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Orix Buffaloes 4 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 (May 25, 2011)

by on May.25, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Alfredo Figaro (ORI) 2-2, 1.95 - Hitoshi Yamamoto (YAK) 1-2, 2.81

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

Attendance: 12694 | Orix leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 2:44

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 4-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: G6, 5: 3B, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
(2B) Kajimoto, Yusuke 0-for-3 1: G3 (CS), 3: SO, 5: F8, 8: S2
3B Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-1 9: G5
(RF) Taguchi, So 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: G6, 6: L4, 8: 1B
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: F7, 6: SO, 8: 1B
PR-LF Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0 8: (BrO)
(3B) Hessman, Mike 1-for-3 1: BB, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: SO
2B Kaneko, Keisuke 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-3 1: BB, 4: G3, 6: F3, 8: E3
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: f3, 7: SO, 9: SO
(C) Ito, Hikaru 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G5, 5: F9, 7: SO, 9: HR
(P) Figaro, Alfredo 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO
P Hirano, Yoshihisa 0-for-0
PH Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-1 9: G6
P Kishida, Mamoru 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Figaro, Alfredo, W 7 2/3 96 27 25 2 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.800
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1/3 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.038
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 8 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.688
9 112 32 30 3 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 1

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-4 1: F7, 4: F7, 6: G6, 8: 1B
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: f2, 6: 1B, 8: F4
(LF) Guiel, Aaron 0-for-3 1: F6, 4: BB, 6: G4, 9: G3
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G6, 7: F7, 9: SO
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-4 2: F7, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-3 2: G6, 5: G3, 7: F4
(C) Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-3 3: G6, 5: G6, 8: F4
(SS) Morioka, Ryosuke 0-for-2 3: SO, 6: G6, 8: BB
(P) Yamamoto, Hitoshi 0-for-1 3: F9
PH Whitesell, Josh 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 6: HR
P Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 0-for-0
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0
PH Ueda, Tsuyoshi 0-for-1 8: SO
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Hitoshi 6 103 24 20 3 0 5 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 2.455
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka, L 1 1/3 23 6 5 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0.964
Kyuko, Kentaro 2/3 9 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.176
Matsui, Kosuke 1 19 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.320
9 154 38 33 8 1 10 4 0 1 1 0 4 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Sakaguchi hits an infield single. Y. Kajimoto grounds out to first, runner on first. Y. Kajimoto gets caught trying to steal second. Taguchi walks. Lee walks, runners on first and second. Hessman walks, bases loaded. Runners advance on wild pitch, one run scores, runners on second and third. T-Okada walks, bases loaded. Obiki strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Morioka grounds out to short. Whitesell, pinch-hitting for H. Yamamoto, hits a solo homer to left. Aoki grounds out to short. Tanaka hits a single to center, runner on first. Guiel grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th - 2 run, 3 hits
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Sakaguchi hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Y. Kajimoto. Taguchi hits an RBI single to right and advances to second on the throw.
Pitching change: Kyuko in for Hashimoto.
Runner advances to third on a passed ball. Lee hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Moriyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Lee. Hessman strikes out looking. T-Okada reaches on a fielding error (E3) and Moriyama gets thrown out trying to score.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
K. Matsui on the mound for Yakult
Obiki strikes out swinging. Ito hits a solo homer to left. Hidaka, pinch-hitting for Hirano, grounds out to short. Sakaguchi hits an infield single. Yamasaki grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 5th
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Ito flies out to right. Figaro strikes out looking. Sakaguchi hits a triple to right. Y. Kajimoto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 8th
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: K. Yamasaki takes over at third; K. Kaneko takes over at second; Moriyama takes over in left; T-Okada moves from left to first.
Kawamoto flies out to second. Morioka walks. Ueda, pinch-hitting for Kyuko, strikes out looking.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Figaro.
Aoki hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Tanaka flies out to second.

Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes recorded their first 3-game winning streak of the season. ... Ito's homer in the 9th was the first of his pro career.

Yakult: The Swallows are 0-5-1 since their last victory on 5/17 (vs Nippon Ham).