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Yomiuri Giants 2 – Hanshin Tigers 4 (June 25, 2011)

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

Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00
Potential Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 9-1, 1.32 - Randy Messenger (HAN) 3-1, 2.56

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

Attendance: 46903 | Hanshin leads series, 5-3-0 | Time: 3:11

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: G4, 5: F8, 7: SO
(RF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 2-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 2B, 8: G3
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: G3, 6: SO, 8: BB
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: F9
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G5, 4: 1B, 6: S8, 8: G6
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 9: SO
(3B) Ryal, Rusty 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: SO, 6: f5
PH Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-1 9: F8
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-2 2: G6, 5: F4
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-1 7: 1B (CS)
2B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-1 9: G6
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-3 2: G5, 5: SO, 7: SO
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Romero, Levi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, L 6 1/3 109 30 29 9 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 1.463
Ochi, Daisuke 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.566
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.350
Romero, Levi 1 20 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.273
8 136 37 34 10 1 5 2 0 1 0 0 4 2

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-5, 2 R 1: SO, 2: G5, 5: 1B, 7: G1, 8: G3
(CF-2B) Hirano, Keiichi 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: G1
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F9, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G5, 3: G6, 5: F8, 7: G4
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G1, 4: HR, 5: f5, 7: G4
CF Shibata, Kohei 0-for-0
(2B-1B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-3, 1 R 2: E6, 4: F9, 6: SO, 8: BB
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-2 2: BB, 4: G3, 6: 1B
PR-LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-1 8: 1B
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: S5
(P) Messenger, Randy 1-for-2, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 5: SO
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
PH Arai, Ryota 1-for-1 7: 1B
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 8: L9
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, W 5 2/3 80 23 21 5 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.630
Enokida, Daiki, H 1 1/3 19 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.570
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, H 1 15 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.273
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 15 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.474
9 129 35 32 7 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto strikes out looking. Kamei hits a single to left. Abe walks, runners on first and second. Ramirez hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Chono grounds out to third, runners on first and second. Ogasawara strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Brazell grounds out to the pitcher. Sekimoto reaches on a throwing error (E6), runner on first. Kanemoto walks, runners on first and second. Fujii grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Messenger hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Murton grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Brazell hits a solo homer to left-center. Sekimoto flies out to right. Kanemoto grounds out to first. A. Fujii grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hit
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Messenger strikes out looking. Murton hits a single to right. Hirano hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Toritani hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Arai flies out to center. Brazell fouls out to third.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Kamei hits a double to right. Abe strikes out swinging. Ramirez hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Chono hits a sac fly to center, runner on first.
Pitching change: Enokida in for Messenger.
Ogasawara hits an a single to center, runners on first and second. Ryal fouls out to third.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Furuki takes over at second.
R. Arai, pinch-hitting for Enokida, hits a single to right. Murton reaches on an error (E6), runners on first and second. Hirano fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Toritani hits a single to right, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Ochi in for Utsumi.
Arai drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Ochi.
Brazell grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 4th
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Ramirez flies out to right. Chono hits a single to right. Ogasawara grounds out to second, runner on second. Ryal strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Romero on the mound for Yomiuri
Sekimoto walks. Shunsuke hits a bunt single, runners on first and second. A. Fujii hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for H. Kobayashi, lines out to right. Murton grounds out to first.

Notes

Mika Konishi threw out the ceremonial first pitch to catcher Maya Kawaho.  Both women are members of the Hyogo Swing Smileys.  Sakamoto (YOM) stood in the batter's box.

Yomiuri: Utsumi's 7-game winning streak came to end as he dropped his first game since 4/27 (vs Yakult).  He is now 9-2 on the year.

Hanshin: The Tigers won their third in a row. ... Messenger recorded his first NPB RBI in the 2nd inning (33rd at bat of his NPB career). He is now 4-1. ... Fujikawa saved his 15th game of the year. ... Brazell knocked out his first homer since 5/28 (vs Rakuten).  Seems he also promised some kids he met before the game that he would hit a homer for them (the kids were there for a Brazell drawing contest).