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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 – Hanshin Tigers 6 (April 30, 2011)

by on Apr.30, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00
Potential Starters: Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi (YAK) 1-0, 2.02 - Randy Messenger (HAN) 0-0, 1.80

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

Attendance: 46893 | Hanshin leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 2:51

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 4th, 6th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: F8, 5: G3, 7: BB, 9: BB
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-4 1: S1, 3: G5, 5: G3, 7: SO, 9: SO
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: L3, 9: SO
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-2 1: SO, 4: HBP, 6: 1B, 7: BB
PR Miwa, Masayoshi 0-for-0
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0
P Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 0-for-0
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-4 1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: DP, 7: F9
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-2 2: L5, 4: F8, 6: BB (SB), 8: BB
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: DP, 6: 1B, 8: DP
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-4 2: F4, 5: G1, 6: F9, 8: G3
(P) Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 1-for-2 3: SO, 5: 1B
PH-LF Iihara, Yasushi 1-for-2 7: 1B, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, L 6 84 26 24 6 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 5 5 3.724
Kyuko, Kentaro 1/3 15 4 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 4.500
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 1 2/3 21 5 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 120 35 32 9 1 7 3 0 0 0 1 6 6

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 2: 1B, 4: G6, 7: BB
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: G4, 5: G4, 7: 1B
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 2: F7, 5: F7, 7: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: HR, 5: SO, 7: DP
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: G6, 6: G4
1B Arai, Ryota 0-for-1 8: G4
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 3: SO, 6: 2B
PR-LF Asai, Ryo 0-for-1 8: SO
(C) Jojima, Kenji 2-for-4, 3 RBI 1: 2B, 3: F9, 6: G4, 8: 2B
(CF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-4 1: G5, 4: F7, 6: G5, 8: SO
(P) Messenger, Randy 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: G6
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 7: SO
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, W 5 2/3 96 25 22 8 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 2.531
Enokida, Daiki, H 1 18 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.500
Kubota, Tomoyuki, H 1/3 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.941
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 1 9 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.250
Fukuhara, Shinobu 1 21 4 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.929
9 152 39 32 9 0 7 5 1 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Aoki hits a double to right. Tanaka hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Whitesell hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Hatakeyama strikes out swinging. Aikawa grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 3 hits
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Murton strikes out looking. Hirano hits a single to right. Toritani hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Arai walks, bases loaded. Brazell drives in a run with a grounder out to second, runners on second and third. Kanemoto walks, bases reloaded. Jojima clears the bases with a 3-run double to left, runner on second. Shunsuke grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Arai hits a solo homer to left. Brazell grounds out to short. Kanemoto strikes out swinging. Jojima flies out to right.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Whitesell hits a single  to right. Hatakeyama hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Aikawa hits into a 4-6-3 double play, runner on third. Balentien walks, runners on first and third. Balentien steals second, runners on second and third. Miyamoto hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Enokida in for Messenger.
Kawabata flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kyuko on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Iihara takes over in left.
Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Kubota, strikes out swinging. Murton walks. Hirano hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Runners advance on a balk and one run scores, runner on second. Toritani hits a single to left, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Hashimoto in for Kyuko.
Arai hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 4th
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Whitesell hits a single to left. Hatakeyama gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Aikawa hits a single to right, bases loaded. Balentien flies out to center. Miyamoto hits into a 1-2-3 double play.

Bottom of the 6th
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Brazell grounds out to second. Kanemoto hits a double to right and gets replaced by pinch-runner Asai. Jojima grounds out to second, runner on third. Shunsuke grounds out to third.

Top of the 7th
Enokida on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: R. Arai takes over at first; Asai takes over in left.
Iihara, pinch-hitting for Masubuchi, hits a single to left. Aoki walks, runners on first and second. Tanaka strikes out swinging. Whitesell lines out to first.
Pitching change: Kubota in for Enokida.
Hatakeyama walks, bases loaded. Miwa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hatakeyama. Aikawa flies out to right.

Bottom of the 8th
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Arai grounds out to second. Asai strikes out looking. Jojima hits a double to left. Shunsuke strikes out looking.

Notes

Yakult: Hatakeyama played left field for the first time this season.  He also had trouble tracking down Jojima's fly ball in the 1st with the bases loaded and 2 out.

Hanshin: Messenger topped out at 151km/h.  He also started on 13 days of rest.