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Hanshin Tigers 2 – Yokohama Bay Stars 1 (September 16, 2010)

by on Sep.16, 2010 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

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

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

Attendance: 11028 | Hanshin leads series, 15-6-0 | Time: 2:50

Potential Starters: Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 12-5, 3.75 - Shigeru Kaga (YOK) 3-8, 3.26

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(LF) Murton, Matt 3-for-3 1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: 2B, 8: 1B
PR-2B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-0, 1 R 9: BB
(CF-RF-CF) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-4 1: G5, 3: F6, 5: 1B, 8: S1, 9: G4
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: E4, 5: G6, 8: 3B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: f3, 6: f2, 8: S8
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: BB
PR Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-0
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
RF Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-0
(C) Jojima, Kenji 1-for-4 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: G4, 8: 1B
(RF) Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: G1, 7: G4, 8: G4
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(2B) Saka, Katsuhiko 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: F9, 7: G6
CF Asai, Ryo 0-for-0
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 9: SO
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0
(P) Kubo, Yasutomo 0-for-2 3: S1, 5: SO, 7: G6
1B Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kubo, Yasutomo, W 7 88 26 23 5 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.654
Kubota, Tomoyuki, H 1 10 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.743
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 16 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.778
9 114 33 30 6 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 1 1

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 5th, 7th, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: G5, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 1-for-4 1: 1B, 4: F7, 6: DP, 8: G4
(1B) Harper, Brett 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F7, 4: BB, 7: HR
2B Fujita, Kazuya 0-for-1 9: SO
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-4 1: G5, 4: F8, 7: 1B, 9: f5
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 0-for-3 2: F7, 4: SO, 7: DP
CF Matsumoto, Keijiro 1-for-1 9: 1B
(CF-LF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 0-for-3 2: G5, 5: SO, 7: BB, 9: F9
(2B-1B) Castillo, Jose 1-for-2 2: F7, 5: BB, 7: 1B
(C) Hashimoto, Tasuku 0-for-3 3: G1, 5: DP, 7: G1
(P) Kaga, Shigeru 0-for-2 3: G4, 6: SO
P Kato, Kosuke 0-for-0
P Sanada, Hiroki 0-for-0
PH Ide, Shotaro 0-for-1 8: SO
P Ushida, Shigeki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaga, Shigeru, L 7 2/3 96 31 27 6 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 3.209
Kato, Kosuke 0/3 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.835
Sanada, Hiroki 1/3 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.764
Ushida, Shigeki 1 30 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.350
9 138 38 32 7 0 6 3 0 2 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kubo on the mound for Yokohama
Harper hits a solo homer. Murata hits a single to left. Sledge grounds into a double play. Shimozono walks. Castillo hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hashimoto grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Defense: Fujita takes over at second; Matsumoto takes over in center; Shimozono moves from center to left; Castillo moves from second to first.
Murton hits a single to right and gets replaced by pinch-runner Yamato. Hirano hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Toritani hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Arai hits a sac fly to center.
Pitching change: Kato in for Kaga.
Brazell walks.
Pitching change: Sanada in for Kato.
Jojima hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brazell. Runner on second advances to third on a bad pick-off throw from the catcher, runners on first and third. Lin grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Murton hits a single to center. Hirano grounds out to third, runner on second. Toritani grounds out to second, runner on third. Arai strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd
Saka hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kubo. Murton walks, runners on first and second. Hirano flies out to short. Toritani reaches on a fielding error (E4), bases loaded. Arai fouls out to first.

Top of the 5th
Saka flies out to right. Kubo strikes out swinging. Murton hits a double to center. Hirano hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Toritani grounds out to short.

Notes

Yokohama took the series, 2-1.

The Tigers stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 69-56-3 (2nd place). ... The Bay Stars' 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 44-83-1 (6th place).

Kubo (HAN) got the win and is now 13-5.  Kubo has gone 4-0 in 7 starts since his last loss on 8/5 (vs Yomiuri).  He's also 3-0 in 4 starts against the Bay Stars.  Fujikawa (HAN) notched his 25th save of the year. ... Kaga (YOK) took the loss and dropped to 3-9. Kaga is now 0-3 in 9 starts since his last victory on 7/13 (vs Hiroshima).  He's also 0-2 in 2 starts against the Tigers this year.

Kanemoto (HAN) kept his consecutive games streak alive (now at 1,747) with a pinch-hit at bat in the 9th.

Hiyama (HAN) entered the game as a defensive replacement in the 9th.  The last time Hiyama played the outfield was on 9/12/2009.  And the last time he entered a game as a defensive replacement was 7/6/2007.

Home runs
YOK: Harper (16)