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Yomiuri Giants 2 – Hanshin Tigers 4 (September 20, 2010)

by on Sep.20, 2010 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00

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

Attendance: 46980 | Series tied, 11-11-0 | Time: 3:35

Potential Starters: Seth Greisinger (YOM) 0-1, 4.91 - Takumi Akiyama (HAN) 3-1, 2.73

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 3-for-5, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: f3, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-2 1: S1, 3: G5, 5: F7
PH-RF Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-1 7: SO
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: F8
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 8: SO
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4 1: G6, 4: 2B, 5: F7, 8: F9
(RF-CF) Yano, Kenji 0-for-2 2: BB, 4: BB, 6: L6, 8: G6
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
(2B) Gonzalez, Edgar 0-for-3 2: DP, 4: F9, 6: SO
P Nakamura, Micheal 0-for-0
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
CF Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 9: SO
(3B) Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-4 2: G1, 4: f7, 6: F7, 9: F9
(P) Greisinger, Seth 0-for-2 3: G3, 4: F4
P Takagi, Yasunari 0-for-0
2B Furuki, Shigeyuki 1-for-2 7: SO, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Greisinger, Seth, L 3 2/3 67 17 15 5 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 5.400
Takagi, Yasunari 1 2/3 31 8 6 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.982
Nakamura, Micheal 2/3 12 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.831
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1 1/3 17 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.227
Ochi, Daisuke 2/3 20 5 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.310
8 147 37 31 9 2 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 4

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(LF) Murton, Matt 0-for-5 1: G3, 3: G6, 5: F8, 6: DP, 8: G6
(CF-2B) Hirano, Keiichi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G4, 7: G1
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 R 1: F8, 4: 1B, 5: HBP, 7: SO
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4 2: G3, 4: SO, 5: G4, 8: G4
(C) Jojima, Kenji 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F5, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: HR
(RF) Lin, Wei-Chu 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: F9, 4: HR
PH-CF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-1 6: S5, 8: 2B
(2B) Saka, Katsuhiko 1-for-1, 1 R 3: 1B, 4: HBP
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 6: G6
PR-RF Asai, Ryo 0-for-0 8: BB
(P) Akiyama, Takumi 0-for-1 3: S1, 4: G4
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-0 6: BB
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 8: f6
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Akiyama, Takumi, W 6 97 26 23 7 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.784
Kubota, Tomoyuki, H 2 24 7 7 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.583
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 23 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.717
9 144 37 34 9 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Akiyama on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Matsumoto. Ogasawara flies out to right. Ramirez hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Abe grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Akiyama on the mound for Hanshin
Greisinger grounds out to first. Sakamoto hits a single to left. Matsumoto grounds out to third, runner on second. Ogasawara hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Ramirez grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Greisinger on the mound for Yomiuri
Saka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Akiyama. Murton grounds out to short. Hirano hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Toritani strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Greisinger on the mound for Yomiuri
Arai hits an infield single. Brazell strikes out swinging. Jojima flies out to right. Lin hits a 2-run homer. Saka gets hit by a pitch.
Pitching change: Takagi in for Greisinger.
Akiyama grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Brazell grounds out to second.
Pitching change: Ochi in for Yamaguchi.
Defense: Tani takes over in center.
Jojima hits a solo homer. S. Fujikawa hits a double to left. Asai walks, runners on first and second. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Kubota, fouls out to short. Murton grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 4th
Abe hits a double to center. Yano walks, runners on first and second. E. Gonzalez flies out to right. Wakiya fouls out to left. Greisinger flis out to second.

Top of the 5th
Sakamoto fouls out to first. Matsumoto flies out to left. Ogasawara hits a single to center. Ramirez hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Abe flies out to left.

Bottom of the 5th
Murton flies out to center. Hirano hits a single to center. Tortani grounds out to second, runner on first. Arai gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Brazell grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th
Jojima hits a single to left. S. Fujikawa, pinch-hitting for Lin, hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Sekimoto enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Saka.
Pitching change: Nakamura in for Takagi.
Defense: Furuki takes over at second.
Sekimoto hits a grounder to short and reaches on a throwing error (E4), runners on first and third. Asai enters the game as a pinch-runner for Sekimoto. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Akiyama, walks, bases loaded. Murton grounds into a double play.

Notes

The Tigers took the series, 2-1.

The Tigers are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 71-57-3 (2nd place). ... The Giants are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 72-60-1 (3rd place).

Akiyama (HAN) won his fourth straight start and is now 4-1 in 5 starts this season.  He's also 1-1 in 2 starts against the Giants.  Fujikawa (HAN) recorded his 27th save of the year. ... Greisinger (YOM) took the loss and is now 0-2 in 5 starts this season.

Home runs
HAN: Lin (4), Jojima (26)