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Yomiuri Giants 6 – Yokohama Bay Stars 4 (September 7, 2010)

by on Sep.07, 2010 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00

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

Attendance: 15089 | Yomiuri leads series, 12-5-0 | Time: 3:50

Potential Starters: Hideki Asai (YOM) 2-1, 3.65 - Naoyuki Shimizu (YOK) 9-11, 5.41

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F8, 3: F8, 4: F9, 6: G1, 8: 1B (SB)
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 2-for-4, 2 RBI 1: L6, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: HBP, 8: 1B (BrO)
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: G1, 5: HR, 7: 2B, 9: BB
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: G5, 7: BB, 9: 2B
PR-LF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 2-for-4, 1 R 2: HBP, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: DP, 9: G3
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-5 2: G5, 4: SO, 5: G6, 7: G6, 9: G6
(3B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-5, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 2B (CS), 6: F7, 8: F8, 9: SO
(2B) Furuki, Shigeyuki 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: HR, 8: F8
(P) Asai, Hideki 0-for-1 3: G4
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-1 4: SO
P Nakamura, Micheal 0-for-0
PH Kato, Ken 0-for-1 6: F4
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
PH Gonzalez, Edgar 1-for-1, 1 R 8: 2B
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Asai, Hideki 3 60 15 15 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.253
Nakamura, Micheal 2 24 6 6 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.588
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, W 2 34 7 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.480
Ochi, Daisuke, H 1 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.086
Kroon, Marc, S 1 10 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.205
9 136 34 34 6 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F8, 3: 1B, 5: F4, 7: G4
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B (CS), 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: G5
(1B) Harper, Brett 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: E4, 5: SO, 8: F7
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-4, 2 RBI 2: F9, 3: 2B, 6: G4, 8: F8
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 0-for-4 2: SO, 3: G4, 6: SO, 9: SO
(CF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 0-for-4 2: SO, 3: G6, 6: G4, 9: SO
(2B) Castillo, Jose 2-for-4, 1 R 3: 2B, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 9: G6
(C) Takeyama, Shingo 0-for-3 3: G3, 4: G6, 7: F9
(P) Shimizu, Naoyuki 0-for-2, 1 R 3: E4, 4: SO
P Kato, Kosuke 0-for-0
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0
PH Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 0-for-1 7: F8
P Terahara, Hayato 0-for-0
P Fukuda, Takehiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shimizu, Naoyuki 6 114 28 27 9 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 4 5.436
Kato, Kosuke 0/3 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.397
Ejiri, Shintaro, H 1 15 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.284
Terahara, Hayato, L 1 23 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.600
Fukuda, Takehiro 1 21 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.871
9 180 43 39 14 2 5 2 2 0 0 0 6 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 3rd - 4 runs, 4 hits
Asai on the mound for Yomiuri
Castillo hits a double to left. Takeyama grounds out to first, runner on third. Shimizu reaches on an error (E4) and a run scores, runner on first. Uchikawa hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Ishikawa hits a single to center, bases loaded. Harper reaches on a fielding error (E4) and a run scores, bases remain loaded. Murata hits a 2-run double to left, runners on second and third. Sledge grounds out to second. Shimozono grounds out to short.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Ramirez hits a single to center. Abe hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Chono strikes out swinging. Wakiya hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Furuki hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.  Giants attempt a double steal and Wakiya appeared to be on the verge of getting caught, but he managed to get back to third on an error (E5), runner on first steals second in the meantime, runners on second and third. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Asai, strikes out swinging. Sakamoto flies out to right.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Matsumoto grounds out to second. Ogasawara hits a solo homer. Ramirez grounds out to third. Abe hits a single to right. Chono grounds out to short.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Wakiya flies out to left. Furuki hits a solo homer. Kato, pinch-hitting for Nakamura, flies out to second. Sakamoto grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 8th - 2 run, 3 hits
Terahara on the mound for Yokohama
Wakiya flies out to center. Furuki flies out to center. E. Gonzalez, pinch-hitting for Yamaguchi, hits a double to right. Sakamoto hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Sakamoto steals second, runners on second and third. Matsumoto clears the bases with a 2-run single to right and gets thrown out trying to get to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Ramirez hits a single to right. Abe gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Chono grounds out to third, runners on first and third. Wakiya strikes out swinging. Furuki grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th
Matsumoto gets hit by a pitch. Ogasawara hits a double to right, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Ejiri in for Kato.
Ramirez walks, bases loaded. Abe hits into a double play, runners on second and third. Chono grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th
Ogasawara walks. Ramirez hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Suzuki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez. Abe grounds out to first. Chono grounds out to short. Wakiya strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Giants stopped an 0-4-1 slide and are now 66-56-1 (3rd place). ... The Bay Stars are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 41-79-1 (6th place).

Yamaguchi (YOM) got the win in relief and improved to 6-3 on the year.  Kroon (YOM) notched his 20th save of the season. ... Terahara (YOK) took the loss in relief and is now 3-3 this year.

Ogasawara (YOM) has now hit at least 30 homers in 6 straight seasons.

Kroon (YOM) now has 6 consecutive seasons of 20 or more saves.

Tonight's loss means the Bay Stars can do no better than 4th.  The last time they finished better than fourth was in 2005 when they finished in third.

Home runs
YOM: Ogasawara (30), Furuki (2)