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Yomiuri Giants 1 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 (April 26, 2011)

by on Apr.26, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Shizuoka Kusanagi Baseball Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Shun Tono (YOM) 1-0, 2.63 - Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 1-1, 3.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Yakult 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 X 7 11 0

Attendance: 13365 | Yomiuri leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 3:06

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HR, 3: F8, 6: G6, 8: F8
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-4 1: G3, 4: SO, 6: G3, 8: G6
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-3 1: F6, 4: G1, 6: BB, 9: f2
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 2-for-4 1: F9, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 9: 1B
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-1 2: SO
RF Kamei, Yoshiyuki 1-for-3 5: SO, 6: G4, 9: 1B
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-1 2: G6
CF Suzuki, Takahiro 1-for-3 5: 2B, 7: G4, 9: SO
(3B) Ryal, Rusty 0-for-4 2: F8, 5: F7, 7: SO, 9: G4
(C) Tsuruoka, Kazunari 0-for-2 3: G5, 5: IBB, 7: G1
C Sanematsu, Kazunari 0-for-0
(P) Tono, Shun 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G4
P Kaneto, Norihito 0-for-0
PH Tanaka, Daijiro 0-for-1 8: F7
P Albaladejo, Jonathan 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tono, Shun, L 6 2/3 117 29 26 8 0 8 2 0 1 0 0 6 4 3.541
Kaneto, Norihito 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.000
Albaladejo, Jonathan 1 28 7 6 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.000
8 149 37 33 11 0 10 3 0 1 1 0 7 5

Yakult

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-3 1: F8, 3: SO, 6: G5
CF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-1, 1 R 7: BB, 8: G3
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 3-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI 1: G4, 4: 2B, 6: 2B, 7: 1B
(LF) Matsumoto, Yuichi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G4, 4: G3, 6: 1B, 7: G1
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-3B Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-0, 1 R
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G4, 4: 2B, 6: DP, 8: SO
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: f2, 8: SO
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-4, 1 R 3: F8, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 8: 1B
PR Nakamura, Yuhei 0-for-0
P Barnette, Tony 0-for-0
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: BB, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 8: 1B
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 0-for-1 3: S1, 5: G5
PH Whitesell, Josh 0-for-1 7: SO
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
PH-1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-0 8: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori, W 7 99 26 24 3 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.368
Matsuoka, Kenichi 1 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
Barnette, Tony 1 20 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 127 34 32 5 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto hits a solo homer to left-center. Wakiya grounds out to first. Ogasawara flies out to short. Ramirez flies out to right.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Suzuki takes over in center.
Tanaka hits a double to left. Yuichi grounds out to first, runner on third. Hatakeyama strikes out looking. Aikawa hits an RBI double to right, runner on second.
Defensive changes: Kamei takes over in right.
Balentien strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki grounds out to third. Tanaka hits a double to left. Yuichi hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Hatakeyama hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Aikawa hits into  a 4-6-3 double play.

Bottom of the 7th - 4 runs, 3 hits
Tono on the mound for Yakult
Balentien fouls out to the catcher. Miyamoto hits a single to left. Kawabata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Whitesell, pinch-hitting for Ishikawa, strikes out swinging. Fukuchi walks, bases loaded. Tanaka hits a 2-run single to center and a third run scores on a fielding error (E9), Tanaka to second.
Pitching change: Kaneto in for Tono.
A run scores on a wild pitch. Yuichi grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Albaladejo on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Sanematsu is the new catcher.
Hatakeyama hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Onizaki. Aikawa strikes out swinging. Balentien strikes out swinging. Miyamoto hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nakamura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Miyamoto. Kawabata hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Matsuoka, walks, bases loaded. Fukuchi grounds out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Miyamoto flies out to center. Kawabata walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Aoki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Kamei strikes out looking. Suzuki hits a double to left.  Ryal flies out to left. Tsuruoka gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Tono grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto grounds out to short. Wakiya grounds out to first. Ogasawara walks. Ramirez hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kamei grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th
Barnette on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Onizaki takes over at third; Takeuchi takes over at first.
Ogasawara fouls out to the catcher. Ramirez hits a single to center. Kamei hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Suzuki strikes out swinging. Ryal grounds out to second.

Notes

18-year-old Haruna Kawashima threw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Kawashima is an upcoming soccer talent (she's on the Women's Under-19 National team) and is currently taking refuge at a sports center in Gotenba, Shizuoka.

Yomiuri: Sakamoto recorded his 10th lead-off homer of his career. ... Injuries: Chono left the game due to tightness in his lower back while Takahashi was taken out crashing into the wall in the 4th while trying to catch a fly ball off the bat of Aikawa.

Yakult: The Swallows are in the middle of a 7-game winning streak. ... Aoki started feeling discomfort in his left hamstring after he grounded out to third in the 6th inning and was replaced on defense in the 7th.