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Hanshin Tigers 4 – Yokohama Bay Stars 5 (May 7, 2011)

by on May.07, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 14:00
Potential Starters: Randy Messenger (HAN) 1-0, 2.53 - Kota Suda (YOK) 0-1, 8.00

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

Attendance: 21802 | Yokohama leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 3:10

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G5, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: G4
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: F7, 5: DP, 7: F4
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: 2B, 6: SO, 8: G5
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G4, 6: f5, 8: SO
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3 1: DP, 4: F8, 6: G4
LF Asai, Ryo 0-for-1 8: SO
(C) Jojima, Kenji 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F7, 4: HR, 7: F9, 9: G6
(CF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G6, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 9: L1
(P) Messenger, Randy 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: G1
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 7: F7
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 1-for-1 9: 1B
PR Maeda, Yamato 0-for-0 9: (SB)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy 6 82 25 23 7 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.700
Enokida, Daiki, H 1 18 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, L 1/3 20 5 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 3 5.226
Kubota, Tomoyuki 2/3 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.136
8 130 36 31 9 0 10 3 1 1 1 0 5 5

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 2-for-4, 1 R 1: G1, 3: 遊2, 5: G4, 7: 1B
(2B) Watanabe, Naoto 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: L6, 3: 1B, 5: 1B (CS), 7: SO
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 1-for-3, 2 R 1: G6, 3: SO, 6: 2B, 8: BB
P Yamaguchi, Shun 0-for-0
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 2-for-4 2: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: G4, 8: F6
(1B) Harper, Brett 1-for-2, 1 RBI 2: BB, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 8: BB
PR-LF Matsumoto, Keijiro 0-for-0, 1 R
(CF-RF) Yoshimura, Yuki 0-for-2, 1 R 2: S1, 4: SO, 6: F8, 8: HBP
(RF-1B) Naito, Yuta 1-for-4, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: F9, 8: 2B
(C) Hosoyamada, Takeshi 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: G5
PH Shimamura, Ikki 0-for-1 7: SO
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0
PH-CF Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 0-for-1 8: f5
(P) Suda, Kota 0-for-1 3: SO
PH Fujita, Kazuya 0-for-1 5: SO
P Shinohara, Takayuki 0-for-0
P Kaga, Shigeru 0-for-0
P Ohara, Shinji 0-for-0
PH-C Niinuma, Shinji 0-for-2 7: SO, 8: f3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Suda, Kota 5 86 21 19 6 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 7.071
Shinohara, Takayuki 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.350
Kaga, Shigeru 2/3 12 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.951
Ohara, Shinji 1/3 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9.000
Ejiri, Shintaro, W 1 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.643
Yamaguchi, Shun, S 1 11 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 138 37 35 10 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Suda on the mound for Yokohama
Murton hits a single to left. Hirano walks, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a passed ball. Toritani walks, bases loaded. Arai strikes out swinging. Brazell hits a 2-run single, runners on first and third. Kanemoto hits into a double play.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Suda strikes out swinging. Ishikawa hits a double to left. Watanabe hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Sledge strikes out swinging. Murata hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Harper grounds out to short.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Suda on the mound for Yokohama
Kanemoto flies out to center. Jojima hits a solo homer to left. Shunsuke grounds out to short. Messenger grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Asai takes over in left.
Sledge hits a double to center. Murata grounds out to second. Harper hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Yoshimura flies out to center. Naito flies out to right.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Jojima flies out to right. Shunsuke hits a bunt single. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Messenger, flies out to left. Murton hits a single to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: S. Ohara in for Kaga.
Murton steals second, runners on second and third. Hirano hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Toritanio flies out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 1 hit
H. Kobayashi on the mound for Hanshin
Sledge walks. Murata flies out to short. Harper walks, runners on first and second. Yoshimura gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Matsumoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Harper. Runners advance on a wild pitch, one run scores, runners on second and third. Naito clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second.
Pitching change: Kubota in for H. Kobayashi.
Kinjo, pinch-hitting for Ejiri, fouls out to third. Niinuma fouls out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Murata hits a single to center. Harper walks, runners on first and second. Yoshimura hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Naito strikes out swinging. Hosoyama strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd
Suda on the mound for Yokohama
Murton grounds out to third. Hirano hits a single to left. Toritani flies out to left. Arai hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Brazell grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yokohama
Defensive changes: Matsumoto takes over in left; Yoshimura moves from center to right; Naito moves from right to first; Kinjo takes over in center.
Jojima grounds out to short. Shunsuke lines out to the pitcher. Lin, pinch-hitting for Kubota, hits a single to right. Yamato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Lin and steals second. Murton grounds out to second.

Notes

Hanshin: Messenger topped out at 148km/h. ... Brazell has hit safely in 5 straight.

Yokohama: The Bay Stars have now won 2 games in a row and 3 straight vs Hanshin.

2 comments on “Hanshin Tigers 4 – Yokohama Bay Stars 5 (May 7, 2011)

  1. fordmo47

    Good afternoon Gen,

    This is Fordmo47 again, the Japanese baseball fan from the Philippines. NHK World showed this game from the the bottom of the 2nd inning.

    I hope everythings all right with your country and I know that Japan is on the the road to recovery from the events in March.

    It was another heart breaking loss for Messenger, who again left the game with Hanshin leading. The relievers again can not hold the lead for him like thet game I saw last September when Fujikawa blew the lead for him as Yakult beat Hanshin 3-2.

    1. Gen Post author

      Hi fordmo47. Nice to hear from you again.

      Glad you were able to see an exciting game (although perhaps not as exciting if you’re a Hanshin fan).

      The bullpen actually hasn’t been that bad — it’s just that both H. Kobayashi and Kubota are going through a tough stretch right now.

      There is one bright spot in the bullpen right now and that’s Enokida — he has managed to step up nicely.

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