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Hiroshima Carp 3 – Hanshin Tigers 8 (September 25, 2010)

by on Sep.25, 2010 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hiroshima Carp vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 1
Hanshin 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 X 8 11 0

Attendance: 46912 | Hanshin leads series, 13-8-0 | Time: 3:02

Potential Starters: Giancarlo Alvarado (HIR) 8-6, 3.63 - Randy Messenger (HAN) 4-6, 5.48

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Soyogi, Eishin 0-for-5 1: SO, 3: F7, 5: G3, 8: F8, 9: SO
(2B) Kimura, Shogo 1-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(CF) Amaya, Soichiro 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: SO, 6: G1, 8: L1
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 1-for-2, 1 R 1: 1B, 4: F8, 6: BB, 9: HBP
(LF) Shima, Shigenobu 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: G6, 6: F8, 9: BB
(RF) Hirose, Jun 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 2B, 6: F9, 9: F7
(3B) Nakatani, Tsubasa 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F6, 4: G6, 7: SO, 9: 2B
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: G5, 7: F9, 9: 振逃
(P) Alvarado, Giancarlo 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: F3
PH Maru, Yoshihiro 0-for-1 7: SO
P Oshima, Takayuki 0-for-0
P Nakata, Ren 0-for-0
PH Aizawa, Tsubasa 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Alvarado, Giancarlo, L 6 110 28 27 9 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 5 3.835
Oshima, Takayuki 1 29 6 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 5.507
Nakata, Ren 1 24 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.696
8 163 38 35 11 1 10 2 1 0 1 0 8 7

Hanshin

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF-LF) Murton, Matt 2-for-5 1: G5, 2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: DP, 8: 1B
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
(CF-RF-CF) Hirano, Keiichi 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: F7, 8: SO
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-3, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: G2, 5: SO, 7: BB
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 3: 2B, 5: G1, 7: HBP
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G1, 3: SO, 6: SO, 7: 1B
PR-2B Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-0
(C) Jojima, Kenji 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 7: G5
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: F7, 6: E5
PR-CF-LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-1, 1 R 7: SO
(2B) Saka, Katsuhiko 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: G6, 4: G4, 6: 3B
1B Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 8: SO
(P) Messenger, Randy 0-for-1 2: BB, 5: F7
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 1-for-1, 1 RBI 6: 1B
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
PH-RF Asai, Ryo 0-for-1 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, W 5 1/3 93 22 20 4 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.206
Watanabe, Ryo, H 2/3 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.584
Kubota, Tomoyuki 2 25 6 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.421
Nishimura, Ken 1 26 7 5 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 3.893
9 153 37 33 5 0 12 3 1 0 1 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Soyogi strikes out swinging. Kimura walks. Amaya flies out to center. Kurihara hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Shima hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Hirose strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 3 hits
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Murton grounds out to third. Hirano hits a single to left. Toritani hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Arai hits a 3-run homer. Brazell grounds out to the pitcher. Jojima strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Brazell strikes out swinging. Jojima hits a single to right. Kanemoto reaches on a fielding error (E5), runners on first and second. S. Fujikawa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kanemoto. Saka clears the bases with a 2-run triple to right, runner on third. Lin, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Murton grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Oshima on the mound for Hiroshima
Hirano flies out to left. Toritani walks. Arai gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Brazell hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brazell. Jojima drives in a run with a ground out to third, runner on second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. S. Fujikawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Nishimura on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Hirano moves from right to center; S. Fujikawa moves from center to left; Asai takes over in right.
Kurihara gets hit by a pitch. Shima walks, runners on first and second. Hirose flies out to left. Nakatani hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Ishihara reaches on a dropped third strike (wild pitch) and a run scores, runners on first and third. Aizawa, pinch-hitting for Nakata, strikes out swinging. Soyogi strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Hirano strikes out swinging. Toritani grounds out to the catcher (bunt single attempt). Arai hits a double to left. Brazell strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Kurihara flies out to center. Shima grounds out to short. Hirose hits a double to center. Nakatani grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th
Messenger flies out to left. Murton hits an infield single. Hirano hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Toritani strikes out swinging. Arai grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 6th
Kimura hits a single to center. Amaya grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Kurihara walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Messenger.
Shima flies out to center, runners on first and third. Hirose flies out to right.

Notes

The Tigers won their 2nd straight game and are now 73-59-3 (2nd place). ... The Carp dropped their 3rd straight game and are now 54-80-2 (5th place).

Messenger (HAN) got the win and is now 5-6 on the year.  Messenger was 0-2 in three starts since his last victory since 9/2 (vs Yokohama).  Coming into tonight's start, he was also 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA in 2 games (1 start and 1 relief appearance) against Hiroshima. ... Alvarado (HIR) took the loss and is now 8-7.  Alvarado had gone 5-0 in 7 starts since his last loss on 8/1 (vs Yomiuri).  He was also 1-1 in 2 starts with a 3.38 ERA against the Tigers before tonight.

Home runs
HAN: Arai (19)