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Yokohama Bay Stars 3 – Hanshin Tigers 6 (September 2, 2010)

by on Sep.02, 2010 @ 12:33 pm, under Game Summaries, NPB

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 1
Hanshin 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 X 6 13 1

Attendance: 41164 | Hanshin leads series, 14-4-0 | Time: 3:23

Potential Starters: Shigeru Kaga (YOK) 3-7, 3.41 - Randy Messenger (HAN) 3-4, 5.47

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: F9, 5: G4, 7: SO
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 1-for-3, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: SO, 8: BB
(1B) Harper, Brett 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 4: HR, 6: G4, 8: F7
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: DP, 4: F9, 6: f5, 8: 2B
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: f5
(CF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: BB, 7: F7, 8: F3
(2B) Castillo, Jose 1-for-4 2: F9, 4: F4, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(C) Niinuma, Shinji 2-for-4 2: G4, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: F8
(P) Kaga, Shigeru 0-for-1 3: F4, 5: S2
PH Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 0-for-1 7: F6
P Sanada, Hiroki 0-for-0
P Sakamoto, Yataro 0-for-0
PH Fujita, Kazuya 0-for-1 9: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaga, Shigeru, L 6 118 28 26 8 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 3.464
Sanada, Hiroki 1 28 8 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3.962
Sakamoto, Yataro 1 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.314
8 152 39 36 13 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 6 6

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF-LF) Murton, Matt 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: G6, 2: 1B, 5: L4, 6: G4, 8: G6
(2B-RF) Hirano, Keiichi 3-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: F8, 5: 1B (SB), 7: 1B, 8: G4
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-5, 1 R 1: f5, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 2B, 8: F6
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 R 1: E5, 3: DP, 6: 1B, 7: f2
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 7: S7
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F7, 4: SO, 6: SO, 7: 1B
PR-2B Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-0, 1 R
(C) Jojima, Kenji 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: F9, 6: G1, 7: 1B (SB)
(CF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-2 2: G5, 4: G5
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-0 6: IBB
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 1-for-1, 1 RBI 7: 1B
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0
(P) Messenger, Randy 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 1-for-1, 2 RBI 6: 1B
PR-CF Asai, Ryo 0-for-1 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, W 6 86 23 21 5 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 5.063
Nishimura, Ken, H 1/3 12 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.306
Kubota, Tomoyuki, H 1 2/3 34 7 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.177
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.490
9 144 36 33 8 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 3 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Uchikawa grounds out to short. Ishikawa hits an infield single. Runner advances to third on a bad pick-off throw. Harper hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Murata grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Jojima hits a single to left. S. Fujikawa grounds out to third, runner on second. Messenger strikes out swinging. Murton hits an RBI single to left, runner advances to second on throw. Hirano flies out to center.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Harper hits a solo homer. Murata flies out to right. Sledge grounds out to second. Shimozono walks. Castillo flies out to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Arai hits a single to right. Brazell hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kanemoto strikes out swinging. Jojima grounds out to the pitcher, runners on second and third. Lin, pinch-hitting for S. Fujikawa, gets an intentional walk to load the bases. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Messenger, hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Asai enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama. Murton grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 5 hits
Sanada on the mound for Yokohama
Hirano hits a single to left. Toritani hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Arai fouls out to the catcher. Brazell hits a sac fly to left, runner on third. Kanemoto hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kanemoto. Jojima hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Jojima steals second, runners on second and third. Kubota hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and third. Asai strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kubota on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Murton moves from right to left; Hirano moves from second to left; Uemoto takes over at second.
Ishikawa walks. Harper flies out to left. Murata hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Sledge fouls out to third. Shimozono flies out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Murton grounds out to short. Hirano hits a single to center. Toritani fouls out to third. Arai reaches on a throwing error (E5), runners on first and second. Brazell walks to load the bases. Kanemoto flies out to left.

Top of the 5th
Niinuma hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kaga. Uchikawa grounds out to second, runner on third. Ishikawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Messenger strikes out swinging. Murton lines out to second. Hirano hits a single to left and steals second. Toritani strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Shimozono flies out to left. Castillo hits a single to center. Niinuma hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kinjo enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Kaga.
Pitching change: Kubota in for Nishimura.
Kinjo flies out to short. Uchikawa strikes out swinging.

Notes

Hanshin swept the series, 3-0.

The Tigers won their 5th game in a row and are now 65-49-2 (1st place).  This is the Tigers' 3rd 5-game winning streak of the year and their 9th straight victory in a row against the Bay Stars. ... The Bay Stars lost their third game in a row and are now 40-77-0 (6th place).

Messenger (HAN) picked up his first win since 8/4/ (vs Yomiuri) and evened his record out to 4-4 on the year.  In between victories, Messenger went 0-3 in four starts.  Messenger is now also 2-0 in 8 games (4 starts, 4 relief appearances) against the Bay Stars this year.  Fujikawa (HAN) picked up his 22nd save of the year. ... Kaga (YOK) took the loss and has not won a game since 7/13 (vs Hiroshima).  Kaga is now 3-8 on the year.  This was Kaga third game against the Tigers, but first as a starter.

Kubota (HAN) recorded his first timely hit since 5/4/2004 (vs Hiroshima). ... Fujikawa (HAN) is now just one save away from 150.

Hiyama (HAN) picked up his 115th pinch-hit hit, good for 6th on the All-time list.

Home runs
YOK: Harper (14)