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Yomiuri Giants 3 – Hanshin Tigers 1 (April 21, 2011)

by on Apr.21, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hirokazu Sawamura (YOM) 0-0, 0.00 - Minoru Iwata (HAN) 0-1, 3.86

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

Attendance: 41713 | Yomiuri leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 3:05

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd, 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-5, 1 R 1: SO, 3: 1B, 6: G6, 7: 2B, 9: F8
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-5, 1 R 1: SO, 3: F9, 6: 1B, 7: G6, 9: F8
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-4 1: G3, 4: SO, 6: BB, 8: G4, 9: F4
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-3, 2 RBI 2: G1, 4: E5, 6: 1B, 8: BB
PR-LF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0, 1 R
(RF) Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: DP, 6: G5
PH-RF Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-0 8: BB
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 5: F4, 6: IBB, 8: 2B
(3B) Ryal, Rusty 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: G6, 6: SO
PH-3B Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0 8: IBB
(C) Kato, Ken 0-for-2 3: BB, 5: G5, 7: SO
PH Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-1 8: F6
C Tsuruoka, Kazunari 0-for-0
(P) Sawamura, Hirokazu 0-for-2 3: G1 (BrO), 6: BB, 7: F9
PH Tanaka, Daijiro 0-for-1 8: G3
P Takagi, Yasunari 0-for-0
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
Sawamura, Hirokazu, W 7 107 29 26 6 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0.659
Takagi, Yasunari, H 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kubo, Yuya, H 2/3 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.929
Romero, Levi, S 1 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.600
9 128 35 32 6 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 1 1

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 0-for-4 1: G6, 2: F4, 5: G6, 7: F8
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 2-for-4 1: F7, 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: G6
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: G6
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G5
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: SO, 6: 2B, 8: G5
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-4 1: F5, 4: SO, 6: F3, 9: L4
(C) Jojima, Kenji 0-for-3 2: BB, 4: f2, 6: SO, 9: F6
(CF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-3 2: F6, 4: G5, 6: G4
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 9: G4
(P) Iwata, Minoru 0-for-1 2: S1, 5: SO
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-1 7: f5
P Kojima, Tatsuya 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwata, Minoru, L 6 101 25 21 4 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.462
Enokida, Daiki 1 17 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kojima, Tatsuya 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Watanabe, Ryo 1 2/3 36 9 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.250
9 158 39 32 6 0 6 7 0 0 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Sawamura walks. Sakamoto grounds out to short, runner on first. Wakiya hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ogasawara walks, bases loaded. Ramirez hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second. Tani grounds out to third, runners on second and third. Chono gets and intentional walk, bases loaded. Ryal strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Arai hits a single to center. Brazell hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Kanemoto flies out to first. Jojima strikes out swinging. Shunsuke grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kojima on the mound for Hanshin
Ogasawara grounds out to second.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Kojima.
Ramirez walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Suzuki. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Tani, walks, runners on first and second. Chono hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Kamei, pinch-hitting for Ryal, gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Konta, pinch-hitting for Kato, flies out to short. D. Tanaka, pinch-hitting for Sawamura, grounds out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton grounds out to short. Hirano flies out to left. Toritani hits a single to center. Arai hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Brazell walks, bases loaded. Kanemoto flies out to third.

Bottom of the 2nd
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Jojima walks. Shunsuke flies out to short. Iwata hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Murton flies out to second.

Top of the 3rd
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Kato walks. Sawamura fails to advance the runner on sac bunt, runner on first. Sakamoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Wakiya flies out to right and Sawamura gets doubled off second.

Bottom of the 3rd
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Hirano hits a double to center. Toritani grounds out to short, runner on third. Arai strikes out swinging. Brazell strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Enokida on the mound for Hanshin
Kato strikes out swinging. Sawamura flies out to right. Sakamoto hits a double to right. Wakiya grounds out to short.

Notes

Yomiuri: Sawamura tossed a season high 7 innings for his first career victory.  It's also the first time a rookie Giant won his first start at Koshien Stadium since Hisanori Takahashi in 2000.

3 comments on “Yomiuri Giants 3 – Hanshin Tigers 1 (April 21, 2011)

  1. EJH

    What are you talking about? There is no karma in Japanese baseball. The league is set up for the Giants to win. Fans of other teams should be glad the Yomiuri management is often too incompetent to win even with all their advantages.

  2. Eric Lord

    Heh, no karma in this one, anyway. Just got shut down by a stud pitcher. Iwata threw well, hard luck on the loss (again). Whatcha gonna do.

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