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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 – Orix Buffaloes 7 (June 8, 2011)

by on Jun.08, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hitoshi Yamamoto (YAK) 1-2, 2.67 - Alfredo Figaro (ORI) 4-2, 1.96

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Orix 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 X 7 12 0

Attendance: 14389 | Orix leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 3:15

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4 1: G5, 3: 2B, 5: F8, 7: 1B
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-3 1: G4, 3: BB, 6: F9, 7: G6
(DH) Whitesell, Josh 2-for-4 1: F7, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4 2: G5, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: DP, 8: SO
(LF) Matsumoto, Yuichi 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 7: G6, 8: F7
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: G1, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(SS) Fujimoto, Atsushi 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO
PH Noguchi, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0
PH-SS Morioka, Ryosuke 1-for-2 7: 1B, 9: G5
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-4 3: G6, 5: F8, 7: F7, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Hitoshi, L 4 91 20 15 4 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 2 2.903
Matsuoka, Kenichi 2 29 8 7 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 6.353
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 1 20 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.512
Onodera, Chikara 1 23 7 6 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 8.308
8 163 40 33 12 1 4 4 1 2 0 0 7 7

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4, 1 R 1: BB, 3: F7, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: G4
(RF) Taguchi, So 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: S1, 3: HBP, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-RF Fukae, Masato 0-for-0
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: G3, 5: G3, 7: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-2B Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F7, 3: BB, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 8: F7
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-4 2: F9, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: DP
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 2-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: 2B
PR-LF Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-1, 1 R 7: F7
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 4: F8, 6: S2, 8: G5
(C) Ito, Hikaru 1-for-2 2: F9, 4: 1B
PH Hessman, Mike 0-for-1 6: SO
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 1-for-1, 1 R 8: 1B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: F4, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Figaro, Alfredo, W 6 90 23 22 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.731
Yoshino, Makoto 1/3 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.459
Katsuki, Ryota, H 1/3 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.929
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 1/3 27 6 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.543
Kishida, Mamoru 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.895
9 139 36 35 9 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 1 hit
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Kitagawa flies out to right. Lee walks. Baldiris hits a 2-run homer. Ito flies out to right. Obiki flies out to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Lee hits a double and gets replaced by pinch-runner Moriyama. Baldiris hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Hessman, pinch-hitting for Ito, strikes out swinging. Obiki hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Morioka takes over at short.
Taguchi hits a single to right. Goto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. T-Okada hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Kitagawa hits into a double play as a run scores. Moriyama flies out to left.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Onodera on the mound for Yakult
Baldiris grounds out to third. Suzuki hits a single to right. Obiki walks, runners on first and second. Sakaguchi grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Taguchi hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Fukae enters the game as a pinch-runner for Taguchi. Goto hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. K. Yamasaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Goto. T-Okada flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Sakaguchi walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Taguchi. Goto grounds out to second, runner on third. T-Okada flies out to left.

Top of the 3rd
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Fujimoto strikes out swinging. Aikawa grounds out to short. Aoki hits a double. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Whitesell grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Sakaguchi flies out to left. Taguchi gets hit by a pitch. Goto grounds out to first, runner on second. T-Okada walks, runners on first and second. Kitagawa strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 4th
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Lee hits a single to right. Baldiris flies out to center. Ito hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Obiki flies out to center. Sakaguchi hits an infield single, bases loaded. Taguchi grounds out to short.

Top of the 6th
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Tanaka flies out to right. Whitesell hits a single to right. Hatakeyama hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Balentien hits a into a double play.

Top of the 7th
Yoshino on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Suzuki is the new catcher; T-Okada moves from left to first; Moriyama takes over in left.
Yuichi grounds out to short. Miyamoto hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for Yoshino.
Morioka, pinch-hitting for Fujimoto, hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Aikawa flies out to left.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Katsuki.
Aoki hits an infield single, bases loaded. Tanaka grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Hirano on the mound for Orix
Whitesell hits a single to left. Hatakeyama strikes out looking. Balentien strikes out swinging as Whitesell advances to second. Yuichi flies out to left.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows were shutout for the 4th time this season.

Orix: The Buffaloes won their 7th game in a row.  They also recorded their 5th shutout victory of the season. ... Figaro has now won his last 5 starts in a row.