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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (May 18, 2011)

by on May.18, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hitoshi Yamamoto (YAK) 1-1, 3.09 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 4-1, 2.63

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

Attendance: 23959 | Series tied, 1-1-0 | Time: 2:50

Yakult

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-4 1: F7, 3: G5, 5: G6, 8: F8
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-4 1: L6, 3: G4, 6: G3, 8: G1
(DH) Whitesell, Josh 2-for-4 1: 1B, 4: F8, 6: 2B, 9: SO
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4 1: F8, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 9: F8
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-4 2: G6, 4: 2B, 6: DP, 9: F3
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-2 2: HBP, 4: f3, 7: SO
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: G4, 7: SO
(SS) Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: G4, 7: SO
(LF) Miyade, Ryuji 1-for-3 3: G1, 5: 1B, 8: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Hitoshi, L 4 1/3 72 20 15 4 0 5 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 2.813
Kyuko, Kentaro 1 22 5 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.600
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 1 12 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.000
Kato, Mikinori 1 2/3 20 7 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 126 38 29 8 0 8 5 0 3 0 0 3 2

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 2-for-4 1: F7, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 6: L4, 8: 1B
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-3, 1 R 1: G5, 3: S1, 5: BB, 7: E6, 8: G6
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: 1B
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-3 2: F9, 3: F9, 5: F9, 7: S2
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 4: f2, 6: SO, 7: S8
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: BB, 7: SO
LF Murata, Kazuya 0-for-0
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-3 2: BB, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F4
(C) Ono, Shota 1-for-4 2: SO, 5: 2B, 6: f3, 8: G4
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 1-for-2, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: S1, 6: 1B, 8: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, W 8 127 29 28 5 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.204
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 137 32 31 5 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Koyano flies out to right. Inaba hits a double. Nakata hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Hoffpauir walks, runners on first and second. Ono strikes out swinging. Kaneko strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kyuko on the mound for Yakult
Inaba strikes out swinging. Nakata walks. Hoffpauir hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Hashimoto in for Kyuko.
Ono fouls out to first, runners on second and third. Kaneko hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Tanaka lines out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Yang (Yoh) reaches on a throwing error (E6). Itoi hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Koyano hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Kato in for Hashimoto.
Inaba hits a sac fly to center, runner on third. Nakata strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Tanaka hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Itoi strikes out swinging. Koyano flies out to right.

Top of the 4th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Whitesell flies out to center. Hatakeyama strikes out swinging. Balentien hits a double. Miyamoto fouls out to first.

Bottom of the 5th
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Ono hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Kaneko. Tanaka walks, runners on first and third. Yang (Yoh) walks, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Kyuko in for H. Yamamoto.
Itoi strikes out swinging. Koyano flies out to right.

Top of the 6th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Tanaka grounds out to first. Whitesell hits a double. Hatakeyama hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Balentien hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 8th
Kato on the mound for Yakult
Hoffpauir flies out to second. Ono grounds out to second. Kaneko walks. Tanaka hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows were shutout for the second time this season.

Nippon Ham: This was the Fighters 4th shutout victory of the season. ... Darvish is now 5-0 in 5 starts since dropping his first start of the season.  He also recorded his 80th career win. ... H. Takeda recorded his 10th save of the season and has now save 10 or more games 3 years in a row.