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Yomiuri Giants 7 – Hanshin Tigers 5 (September 28, 2010)

by on Sep.28, 2010 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 10 0
Hanshin 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 7 1

Attendance: 46866 | Yomiuri leads series, 12-11-0 | Time: 3:05

Potential Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 10-8, 4.25 - Jason Standridge (HAN) 10-4, 3.33

Yomiuri

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-5 1: F4, 2: f3, 4: F4, 6: F9, 8: SO
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 2-for-5, 2 R 1: 1B, 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 9: G1
(3B-1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: L3, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 9: SO
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: f3, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: G1
LF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HBP, 3: SO, 4: F9, 7: HR
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 3: BB, 5: E5 (BrO), 7: f2
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(2B) Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-2, 1 RBI 1: HBP, 3: BB, 5: F5, 8: F7
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 1-for-3, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: 1B (BrO), 5: G1
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
3B Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-1 8: L6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, W 5 0/3 82 21 20 6 1 6 0 0 1 1 0 4 4 4.353
Kubo, Yuya, H 1 1/3 21 5 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.810
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 1 2/3 21 5 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.115
Kroon, Marc, S 1 18 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.884
9 142 35 34 7 2 12 0 0 1 1 0 5 5

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 2-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 7: G4
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: S1, 3: f7, 6: 3B, 8: G1
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F7, 4: G4, 6: HR, 8: SO
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4 1: L3, 4: SO, 6: G6, 9: 振逃
PR Saka, Katsuhiko 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(C) Jojima, Kenji 0-for-4 2: F8, 5: F8, 6: SO, 9: F8
(LF) Sakurai, Kodai 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: F8, 7: HR, 9: SO
(CF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-3 2: SO, 5: 2B, 7: L6
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-1 9: G4
(P) Standridge, Jason 0-for-0
PH Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-1 3: SO
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 5: G3
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 7: F8
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Standridge, Jason, L 3 70 18 14 6 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 5 5 3.620
Watanabe, Ryo 2 37 9 9 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2.637
Fukuhara, Shinobu 2 35 7 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.484
Kubota, Tomoyuki 2 17 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.330
9 159 40 36 10 1 9 2 2 0 1 0 7 7

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 4 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto flies out to second. Matsumoto hits a single to center. Ogasawara hits a single center, runners on first and third. Ramirez hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Abe gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Lee strikes out swinging. Chono hits an RBI single to left, bases remain loaded. Furuki gets hit by a pitch and a run scores, bases loaded. Utsumi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Toritani flies out to left. Arai hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Brazell lines out to first.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Ramirez fouls out to first. Abe strikes out swinging. Lee walks. Chono hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Furuki walks, bases loaded. Utsumi hits a 2-run single to left and Utsumi is thrown out trying to advance to second.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto flies out to second. Matsumoto hits a single to center and advances to second on a wild pitch. Ogasawara hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Ramirez strikes out swinging. Abe flies out to right.

Bottom of the 6th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton hits a single to right and advances to second on a wild pitch. Hirano hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Toritani hits a 2-run homer.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Utsumi.
Arai strikes out swinging. Brazell grounds out to short. Jojima strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Fukuhara on the mound for Hanshin
Ramirez strikes out swinging. Abe hits a solo homer. Lee fouls out to the catcher. Chono strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kubo on the mound for Yomiuri
Sakurai hits a solo homer. S. Fujikawa lines out to short. Kanemoto enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Fukuhara.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Kubo.
Defense: Wakiya takes over at third; Ogasawara moves from third to first.
Kanemoto flies out to center. Murton grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 5th
Lee reaches on a fielding error (E5), Lee to second. Chono hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Furuki flies out to third. Utsumi fails on a sac bunt attempt, Utsumi out at first, Lee gets thrown out at home.

Bottom of the 5th
Jojima flies out to center. Sakurai flies out to center. S. Fujikawa hits a double to right. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 9th
Brazell reaches on a dropped third strike and is replaced by pinch-runner Saka. Saka steals second. Jojima flies out to center. Sakurai strikes out swinging. Lin, pinch-hitting for S. Fujikawa, grounds out to second.

Notes

The Giants are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 76-62-1 (2nd place). ... The Tigers' 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 73-60-3 (3rd place).

Utsumi (YOM) won his 3rd consecutive start and is now 11-8.  He's also now 3-1 with a 5.47 ERA in 5 starts against the Tigers this year.  Kroon (YOM) recorded his 24th save of the year. ... Standridge (HAN) lost his 3rd straight start and fell to 10-5.  Against the Giants this year, Standridge is now 1-2 in with a 6.00 ERA in 4 starts.

Chono (YOM) collected his 13th modasho of the season, putting him in second place on the franchise all-time list for rookie players.  Nagashima Shigeo holds the top spot with 14 in 1958.

Murton (HAN) picked up 2 hits and set a new CL record for most hits in a single season.  Alex Ramirez set the previous record of 204 in 2007.

Mami Yamase (tv personality) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Home runs
YOM: Abe (43)
HAN: Toritani (18), Arai (9)