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Yokohama Bay Stars 2 – Yomiuri Giants 6 (September 22, 2010)

by on Sep.22, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 1
Yomiuri 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 X 6 11 0

Attendance: 44545 | Yomiuri leads series, 14-6-0 | Time: 2:58

Potential Starters: Shigeru Kaga (YOK) 3-9, 3.21 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 9-8, 4.40

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 8th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-5 1: F8, 3: F9, 5: F9, 8: 1B, 9: G4
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 0-for-4 1: G5, 3: G6, 5: G6, 8: DP
(1B) Harper, Brett 1-for-4 1: F9, 3: SO, 6: G3, 9: 1B
PR Yamazaki, Noriharu 0-for-0
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 0-for-4 2: G5, 4: SO, 6: F7, 9: DP
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 3-for-4 2: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 9: 1B
PR Matsumoto, Keijiro 0-for-0, 1 R 5: (SB)
(2B) Castillo, Jose 1-for-3, 1 R 2: BB, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(CF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: G4, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(C) Takeyama, Shingo 0-for-2 2: BB, 5: G5, 7: G3
PH Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 0-for-0 9: BB
(P) Kaga, Shigeru 1-for-2 2: SO, 5: 1B
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0
P Takamiya, Kazuya 0-for-0
P Sakamoto, Yataro 0-for-0
PH Ide, Shotaro 0-for-1 8: F9
P Kato, Kosuke 0-for-0
P Fukuda, Takehiro 0-for-0
PH Niinuma, Shinji 1-for-1, 1 RBI 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaga, Shigeru, L 6 85 27 27 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3.333
Ejiri, Shintaro 1/3 14 4 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4.219
Takamiya, Kazuya 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.793
Sakamoto, Yataro 1/3 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.935
Kato, Kosuke 1/3 9 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 7.807
Fukuda, Takehiro 2/3 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.118
8 125 39 35 11 2 4 2 1 1 1 0 6 6

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 3: E1, 5: HR, 7: 1B, 8: 1B
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 1-for-4 1: f2, 3: SO, 5: 1B (SB), 7: HBP, 8: G5
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-4 1: G4, 4: G4, 5: F6, 7: F9
2B Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-1 8: F7
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G5, 4: SO, 5: F9, 7: 2B
PR-LF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F8, 4: 1B, 5: F9, 7: SO
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: HR
PH-RF Yano, Kenji 0-for-0 7: BB
(2B-1B) Furuki, Shigeyuki 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F4, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 7: f3
(3B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: F8, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: BB (SB)
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-3 3: G3, 4: G5, 6: SO, 8: S1
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, W 8 2/3 138 36 33 9 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.249
Kroon, Marc, S 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.050
9 141 37 34 9 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Ogasawara grounds out to second. Ramirez strikes out looking. Abe hits a single to right. Takahashi hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Furuki hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Wakiya hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Utsumi grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Sakamoto hits a solo homer. Matsumoto hits a single to center and steals second. Ogasawara flies out to short. Ramirez flies out to right. Abe flies out to right.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Takahashi hits a solo homer. Furuki flies out to left. Wakiya flies out to center. Utsumi strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ejiri on the mound for Yokohama
Sakamoto hits a single to center. Matsumoto gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Ogasawara flies out to right. Ramirez hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Takamiya in for Ejiri.
Suzuki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez. Abe strikes out swinging. Yano enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Takahashi.
Pitching change: Yataro in for Takamiya.
Yano walks, bases loaded. Furuki fouls out to first.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kato on the mound for Yokohama
Wakiya walks, steals second, and advances to third on a sac bunt by Utsumi.
Pitching change: Fukuda in for Kato.
Sakamoto hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Matsumoto grounds out to third. Terauchi flies out to left.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 5 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Harper hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Yamazaki. Murata grounds into a double play. Sledge hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Matsumoto. Castillo hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Shimozono hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Kinjo, pinch-hitting for Takeyama, walks, bases loaded. Niinuma, pinch-hitting for Fukuda, hits an RBI infield single, bases remain loaded.
Pitching change: Kroon in for Utsumi.
Uchikawa grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Sakamoto hits a double to left. Matsumoto fouls out to the catcher. Ogasawara grounds out to second, runner on third. Ramirez grounds out to third.

Top of the 2nd
Murata grounds out to third. Sledge hits a double to right. Castillo walks, runners on first and second. Shimozono grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Takeyama walks, bases loaded. Kaga strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Giants won their 2nd game in a row and are now 74-60-1 (2nd place). ... The Bay Stars dropped their 6th game in a row and are now 44-88-1 (6th place).

Utsumi (YOM) won his second straight start and improved to 10-8.  Utsumi is now 3-1 in 5 starts against the Bay Stars this season.  Kroon (YOM) saved his 22nd game of the year. ... Kaga (YOK) took the loss and dropped to 3-10.  Kaga is 0-4 in 10 starts since his last victory on 7/13 (vs Hiroshima).  He's also 0-1 in two starts against the Giants this year.

Takahashi's (YOM) homer in the 6th was his first since 8/13.

Home runs
YOM: Sakamoto (31), Takahashi (13)