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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 – Hanshin Tigers 2 (May 1, 2011)

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

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00
Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 0-0, 3.86 - Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (HAN) 0-1, 1.29

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

Attendance: 46866 | Hanshin leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 3:29

Yakult

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: G3, 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: L6, 8: L1
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-4 1: BB, 2: 1B, 5: G5, 7: G3, 9: G4
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 2: F7, 5: 1B, 7: BB
PR-LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-1, 1 R 7: (SB), 9: SO
(LF-1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: DP, 3: 1B, 5: L6, 7: 1B, 9: G4
P Barnette, Tony 0-for-0
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 2-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI 2: HR, 3: F9, 5: BB, 7: HR
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 7: G4
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-4 2: 1B, 3: F5, 5: F9, 7: G6
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: F6, 6: f2, 8: SO
(P) Muranaka, Kyohei 0-for-0
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-2 2: G2, 4: G5
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0
PH Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-1 6: SO
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
PH Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-1 8: SO
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Muranaka, Kyohei 2/3 14 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.696
Matsui, Kosuke, W 3 2/3 61 15 14 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1.929
Kyuko, Kentaro, H 2/3 11 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
Oshimoto, Takehiko, H 2 28 6 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
Matsuoka, Kenichi 1 11 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.250
Barnette, Tony 1 19 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 144 34 32 7 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 2

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 6th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 2-for-4 1: G4, 3: F7, 5: 1B, 8: 1B
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-3 1: G4, 3: BB, 5: f6, 8: F7
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 3: G1, 5: G4, 8: DP
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: HR, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 9: F9
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4 1: F7, 4: G3, 6: SO, 9: F9
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 2-for-4 2: F5, 4: 1B, 6: DP, 9: 2B
PR Arai, Ryota 0-for-0
(C) Jojima, Kenji 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: G4, 7: G5, 9: F2
(CF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-3 2: G6, 5: G5, 7: F9
(P) Standridge, Jason 0-for-1 3: SO
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 1-for-1 5: 1B
P Kojima, Tatsuya 0-for-0
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 7: G5
P Enokida, Daiki 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
Standridge, Jason, L 5 98 25 22 8 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.500
Kojima, Tatsuya 1 1/3 34 5 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.800
Fukuhara, Shinobu 2/3 20 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5.063
Enokida, Daiki 1 20 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.286
Watanabe, Ryo 1 15 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.500
9 187 40 36 10 2 6 4 0 0 0 0 6 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Murton grounds out to second. Hirano grounds out to second. Toritani walks.
Pitching change: K. Matsui in for Muranaka.
Arai hits a 2-run homer to right-center. Brazell flies out to left.

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 5 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Balentien hits a solo homer to right-center. Miyamoto strikes out swinging. Aikawa hits a single to center. Kawabata hits a single to center, runners on first and second. K. Matsui fails to advance runners on sac bunt, runners on first and second. Aoki hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Tanaka hits a single to right, bases loaded. Whitesell flies out to left.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Tanaka grounds out to third. Whitesell hits a single to center. Hatakeyama lines out to short. Balentien walks, runners on first and second. Miyamoto hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Aikawa flies out to right.

Top of the 7th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Kojima on the mound for Hanshin
Tanaka grounds out to first. Whitesell walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Fukuchi.
Pitching change: Fukuhara in for Kojima.
Fukuchi steals second. Hatakeyama hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Balentien hits a 2-run homer to right. Miyamoto grounds out to second. Aikawa grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Aoki grounds out to first. Tanaka walks. Whitesell walks, runners on first and second. Hatakeyama hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 3rd
K. Matsui on the mound for Yakult
Standridge strikes out looking. Murton flies out to left. Hirano walks and advances to second on a wild pitch. Toritani grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 5th
K. Matsui on the mound for Yakult
Shunsuke grounds out to third. Lin, pinch-hitting for Standridge, hits a single to right.
Pitching change: Kyuko in for K. Matsui.
Murton hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hirano fouls out to short. Toritani grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 9th
Barnette on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Takeuchi takes over at first.
Arai flies out to right. Brazell flies out to right. Kanemoto hits a double to center and gets replaced by a pinch-runner R. Arai. Jojima flies out to the catcher.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows became the first team in the CL to win 10 games this season. ... Muranaka left in the middle of the first due to pain in his right flank. ... K. Matsui called time in the middle of the 5th after his leg started cramping up. ... This is the second time this season that Balentien has hit 2 homers in a game. ... K. Matsui picked up his 6th career victory and first since 6/23/2008 (vs Orix).

Hanshin: T. Arai has now hit a homer in two straight games.