF) Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-3 1: F3, 2: SO, 4: 1B
P Nakamura, Micheal 0-for-0
PH-CF Matsumoto, Tetsuya 1-for-2, 1 R 6: 1B, 8: E6
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: F8, 4: F7, 6: F9, 8: 2B
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 2-for-5, 1 R 1: G4, 3: 1B, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 8: G1
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-1 2: SO
C Tsuruoka, Kazunari 1-for-4 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: F8, 8: f3
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: F3, 5: SO, 7: 2B, 8: F9
(1B) Gonzalez, Edgar 1-for-4 2: BB, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: F9, 9: F9
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-3, 2 R 2: BB, 4: 1B, 5: F6, 7: HBP, 9: F7
(P) Tono, Shun 0-for-0
P Lin, Yi-Hao 0-for-1 2: SO
PH-RF Yano, Kenji 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 RBI 4: HR, 6: SO
P Takagi, Yasunari 0-for-0
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-1, 2 RBI 7: 1B
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
PH Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0 9: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tono, Shun, L 1 0/3 40 11 9 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 6 3.359
Lin, Yi-Hao 3 71 20 18 8 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 6 6 12.600
Nakamura, Micheal 2 31 9 9 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.761
Takagi, Yasunari 1 17 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.600
Kubo, Yuya 1 14 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.477
9 188 50 46 18 0 8 3 1 0 0 0 12 12

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 4 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki hits a single to right. Tanaka fouls out to the catcher. Iihara hits a single to center, runners advance to second and third on throw. Whitesell hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Hatakeyama gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Aikawa hits an RBI single to left, bases remain loaded. Miyamoto reaches on a fielding error (E6) and a run scores, bases remain laoded. Kawabata grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto hits a solo homer. Tani flies out to first. Ogasawara grounds out to second. Ramirez grounds out to second.

Top of the 2nd - 6 runs, 6 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Muranaka walks. Aoki hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Tanaka clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first.
Pitching change: Lin in for Tono
Iihara hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Whitesell hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Hatakeyama hits a grounder to third and Iihara gets thrown out trying to score, runners on second and third. Aikawa hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Miyamoto lines out to short. Kawabata hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Muranaka walks to load the bases. Aoki walks in a run, bases remain loaded. Tanaka grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Abe strikes out swinging. Chono hits a single to left. E. Gonzalez walks, runners on first and second. Wakiya walks to load the bases. Lin strikes out swinging. Sakamoto walks in a run, bases loaded. Tani strikes out looking.

Top of the 3rd - 3 runs, 4 hits
Lin on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Tsuruoka is the new catcher.
Iihara hits a single to left. Whitesell strikes out swinging. Hatakeyama hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Aikawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Miyamoto grounds out to first, runners on second and third. Kawabata clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Muranaka strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Wakiya hits a single to center. Yano, pinch-hitting for Lin, hits a 2-run homer. Sakamoto flies out to right. Tani hits a single to left. Ogasawara flies out to left. Ramirez strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Fukuchi takes over in left; Araki takes over at short; Kawabata moves from short to third.
Ramirez hits a single to center. Tsuruoka flies out to center, runner on second. Chono hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. E. Gonzalez flies out to right. Wakiya gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Takahashi enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Takagi. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Takahashi hits a 2-run single to left, runner on first.
Pitching change: Oshimoto in for Muranaka.
Sakamoto flies out to first.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Matsumoto reaches on a throwing error (E6), runner on first. Ogasawara hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Ramirez grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third. Tsuruoka fouls out to first. Chono flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Ogasawara flies out to center. Ramirez hits a single to right. Tsuruoka hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Chono flies out to first. E. Gonzalez strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Aoki reaches on a throwing error (E5), runner on first. Tanaka strikes out swinging as Aoki steals second. Iihara flies out to right. Whitesell strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Hatakeyama flies out to center. Aikawa fouls out to right. Miyamoto hits a single to right. Kawabata hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Muranaka strikes out looking.

Top of the 6th
Aoki hits a double to left. Tanaka grounds out to short. Iihara grounds out to second, runner on third. Whitesell strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Swallows are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 57-57-2 (4th place). ... The Giants are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 65-53-0 (2nd place).

Muranaka (YAK) got the win and has gone 5-0 in 8 starts since his last loss on 7/6 (vs Hanshin).  Muranaka is now 10-7 on the year and 3-1 in 6 starts against the Giants. ... Tono (YOM) lost his 4th start in a row and is now 12-7.  He's now also 3-3 in 7 starts against the Swallows.

Sakamoto (YOM) recorded his 6th lead-off homer of the season. ... Yano's (YOM) was his first since 2007.

Abe (YOM) was taken out of the game after 2 innings. No official comments have been released by the Giants, but it seems it could be one of two reasons: either they wanted to give Abe the rest of the night off after the Swallows jumped out to a 9-2 lead (he's a big banged up), or they felt Abe wasn't doing a good job calling the game.

Home runs
YOM: Sakamoto (27), Yano (1)