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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1 (July 1, 2011)

by on Jul.01, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Toyo Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hitoshi Yamamoto (YAK) 1-4, 3.75 - Kenta Maeda (HIR) 3-5, 3.53

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

Attendance: 17355 | Yakult leads series, 3-1-2 | Time: 2:49

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-5 1: 1B, 3: DP, 6: F8, 8: G4, 9: F9
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-3 1: S2, 3: G5, 6: SO, 8: G1
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G1, 6: SO, 9: G3
3B Morioka, Ryosuke 0-for-0
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: G6, 7: SO, 9: 2B
PR-1B Noguchi, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0, 1 R
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 2-for-4 2: F6, 4: 1B, 7: 2B, 9: G1
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-2, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: G6, 7: BB, 9: BB
(3B) Fujimoto, Atsushi 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: G4, 5: F8, 7: G4, 9: HR
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
(C) Kawamoto, Ryohei 1-for-4 2: SO, 5: F5, 7: F8, 9: 1B
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 1-for-2 3: 1B, 5: SO
PH Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-1 8: F4
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-0 9: BB
PR-LF Miwa, Masayoshi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori 7 67 27 25 8 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2.566
Kyuko, Kentaro, W 1 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.634
Oshimoto, Takehiko, S 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.176
9 87 33 31 8 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 1

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: G4, 5: G1, 8: G4
(3B) Yamamoto, Yoshihiko 1-for-4 1: 1B, 4: F8, 6: G4, 8: G4
(LF) Maru, Yoshihiro 2-for-4 1: 1B, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: f5
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 1-for-4 1: DP, 4: 1B, 6: f3, 9: G4
(RF) Io, Takamitsu 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: G3
PH Amaya, Soichiro 0-for-1 9: SO
(CF) Akamatsu, Masato 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G4, 5: 1B, 7: G5
PH Matsuyama, Ryuhei 0-for-1 9: G5
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 2-for-3 2: G4, 5: 1B (CS), 7: 1B
(SS) Kimura, Shogo 0-for-1 3: G6, 5: S2, 7: S2
(P) Maeda, Kenta 1-for-2, 1 RBI 3: G4, 5: 1B
PH Aizawa, Tsubasa 0-for-1 7: G4
P Aoki, Takahiro 0-for-0
P Ueno, Hirofumi 0-for-0
P Soriano, Dioni 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Maeda, Kenta 7 111 26 24 5 1 7 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.349
Aoki, Takahiro, H 1 1/3 18 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.081
Ueno, Hirofumi, L 1/3 22 6 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 3 5.786
Soriano, Dioni 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.893
9 152 37 33 8 2 7 3 0 1 1 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Kawabata flies out to short. Balentien hits a solo homer to left. Fujimoto grounds out to second. Kawamoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Akamatsu hits a single to left. Ishihara hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kimura hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. K. Maeda hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Double steal attempt (failed squeeze attempt), Ishihara gets thrown out at home, K. Maeda to second. Higashide grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 9th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Aoki on the mound for Hiroshima
Whitesell grounds out to first.
Pitching change: Ueno in for Aoki.
Hatakeyama hits a double to right and gets replaced by pinch-runner Noguchi. Kawabata grounds out to the pitcher. Balentien walks, runners on first and second. Fujimoto hits a 3-run homer to right. Kawamoto hits an infield single. Yuichi enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Kyuko. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Yuichi walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Soriano in for Ueno.
Miwa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yuichi. Aoki flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Aoki hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Whitesell strikes out swinging. Hatakeyama strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 1st
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Higashide strikes out looking. Yamamoto hits a single to center. Maru reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and second. Kurihara grounds into a 6-4-3 double play.

Top of the 7th
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Hatakeyama strikes out looking. Kawabata hits a double to right. Balentien walks, runners on first and second. Fujimoto grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Kawamoto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 7th
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Akamatsu grounds out to third. Ishihara hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kimura. Aizawa, pinch-hitting for K. Maeda, grounds out to second.

Notes

Yakult: Kyuko got the win in relief and improved to 4-0.  He is the second player in franchise history to got 4-0 in his first season (the other was Makoto Fujiwara in 1969). ... Oshimoto saved his 1st game of the year (and first save since 10/11/2009). ... Balentien hit his first homer since 6/14 (first in 40 trips to the plate).

Hiroshima: Ueno took the loss and is now 2-2.