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Yomiuri Giants 4 – Saitama Seibu Lions 1 (May 31, 2011)

by on May.31, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Saitama Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hirokazu Sawamura (YOM) 1-3, 2.47 - Kazuhisa Ishii (SEI) 2-1, 4.58

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

Attendance: 25354 | Yomiuri leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 2:41

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-2, 1 RBI 1: G5, 4: BB, 6: F8, 8: S8
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-3, 1 R 1: G4, 4: S1, 7: 振逃, 8: G3
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: F3, 4: f9, 7: HR, 9: 1B
(DH) Ramirez, Alex 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: G4, 7: G6, 9: SO
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F9, 5: SO, 7: F7, 9: 1B
(LF) Yano, Kenji 2-for-4 2: G1, 5: 1B, 7: F8, 9: 1B
(CF) Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-3, 1 R 3: F8, 5: DP, 8: HBP, 9: SO
(1B) Ota, Taishi 0-for-3 3: SO, 6: L3, 8: S1, 9: SO
(3B) Furuki, Shigeyuki 1-for-3 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sawamura, Hirokazu, W 9 130 32 31 4 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.237
9 130 32 31 4 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F9, 6: SO, 8: G5
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 1-for-4 1: G4, 4: G4, 6: 2B, 9: G4
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F7, 6: G5, 9: F9
(3B) Nakamura, Takeya 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: HR, 7: G6, 9: 1B
(DH) Fernandez, Jose 1-for-4 2: F4, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: SO
(1B) Asamura, Hideto 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: f9, 7: BB
(LF) Sakata, Ryo 0-for-3 3: F7, 5: G4, 7: F8
(C) Sumitani, Ginjiro 0-for-3 3: F8, 5: G3, 8: G5
(RF) Akiyama, Shogo 0-for-3 3: F7, 6: SO, 8: F4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishii, Kazuhisa, L 7 1/3 98 27 23 3 1 5 1 1 2 1 0 3 3 4.320
Hsu, Ming-Chieh 2/3 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.328
Graman, Alex 1 21 6 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4.821
9 129 35 30 6 1 8 1 1 2 2 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Nakamura hits a solo homer to left. Fernandez hits an infield single. Asamura fouls out to right. Sakata grounds out to second, runner on first. Ginjiro grounds out to first.

Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 1 hit
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Fujimura reaches on a dropped third strike. Chono hits a 2-run homer. Ramirez grounds out to short. Abe flies out to left. Yano flies out to center.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Suzuki gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ota. Furuki hits a single to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Ming-Chieh in for K. Ishii.
Sakamoto hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Fujimura grounds out to first.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Graman on the mound for Seibu
Chono hits a single to right. Ramirez strikes out looking. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Abe hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Yano hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Suzuki strikes out swinging. Ota strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 4th
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Sakamoto walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fujimura. Chino fouls out to right, runner on third. Ramirez grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Akiyama strikes out looking. Kataoka strikes out swinging. Kuriyama hits a double to center. Nakajima grounds out to third.

Notes

Kazunori Shinozuka hit a single to center off Tomio Watanabe during the old timer's ceremonial first AB before the game.

Yomiuri: Sawamura recorded his first complete game victory and his second victory of the season.  He is the first rookie Giant to record a complete game victory since Norihito Kaneto on 5/30/2007 and the first right-handed rookie since Hiroshi Kisanuki on 9/23/2003.

Seibu: The Lions 4-game winning streak came to an end. ... Nakamura now has 36 career Inter-league homers. ... K. Ishii is now 0-5 in 6 starts against the Giants since his last victory on 7/8/2007.