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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 – Yokohama Bay Stars 3 (May 15, 2011)

by on May.15, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 14:00
Potential Starters: Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi (YAK) 1-1, 3.81 - Yota Kosugi (YOK) 0-1, 5.79

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

Attendance: 16851 | Yakult leads series, 4-1-1 | Time: 2:59

Yakult

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: BB, 2: 2B, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: G1
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-4 1: 1B, 2: G5, 5: SO, 7: S1, 9: G1
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-4 1: DP, 2: SO, 5: F7, 7: SO
1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-0
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-2 1: BB, 3: F8, 6: 1B
PR-LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-1, 1 R 7: G6
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: 1B, 8: 2B
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: F8, 6: 1B, 8: S2
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: F7, 6: S1, 8: G5
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: L4, 6: S8, 8: SO
(P) Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 0-for-2 2: S3, 4: L4, 6: SO
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
P Barnette, Tony 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-1 9: F7
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, W 6 90 25 25 7 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3.938
Oshimoto, Takehiko, H 1 19 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
Barnette, Tony, H 1 18 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.421
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 15 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.459
9 142 35 34 7 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 3 3

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: G4, 5: F9, 7: SO
(CF) Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: G3, 5: 1B, 8: G3
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: SO
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-4 2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 8: F8
(1B) Harper, Brett 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: F6, 6: 1B, 9: SO
(RF) Yoshimura, Yuki 0-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: G1, 6: G6, 9: BB
(2B) Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-0
2B Fujita, Kazuya 2-for-4, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: G4, 9: F6
(C) Hosoyamada, Takeshi 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: F8
PH Ide, Shotaro 0-for-1 7: F8
P Sanada, Hiroki 0-for-0
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0
PH Naito, Yuta 0-for-1 9: G4
(P) Makka, Takayuki 0-for-0
P Ota, Atori 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G6
P Shinohara, Takayuki 0-for-0
PH Morimoto, Hichori 0-for-1 7: SO
C Niinuma, Shinji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Makka, Takayuki 2 44 12 8 4 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 3 3 3.682
Ota, Atori, L 3 1/3 41 13 12 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.842
Shinohara, Takayuki 1 2/3 30 6 4 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.931
Sanada, Hiroki 1 15 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.149
Ejiri, Shintaro 1 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.000
9 146 38 30 9 0 5 3 0 4 0 0 5 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Makka on the mound for Yokohama
Aoki walks. Tanaka hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Whitesell hits into a 3-6-1 double play, runner on third. Hatakeyama walks, runners on first and third. Balentien hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Miyamoto grounds out to second.

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Makka on the mound for Yokohama
Defensive changes: Fujita takes over at second.
Aikawa hits a double to left. Kawabata walks, runners on first and second. Masubuchi hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Aoki clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Tanaka grounds out to third. Whitesell strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Murata flies out to right. Harper hits a solo homer to right. Yoshimura strikes out looking. Fujita hits a single to center. Hosoyamada strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Sledge hits a single to left. Murata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Harper flies out to short. Yoshimura grounds out to the pitcher, runners on first and third. Fujita clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Hosoyamada flies out to center.

Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Atori on the mound for Yokohama
Hatakeyama hits a single to center and gets replaced by pinch-runner Fukuchi. Balentien hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Miyamoto hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Aikawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Shinohara in for Atori.
Kawabata hits a sac fly to center, runner on second. Masubuchi strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 7th
Shinohara on the mound for Yokohama
Aoki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Whitesell strikes out swinging. Fukuchi grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Sanada on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Niinuma is the new catcher.
Balentien hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Miyamoto. Aikawa grounds out to third. Kawabata strikes out swinging.

Notes

Injury: Watanabe suffered an injury while on defense in the top of the 1st and was replaced by Fujita on defense in the top of the 2nd.

Yakult: The Swallows are 8 games above 500 for the first time since 8/13/2009.  The Swallows have also won their last 4 games at Yokohama Stadium.  This was their third 3-game series sweep.

Yokohama: The Bay Stars have lost 4 in row.  They have also been swept three times so far this year. ... Atori dropped another game and is now 0-10 in 25 appearances.