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Hanshin Tigers 3 – Yomiuri Giants 4 (May 4, 2011)

by on May.04, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 14:00
Potential Starters: Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (HAN) 0-1, 1.29 - Shugo Fujii (YOM)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1x 4 9 0

Attendance: 45466 | Yomiuri leads series, 3-2-0 | Time: 2:58

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 2-for-4 1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: F8
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: S1, 5: F7, 8: SO
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: G3, 6: SO, 8: G2
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: F7, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: HR, 4: G4, 6: F8, 9: G6
1B Arai, Ryota 0-for-0
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: F6
LF Asai, Ryo 0-for-1 9: G1
(C) Jojima, Kenji 1-for-4 2: G1, 4: G6, 7: 1B (BrO), 9: SO
(CF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-3 2: f6, 5: F7, 7: 1B
(P) Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-1 7: f5
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi 5 75 21 19 5 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.895
Enokida, Daiki, H 1 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.125
Kubota, Tomoyuki, H 1 11 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.750
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 1 9 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.000
Watanabe, Ryo, L 0/3 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.000
Fujikawa, Kyuji 0/3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.286
8 110 35 32 9 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 4 4

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F6, 3: F4, 5: 1B, 8: 1B
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: G5, 5: SO, 8: S2
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-3 1: BB, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: G3
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F4, 4: L5, 6: G4, 8: 1B
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: DP, 6: G6, 8: F6
(RF) Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G6, 5: F8, 6: G1, 9: 2B
(3B) Ryal, Rusty 0-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: fc6
(C) Tsuruoka, Kazunari 1-for-2, 1 R 2: G5, 5: 1B
PH Hashimoto, Itaru 0-for-1 7: SO
C Sanematsu, Kazunari 1-for-1, 1 RBI 9: 1B
(P) Kaneto, Norihito 0-for-1 3: G6
PH Yano, Kenji 1-for-1 5: 1B
P Nishimura, Kentaro 0-for-0
PH Tanaka, Daijiro 0-for-1 7: G3
P Takagi, Yasunari 0-for-0
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneto, Norihito 5 61 20 19 5 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 2.793
Nishimura, Kentaro 2 42 8 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.724
Takagi, Yasunari 1 9 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.600
Ochi, Daisuke, W 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 123 34 33 8 1 8 0 0 1 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 3 hits
Kaneto on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton flies out to right. Hirano hits a single to left. Toritani hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Arai drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on second. Brazell hits a 2-run homer to right. Kanemoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Shimoyanagi on the mound or Hanshin
Tani flies out to center. Ryal walks. Tsuruoka hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Yano, pinch-hitting for Kaneto, hits an infield single, bases loaded. Sakamoto hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Wakiya strikes out swinging. Ogasawara strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
H. Kobayashi on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Wakiya. Ogasawara grounds out to first, runner on third. Ramirez hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. Chono flies out to short.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Tani hits a double. Ryal hits into a fielder's choice, everyone is safe, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Fujikawa in for Watanabe.
Defensive changes: R. Arai takes over at first.
Sanematsu hits a walk-off RBI single to left.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Shimoyanagi on the mound or Hanshin
Sakamoto flies out to short. Wakiya hits a single to right. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and second. Ramirez flies out to second, runners advance to second and third on error (E4). Chono strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd
Kaneto on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Toritani grounds out to first, runner on third. Arai flies out to left.

Notes

The Tigers lost a pop fly in the 1st inning (Ramirez hit the pop up with runners on first and second and 1 out; it end up being called an infield fly and Tatsunori Hara argued that it was called a little too early; Hirano was apparently given an error on the play) and the Giants almost lost a pop fly in foul territory in the 2nd inning (Ryal lost track of it and Sakamoto managed to track it down).  It isn't certain if the current lighting conditions played a part in players losing track of pop ups.

Hanshin: Brazell has now homered in two consecutive game.

Yomiuri: This was the Giants first walk-off victory of the year; and their first vs the Tigers since 8/1/2006. ... This was Kaneto's first start since 9/10/2008. ... Sanematsu's walk-off hit in the bottom of the 9th was also his first hit since 9/10/2008 (first as a Giant at Tokyo Dome); and first RBI since 6/24/2006. ... Ogasawara is now 1 hit away from 2,000.