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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 (May 21, 2011)

by on May.21, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 14:00
Potential Starters: Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 3-1, 1.87 - Takahiro Shiomi (RAK) 1-1, 1.69

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

Attendance: 17777 | Rakuten leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 3:01

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: G6, 5: L5, 8: G6, 9: BB
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: F8, 8: BB, 9: 1B
(DH) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-2 1: 2B, 3: BB, 5: G3, 8: BB
PR-DH Miwa, Masayoshi 0-for-1 9: G4
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: SO, 6: F4, 8: 1B
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-3 1: BB, 4: E5, 6: SO, 8: F9
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-4 1: F7, 4: F9, 6: F9, 8: G3
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: F7, 7: G5
PH Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-1 9: SO
C Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-0
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: BB, 7: G6, 9: G5
(LF) Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-3 2: F4, 4: G5, 7: F9
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-0 9: BB
PR-LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-0, 1 R 9: (SB)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori 7 2/3 96 31 25 4 1 4 2 2 2 0 0 2 2 1.960
Oshimoto, Takehiko, L 2/3 15 4 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.553
8 1/3 111 35 29 6 1 6 2 2 2 0 0 3 3

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3 1: BB, 2: G4, 5: G5, 8: SO
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-3 1: S1, 3: F9, 5: F7, 8: F7
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4 1: L6, 3: f2, 6: G4, 8: 1B
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HBP, 3: HR, 6: SO, 8: BB
PR-DH Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-0
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-3 1: F7, 3: G1, 6: F8
2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-1 8: SO
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-0 2: HBP
PR-LF Shiokawa, Tatsuya 1-for-3, 1 R 4: SO, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: F9, 7: F8, 9: 1B
(1B) Ohiro, Shoji 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: S1, 4: G5, 7: G4, 9: 2B
(C) Nakatani, Jin 0-for-3, 1 RBI 2: G4, 5: f3, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shiomi, Takahiro 7 1/3 119 30 25 2 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.500
Aoyama, Koji, H 2/3 13 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.803
Sanchez, Romulo 2/3 22 5 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.400
Speier, Ryan, W 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.600
9 156 39 32 4 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Nakamura gets hit by a pitch and is replaced by pinch-runner Shiokawa. Teppei hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Ohiro hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Nakatani drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on third. Hijirisawa grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Matsui flies out to right. Kusano fouls out to the catcher. Yamasaki hits a solo homer to right-center. Takasu grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Aoki grounds out to short. Tanaka walks. Whitesell walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Aoyama in for Shiomi.
Miwa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Whitesell. Hatakeyama hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Balentien flies out to right, runners on first and third. Miyamoto grounds out to first.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Sanchez on the mound for Rakuten
Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Aikawa, strikes out swinging. Kawabata grounds out to third. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Iihara, walks. Fukuchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yuichi. Fukuchi steals second. Aoki walks, runner on first and second. Tanaka hits an RBI single, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Speier in for Sanchez.
Miwa grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Oshimoto on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Kawamoto is the new catcher; Fukuchi takes over in left.
Shiokawa strikes out swinging. Teppei hits a single to right. Ohiro hits a walk-off RBI double to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Aoki grounds out to short. Tanaka hits a single to left. Whitesell hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Hatakeyama flies out to center. Balentien walks, bases loaded. Miyamoto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 1st
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Hijirisawa walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Matsui. Kusano lines out to short. Yamasaki gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Takasu flies out to left.

Top of the 4th
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Balentien reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Miyamoto flies out to right. Aikawa flies out to left. Kawabata walks, runners on first and second. Iihara grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Shiokawa hits a single to center. Teppei flies out to center. Ohiro grounds out to second, runner on second. Nakatani strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 8th
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Hijirisawa strikes out swinging. Matsui flies out to left. Kusano hits a single to right. Yamasaki walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Oshimoto in for Ishikawa.
Yokogawa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yamasaki. Uchimura strikes out looking.

Notes

Injury: Nakamura was taken out of the game after he was hit by a pitch near his right elbow in the 2nd inning.

Yakult: The Swallows suffered their first walk-off loss since 8/17/2010.

Rakuten: Ohiro's walk-off RBI in the bottom of the 9th was also his first pro RBI as well. ... Speier picked up his first NPB career victory.