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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0 (April 22, 2011)

by on Apr.22, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Toyo Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hitoshi Yamamoto (YAK) - Ren Nakata (HIR)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 10 0
Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

Attendance: 12504 | Yakult leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:07

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 12, DPs in: 2nd, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-5, 1 R 1: F9, 3: F7, 5: G4, 7: SO, 9: G2
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 2-for-3 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: G4, 9: S2
(LF) Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-3 1: G3, 3: F8, 5: DP
PH-LF Hamanaka, Osamu 0-for-1 7: SO, 9: BB
1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-0
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: BB, 3: 1B, 6: HR, 8: G4, 9: G5
PR Miwa, Masayoshi 0-for-0, 1 R 9: (SB)
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-3, 1 R 1: F4, 3: SO, 6: G6, 8: BB, 9: BB
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-3, 2 RBI 2: BB, 4: G1, 6: G6, 8: BB, 9: 1B
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 3-for-5, 1 RBI 2: f4, 4: G1, 6: 2B, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
(C) Kawamoto, Ryohei 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: G5, 9: F8
(P) Yamamoto, Hitoshi 0-for-3 2: DP, 4: G6, 6: SO
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
PH-LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-0, 1 R 9: BB (SB)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Hitoshi, W 7 110 23 21 2 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Matsuoka, Kenichi, H 1 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.750
Lim, Chang-Yong 1 10 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.250
9 124 29 27 2 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 2, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Soyogi, Eishin 0-for-3 1: G6, 3: BB, 6: F8, 9: SO
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 1-for-4 1: 1B, 4: G6, 6: G4, 9: SO
(RF) Hirose, Jun 0-for-3 1: DP, 4: SO, 7: F7
(3B) Tracy, Chad 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: G4, 7: G6
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: G6, 7: SO
(LF) Iwamoto, Takahiro 1-for-3 2: 1B, 5: G4, 8: F9
(CF) Maru, Yoshihiro 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: BB, 8: F7
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: G5, 8: F8
(P) Imamura, Takeru 0-for-1 3: F4
PH Amaya, Soichiro 0-for-1 6: G3
P Iwami, Yuki 0-for-0
P Toyoda, Kiyoshi 0-for-0
P Schultz, Mike 0-for-0
P Ueno, Hirofumi 0-for-0
PH Nakahigashi, Naoki 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Imamura, Takeru, L 6 114 27 23 7 1 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 0.964
Iwami, Yuki 1 2/3 33 7 5 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Toyoda, Kiyoshi 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Schultz, Mike 2/3 26 8 4 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 0 0.000
Ueno, Hirofumi 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27.000
9 181 44 34 10 1 4 9 0 1 1 0 5 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Imamura on the mound for Hiroshima
Hatakeyama hits a solo homer to left-center. Balentien grounds out to short. Miyamoto grounds out to short. Kawabata hits a double to right. Kawamoto gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. H. Yamamoto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 4 runs, 2 hits
Schultz on the mound for Hiroshima
Fukuchi, pinch-hitting for Matsuoka, walks and steals second. Aoki fails on a sac bunt attempt and reaches on a throwing error (E5), runners on first and second. Tanaka hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Hamanaka gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Hatakeyama drives in a run with a ground out to third, runners on first and third. Miwa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hatakeyama.  Miwa steals second, runners on second and third. Balentien walks, bases loaded. Miyamoto hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and third. Kawabata hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Ueno in for Schultz.
Kawamoto flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Imamura on the mound for Hiroshima
Aoki flies out to right. Tanaka hits a single to right. Yuichi grounds out to second, runner on second. Hatakeyama walks, runners on first and second. Balentien flies out to second.

Top of the 2nd
Imamura on the mound for Hiroshima
Miyamoto walks. Kawabata fouls out to second. Kawamoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. H. Yamamoto hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Top of the 3rd
Imamura on the mound for Hiroshima
Aoki flies out to left. Tanaka hits an infield single. Yuichi flies out to center. Hatakeyama hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Balentien strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Iwami on the mound for Hiroshima
Hatakeyama grounds out to second. Balentien walks. Miyamoto walks, runners on first and second. Balentien gets picked off second, runner on first. Kawabata hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Toyoda in for Iwami.
Kawamoto grounds out to third.

Notes

High school singer Anna Ishii threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Yakult: The Swallows won their 5th in a row. ... H. Yamamoto picked up his first career victory.

Hiroshima: The Carp's 6-game winning streak comes to an end.