Hiroshima Carp vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
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
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(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|
|PH||Aizawa, Tsubasa||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Alvarado, Giancarlo, L||6||110||28||27||9||1||6||1||0||0||0||0||6||5||3.835|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 6th)
|(RF-LF)||Murton, Matt||2-for-5||1: G5, 2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: DP, 8: 1B|
|(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|
|(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|
|PH||Lin, Wei-Chu||1-for-1, 1 RBI||6: 1B|
|PH-RF||Asai, Ryo||0-for-1||8: SO|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
HAN: Arai (19)