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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 – Yomiuri Giants 3 (April 13, 2011)

by on Apr.13, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Kitakyushu Municipal Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yoshinori Sato (YAK) - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM)

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

Attendance: 14600 | Yomiuri leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 3:05

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4 1: G6, 3: G1, 5: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: BB
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 3-for-5 1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: G5
(LF) Hamanaka, Osamu 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: F5, 5: G5, 8: F8
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: F8
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-3 2: G6, 4: G5, 6: 1B
C Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-0 8: BB
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-3 2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: DP, 8: f5
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F8, 7: F7, 9: 1B
PR Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-0
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-4 2: G5, 5: SO, 7: G4, 9: G3
(P) Sato, Yoshinori 0-for-2 3: G1, 5: G4
PH Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-1 7: G5
P Barnette, Tony 0-for-0
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
PH Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-1 9: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sato, Yoshinori, L 6 106 26 25 7 2 10 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 3.000
Barnette, Tony 1 16 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Oshimoto, Takehiko 1 21 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.500
8 143 35 33 9 2 12 2 0 0 0 0 3 2

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-4 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: 1B (BrO), 7: F6
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: F8, 5: 振逃, 7: BB
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: 2B, 7: 1B
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: HR, 5: SO, 7: G1
LF Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-0
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: HR, 6: BB (BrO), 8: SO
C Tsuruoka, Kazunari 0-for-0
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4 2: E4, 4: F9, 6: 2B, 8: F8
(3B) Ryal, Rusty 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: 2B
(C) Kato, Ken 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: G6, 6: F9
PH-RF Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-1 8: G4
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-3 3: G1, 5: F7, 7: SO
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, W 7 2/3 116 31 30 8 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kubo, Yuya, H 1/3 7 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, S 1 19 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.000
9 142 38 35 9 0 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Ramirez hits a solo homer. Takahashi hits a solo homer. Chono flies out to right. Ryal strikes out looking. Kato grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Utsumi flies out to left. Sakamoto hits a single to left and gets thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double. Wakiya reaches on a dropped third strike. Ogasawara hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Ramirez strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto strikes out looking. Wakiya hits a double. Ogasawara strikes out swinging. Ramirez strikes out swinging.

Top of the 2nd
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Whitesell strikes out looking. Aikawa grounds out to short. Balentien walks. Miyamoto hits single to left, runners on first and second. Kawabata grounds out to third.

Top of the 5th
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Kawabata strikes out swinging. Yoshinori grounds out to second. Aoki hits a single to left. Tanaka hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hamanaka grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 6th
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Takahashi walks. Chono hits a double, runners on second and third. Ryal grounds out to short. Kato flies out to right and Takahashi is doubled off third.

Bottom of the 7th
Barnette on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Kawamoto is the new catcher
Utsumi strikes out looking. Sakamoto flies out to short. Wakiya walks. Ogasawara hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ramirez grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 8th
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Konta takes over in left
Aoki hits a single to left. Tanaka hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hamanaka flies out to center. Whitesell flies out to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Utsumi
Kawamoto walks, bases loaded. Balentien fouls out to third.

Bottom of the 8th
Oshimoto on the mound for Yakult
Takahashi strikes out looking. Chono flies out to center. Ryal hits a double. Kamei, pinch-hitting for Kato, grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Tsuruoka is the new catcher; Kamei takes over in right
Miyamoto hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Onizaki. Kawabata grounds out to first, runner on second. Hatakeyama, pinch-hitting for Oshimoto, flies out to center. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Aoki walks, runners on first and third. Tanaka grounds out to third.

Notes

Yakult: Aikawa was removed from the game on defense in the 7th when he accidentally poked himself in the left eye with his catcher's mask in the 6th.

Yomiuri: This is the first time the Giants played in Kitakyushu since 1991.  This is also the first time the Giants opened the season with consecutive wins since 1998. ... After hitting a homer in the 4th, Ramirez signed "We are on" and then did his usual jig.