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Yomiuri Giants 4 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (May 21, 2011)

by on May.21, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 14:00
Potential Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 4-1, 1.07 - Tomoya Yagi (HAM) 1-0, 2.45

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

Attendance: 42063 | Series tied, 1-1-0 | Time: 3:07

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(3B-1B) Ota, Taishi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: G6, 4: S9, 6: SO, 9: G3
3B Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-0
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 1-for-4, 1 R 1: S1, 3: 1B, 4: G5, 7: F7, 9: SO
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 7: SO
(DH) Ramirez, Alex 2-for-4, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: G5
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-3 1: F8, 3: SO, 5: F7, 8: HBP
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: F9, 5: F8, 8: G4 (CS)
(LF) Yano, Kenji 1-for-3 2: F8, 4: F8, 6: HBP (BrO), 8: 1B
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 1-for-1, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: S1
3B-1B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-1 8: G4
(CF) Suzuki, Takahiro 1-for-4 2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, W 6 85 25 23 6 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 3 3 1.723
Kubo, Yuya, H 1 1/3 13 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.298
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 1/3 19 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.857
Romero, Levi, S 1 1/3 15 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.348
9 132 36 33 7 1 8 1 1 0 1 0 3 3

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: f7, 7: G4
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: G1, 8: G6
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-3 1: HBP, 3: 1B, 6: G4, 8: F5
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: S7, 3: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: BB
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: F9, 6: SO, 8: 2B
PR-DH Iwadate, Manabu 0-for-0
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G5, 4: SO, 6: HR, 8: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: SO, 6: G4, 9: F8
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: G5, 7: G4
PH Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-1 9: SO
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-3 2: F9, 5: F4, 7: SO
PH Imanari, Ryota 0-for-1 9: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yagi, Tomoya, L 4 60 20 17 7 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 4 4 4.200
Tadano, Kazuhito 2 21 8 6 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0.000
Sakakibara, Ryo 1 13 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Miyanishi, Naoki 1 23 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
Tanimoto, Keisuke 1 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.459
9 129 38 32 9 0 5 1 2 2 2 1 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yagi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ota hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fujimura. Sakamoto hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Ramirez hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Abe flies out to center. Chono flies out to center.

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Tanaka hits a single to center. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Itoi gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Koyano hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. Nioka strikes out looking. Nakata grounds out to third.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Yagi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Fujimura hits an infield single and advances to second on a wild pitch. Sakamoto hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Ramirez drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on first. Abe strikes out swinging. Chono flies out to right.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yagi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yano flies out to center. S. Takahashi walks. Suzuki hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Ota hits a sac fly to right, runner on third. Fujimura grounds out out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Furuki takes over at third; Ota moves from third to first.
Itoi grounds out to second. Koyano hits an infield single and advances to second on a wild pitch. Nioka strikes out swinging. Nakata hits a 2-run homer to left. Inaba grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Tanaka grounds out to second. Yang (Yoh) flies out to center. Itoi hits a single to left. Koyano hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Nioka flies out to right.

Top of the 6th
Tadano on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yano gets hit by a pitch, moves up to second on a balk, and advances to third on a sac bunt by S. Takahashi. Suzuki hits a grounder to third and Yano gets thrown out running the bases, runner on second. Ota strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Miyanishi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Abe gets hit by a pitch. Chono grounds out to second, runner on first. Yano hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Furuki grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Chono gets thrown out trying to steal home (double steal attempt).

Bottom of the 8th
Kubo on the mound for Yomiuri
Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Kubo.
Itoi flies out to third. Koyano walks. Nioka hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Iwadate enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nioka.
Pitching change: Romero in for Yamaguchi.
Nakata strikes out swinging.

Notes

Yomiuri: The Giants recorded their first victory at Sapporo Dome since 6/11/2008.