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Hanshin Tigers 1 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 5 (April 28, 2011)

by on Apr.28, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Hiroshima Toyo Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Minoru Iwata (HAN) 0-2, 3.46 - Bryan Bullington (HIR) 2-0, 3.21

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

Attendance: 19799 | Hiroshima leads series, 3-2-0 | Time: 3:07

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: F9, 5: F4, 8: SO
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-2 1: S1, 3: BB, 6: F4, 8: F7
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: F7, 8: 1B (SB)
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-4 1: DP, 4: G4, 6: F8, 8: SO
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4 2: F8, 4: G4, 7: L3, 9: G6
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-4 2: G3, 4: F9, 7: G3, 9: SO
(C) Jojima, Kenji 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F7, 5: 1B, 7: HR, 9: 1B
(CF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-4 3: G6, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: G6
(P) Iwata, Minoru 1-for-2 3: 1B, 5: F1
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 7: G5
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwata, Minoru, L 6 110 31 25 9 0 5 4 0 2 1 0 3 3 3.789
Watanabe, Ryo 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.800
Kubota, Tomoyuki 1 24 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 8.438
8 145 39 30 10 0 6 5 0 2 1 0 5 5

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Soyogi, Eishin 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G5, 2: G4, 4: SO, 6: BB, 8: S9
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G1, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: S9
(CF-RF) Hirose, Jun 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: BB, 5: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G5
P Sarfate, Dennis 0-for-0
(LF-RF) Iwamoto, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: G4, 6: SO
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 1-for-4 1: f2, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: G5
(3B) Kokubo, Tetsuya 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: 2B, 5: G6, 7: SO
(RF) Imamura, Takeru 0-for-0
RF Io, Takamitsu 1-for-3 2: G4, 3: G4, 6: 1B
PR-CF Maru, Yoshihiro 0-for-1, 1 R 7: G4
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 3-for-3, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: BB
(P) Shinoda, Jumpei 0-for-1 2: SO, 4: S1, 6: S3
P Schultz, Mike 0-for-0
PH-LF Amaya, Soichiro 1-for-1, 1 R 8: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shinoda, Jumpei, W 7 98 27 24 5 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0.783
Schultz, Mike, H 1 19 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Sarfate, Dennis 1 18 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.154
9 135 35 32 7 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Soyogi grounds out to third. Higashide hits a single to center. Hirose walks, runners on first and second. Iwamoto hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Kurihara fouls out to the catcher. Kokubo flies out to center.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Higashide grounds out to the pitcher. Hirose walks and advances to second on a wild pitch. Iwamoto walks, runners on first and second. Kurihara grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Kokubo hits an RBI double to center, runners on second and third. Io grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Io hits a single to right and gets replaced by pinch-runner Maru.  Ishihara hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Shinoda hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Soyogi walks, bases loaded. Higashide strikes out swinging. Hirose hits an RBI infield single, base remain loaded. Iwamoto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Shinoda on the mound for Hiroshima
Defensive changes: Hirose moves from center to right; Maru takes over in center.
Brazell lines out to first. Kanemoto grounds out to first. Jojima hits a solo to left. Shunsuke hits a single to center. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Iwata, grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Kubota on the mound for Hanshin
Ishihara walks. Amaya, pinch-hitting for Schultz, hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Soyogi hits a sac fly to right, runner on third. Higashide hits a sac fly to right. Hirose grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Shinoda on the mound for Hiroshima
Defensive changes: Io takes over in right.
Murton walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Toritani hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Arai hits into a 4-6-3 double play.

Bottom of the 2nd
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Io grounds out to second. Ishihara hits a double to left. Shinoda strikes out swinging. Soyogi grounds out to second.

Top of the 3rd
Shinoda on the mound for Hiroshima
Shunsuke grounds out to short. Iwata hits a single to right and advances to second on a wild pitch. Murton flies out to right. Hirano walks, runners on first and second. Toritani strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 4th
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Ishihara hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shinoda. Soyogi strikes out swinging. Higashide grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th
Schultz on the mound for Hiroshima
Murton strikes out swinging. Hirano flies out to left. Toritani hits a single to center and steals second. Arai strikes out looking.

Notes

Questionable call by the umps: in the 6th inning with runner on first and no out, Ishihara popped up a sac bunt attempt that landed foul.  But what the home plate ump didn't see was the bat hitting the ball twice: once on the sac bunt attempt and a second time as the ball came down.  Akinobu Mayumi argued the call for about 5 minutes, but the original call stood.

Hanshin: The Tigers dropped their 3rd straight game in a row. ... Iwata started his third game of the season and is still in search for his first victory since 10/4/2009 (vs Chunichi at Koshien).

Hiroshima: They are now 8-4-2 this month.  Regardless of how the Carp fair over their last two games this month, they're guaranteed a winning April. ... This was Iwamoto's first pro game as a clean-hitter.