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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 – Yomiuri Giants 9 (April 12, 2011)

by on Apr.12, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Ube Baseball Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) - Shun Tono (YOM)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 2
Yomiuri 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 3 X 9 14 0

Attendance: 11561 | Yomiuri leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:13

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: SO, 6: L5, 8: G3
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-4 1: L4, 4: G3, 6: SO, 8: SO
(LF) Hamanaka, Osamu 1-for-4, 1 R 1: f3, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 8: F9
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-3 2: F9, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: f5
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-4 2: G6, 5: F4, 7: F7, 9: SO
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: 2B, 9: F9
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-3, 1 RBI 3: G5, 5: F8, 7: 1B
(SS) Kawashima, Keizo 0-for-1 3: G4, 6: HBP
SS Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-1, 1 RBI 7: 1B
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 0-for-1 3: G6, 6: S1
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-0
PH Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-1 7: F9
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
P Hidaka, Ryo 0-for-0
P Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori, L 6 106 30 27 8 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 3 2 3.000
Oshimoto, Takehiko 1 24 6 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 27.000
Hidaka, Ryo 1/3 22 6 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 81.000
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 2/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 155 43 39 14 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 9 8

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-5, 2 RBI 1: F4, 3: G5, 4: 2B, 6: 2B, 8: SO
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F5, 3: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G4, 8: 1B
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-4, 1 R 1: E4, 3: G1, 5: F8, 6: L6, 8: BB
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-3 1: G6, 3: BB, 5: G4, 7: 1B
PR-LF Suzuki, Takahiro 1-for-1, 2 R 7: (SB), 8: 1B
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F5, 3: F8, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 8: fc3
PR-RF Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-0
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 3-for-5, 1 R, 5 RBI 2: G6, 4: F7, 5: 1B, 7: HR, 8: 1B
(3B) Ryal, Rusty 1-for-5, 1 R 2: SO, 4: 1B, 5: G4, 7: F4, 8: DP
(C) Tsuruoka, Kazunari 2-for-4, 2 R 3: 1B, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 7: G6
(P) Tono, Shun 1-for-2 3: E1, 4: 1B, 6: S2
P Takagi, Yasunari 0-for-0
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 7: SO
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
P Romero, Levi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tono, Shun, W 6 2/3 107 26 23 4 0 6 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 2.700
Takagi, Yasunari, H 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kubo, Yuya 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Romero, Levi 1 14 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 135 33 30 4 0 8 1 1 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Tsuruoka hits a single to right. Tono reaches on an E1, runners on first and second. Sakamoto fails to advance the runners properly on a sac bunt, runners on first and third. Wakiya hits an RBI single, runners on first and second. Ogasawara grounds out to the pitcher, runners on second and third. Ramirez walks, bases loaded. Takahashi flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Chono flies out to left. Ryal hits a single to right. Tsuruoka flies out to center. Tono hits a single, runners on first and second. Sakamoto hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Wakiya strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Defensive change: Kawabata takes over at short for K. Kawashima
Tsuruoka hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt. Sakamoto hits an RBI double. Wakiya grounds out to second, runner on third. Ogasawara lines out to short.

Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Hamanaka hits a single to center. Whitesell strikes out swinging. Aikawa flies out to left. Balentien hits a double, runners on second and third. Miyamoto hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Kawabata hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Yuichi enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Ishikawa.
Pitching change: Takagi in for Tono
Hatakeyama, pinch-hitting for Yuichi, flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Oshimoto on the mound for Yakult
Ramirez hits a single to center and is replaced by a pinch-runner Suzuki. Suzuki steals second. Takahashi hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Chono hits a 3-run homer to left. Ryal flies out to second. Tsuruoka grounds out to short. Tani, pinch-hitting for Takagi, strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Hidaka replaces Oshimoto on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto strikes out swinging. Wakiya hits a single to left. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and second. Suzuki hits a single to right, bases loaded. Takahashi hits into a fielder's choice, a run crosses the plate, bases remain loaded. Konta enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takahashi. Chono hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Hashimoto in for Hidaka
Ryal grounds into a 4-6-3 double play.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 5th
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Ogasawara flies out to center. Ramirez grounds out to second. Takahashi walks. Chono hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Ryal grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
K. Kawashima gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Aoki lines out to third. Tanaka strikes out looking.

Notes

Yakult: This was Ishikawa's 6th opening day start (4th in a row). ... Kawashima was removed from the game after he was hit by a pitch on his right hand in the 6th (he was actually removed on defense in the bottom of the 6th).

Yomiuri: This is the first time the Giants had to start their season at a neutral stadium since the franchise rule was established in 1952. ... Tatsunori Hara made a brief speech before the game. ... Tono carried a no hitter into the 7th inning, but gave up a single to the first batter he face in the 7th. ... Sakamoto collected his first career opening day hit in the 4th.