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Saitama Seibu Lions 1 – Yomiuri Giants 2 (June 18, 2011)

by on Jun.18, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Saitama Seibu Lions vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hideaki Wakui (SEI) 4-3, 2.04 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 8-1, 1.38

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 2 10 1

Attendance: 44498 | Yomiuri leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 2:40

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 0-for-4 1: G1, 3: G1, 6: F9, 8: E5
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 0-for-3 1: G3, 3: SO, 6: BB, 8: G4
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 0-for-3 1: F9, 4: G6, 6: G6, 9: BB
(3B) Nakamura, Takeya 0-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: F8, 7: BB, 9: G5
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: G6, 9: F6
(LF) Asamura, Hideto 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 3B, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: G5
(RF) Kumashiro, Masato 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: G4
PH Goto, Taketoshi 0-for-1 7: G6
RF Akiyama, Shogo 0-for-0
(C) Sumitani, Ginjiro 0-for-3 3: G5, 5: SO, 8: SO
(P) Wakui, Hideaki 1-for-2 3: 1B, 6: SO
P Matsunaga, Hironori 0-for-0
PH Hirao, Hiroshi 0-for-1 8: SO
P Hirano, Masamitsu 0-for-0
P Egusa, Hirotaka 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wakui, Hideaki, L 6 2/3 93 28 26 8 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.107
Matsunaga, Hironori 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Hirano, Masamitsu 2/3 16 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.219
Egusa, Hirotaka 1/3 7 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 118 35 31 10 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 2 2

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 4th, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-4 1: F9, 4: F7, 5: F7, 7: 1B
(RF-LF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 2-for-4 1: F4, 4: 1B, 6: 2B, 7: L3
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4 1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: f2, 8: G4
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: DP, 6: F9, 8: 1B
PR-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: HR, 6: BB, 8: S1
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-2, 1 R 2: SO, 5: BB, 6: F9, 8: IBB
(3B) Ryal, Rusty 1-for-3 3: F3, 5: 1B, 7: G5
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-1 8: 1B
PR-3B Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-0
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-3 3: F6, 5: DP, 7: G1
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 8: SO
2B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 2-for-3, 1 RBI 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, W 9 127 33 30 3 0 9 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 1.321
9 127 33 30 3 0 9 3 0 0 1 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 5th - 2 run, 3 hits
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Chono hits a solo homer. Ogasawara walks. Ryal hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Fujimura hits into a 4-3 double play, runner on third. Utsumi hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. Sakamoto flies out to left.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Nakamura walks. Fernandez grounds out to short, runner on second. Asamura hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Goto enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Kumashiro. Asamura gets picked off first. Goto grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Nakamura strikes out swinging. Fernandez strikes out looking. Asamura hits a triple to left. Kumashiro strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Ginjiro grounds out to third. Wakui hits a single to right. Kataoka grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Kuriyama strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 4th
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Sakamoto flies out out to left. Kamei hits a single to center. Abe hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ramirez hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 6th
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Kamei hits a double to right. Abe fouls out to the catcher. Ramirez flies out to right, runner on third. Chono walks, runners on first and third. Ogasawara flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Defensive changes: Akiyama takes over in right.
Ryal grounds out to third. Fujimura grounds out to the pitcher. Utsumi hits an infield single. Sakamoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Matsunaga in for Wakui.
Kamei lines out to first.

Bottom of the 8th
Hirano on the mound for Seibu
Abe grounds out to second. Ramirez hits a single to center. Suzuki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez. Chono hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Ogasawara gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Y. Takahashi enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Ryal.
Pitching change: Egusa in for Hirano.
Y. Takahashi hits a single to right, bases loaded. Wakiya enters the game as a pinch-runner for Y. Takahashi. Tani, pinch-hitting for Fujimura, strikes out looking.

Top of the 9th
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Furuki takes over at second; Kamei moves from right to left; Suzuki takes over in center; Chono moves from center to right; Wakiya takes over at third.
Nakajima walks. Nakamura grounds out to third, runner on first. Fernandez flies out to short. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Asamura grounds out to third.

Notes

Injuries: Nikkan Sports mentions that Wakui may have been removed from the game due to an unspecified injury.

Seibu: Wakui is now 20-12 during Inter-league play over his career.

Yomiuri: The Giants stopped a 3-game losing streak.  They also recorded their first double-digit hit game at Tokyo Dome in 16 games.  ... Utsumi has now won 7 straight since his first and only loss of the season on 4/27 (vs Yakult).  He is now 9-1 on the year.  This was also his 17th complete game victory of his career (2nd of the year); he ran his career Inter-league record to 14-13. ... Ogasawara batted 6th for the first time in his Ichi-gun career. ... Abe batted 3rd for the first time since 8/28/2009.