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Yomiuri Giants 2 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 (July 7, 2011)

by on Jul.07, 2011 @ 9:18 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Shun Tono (YOM) 2-7, 3.59 - Hitoshi Yamamoto (YAK) 1-4, 3.86

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1x 3 11 0

Attendance: 18929 | Yakult leads series, 7-2-2 | Time: 3:55

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 10th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B (SB), 3: G5, 5: HR, 7: F9, 9: SO
(3B-1B) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-4 1: S1, 3: G5, 5: F7, 7: F7, 10: G6
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 2-for-5, 1 R 1: SO, 4: 2B, 5: F3, 8: G6, 10: 1B
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 0-for-3 1: f3, 4: F2, 6: F3, 8: HBP
PR-LF-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-1 8: (SB), 10: DP
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3 2: G1, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: BB, 11: SO
(RF) Omura, Saburo 1-for-5, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: F9, 11: SO
2B Tsuburaya, Hidetoshi 0-for-0
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-5 2: 2B, 4: F5, 6: SO, 8: SO, 11: 1B
PR-3B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G6, 7: G2, 9: G3
PH-LF Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-1 11: 1B
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 1-for-3 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: 1B
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-1 9: SO
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-1 11: G3
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya 7 1/3 100 30 26 8 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 1.518
Kubo, Yuya, H 1 1/3 20 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.588
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 1 1/3 21 5 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.397
Ochi, Daisuke, L 2/3 17 6 4 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 4.091
10 2/3 158 46 37 11 0 4 3 2 4 1 0 3 3

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 2nd, 7th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: HBP, 6: G5, 8: 1B, 10: L3, 11: 1B
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 3: L3, 6: 1B, 8: S1, 10: BB
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-LF Noguchi, Yoshiyuki 0-for-1 10: F9
(LF-1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: f2, 4: G4, 6: G5, 8: 1B, 10: G6
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-5 2: G6, 4: G5, 6: G5, 8: DP, 11: 1B
PR Miwa, Masayoshi 0-for-0
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-4 2: 1B, 5: G5, 7: 1B (BrO), 9: F8, 11: HBP
PR Morioka, Ryosuke 0-for-0, 1 R
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-2 2: DP, 5: G5, 7: S1, 9: BB, 11: ギ野
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 2-for-4 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: 1B (BrO), 9: S1, 11: G6
PR Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-0
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 0-for-2 3: L1, 5: G4
PH Miyade, Ryuji 0-for-1 7: G5
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
P Barnette, Tony 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-0
PH Fukukawa, Masakazu 0-for-1 9: SO
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0
PH Fujimoto, Atsushi 0-for-1 11: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori 7 112 29 27 7 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.567
Oshimoto, Takehiko 1 14 5 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.805
Barnette, Tony, H 1 10 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.038
Lim, Chang-Yong, H 1 11 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.820
Kyuko, Kentaro, W 1 22 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.596
11 169 45 41 10 1 10 2 1 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Chono hits a double to right. Ramirez pop out to the catcher. Abe walks, runners on first and second. Omura hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Ogasawara flies out to third. Fujimura grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Utsumi strikes out swinging. Sakamoto hits a solo homer to left. Kamei flies out to left. Chono flies out to first.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki grounds out to third. Tanaka hits a single to center. Whitesell hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Hatakeyama drives in a run with a ground out to third, runner on second. Balentien grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Suzuki takes over in left.
Aoki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Whitesell hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Utsumi.
Noguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Whitesell. Hatakeyama hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Balentien hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 11th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ochi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Tsuburaya takes over at second. Kamei moves from third to first; Chono moves from center to right; Suzuki moves from left to center; Furuki takes over at third; Tani takes over in left.
Balentien hits an infield single and is replaced by pinch-runner Miwa. Miyamoto gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Morioka enters the game as a pinch-runner for Miyamoto. Kawabata reaches on a fielder's choice, everyone is safe, bases loaded. Aikawa grounds out to short, bases loaded. Fujimoto, pinch-hitting for Kyuko, strikes out looking. Aoki hits a walk-off RBI infield single.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kamei. Sakamoto steals third. Chono strikes out swinging. Ramirez fouls out to first.

Top of the 2nd
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Abe grounds out to the pitcher. Omura flies out to center. Ogasawara hits a double to left. Fujimura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Miyamoto hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kawabata. Aikawa hits an infield sing, runners on first and third. Miyade, pinch-hitting for Ishikawa, hits a grounder to third, Miyamoto gets thrown out at home and Aikawa gets thrown out trying to advance to third.

Top of the 8th
Oshimoto on the mound for Yakult
Chono grounds out to short. Ramirez gets hit by a pitch and is replaced by pinch-runner Suzuki. Suzuki steals second. Abe walks, runners on first and second. Omura flies out to right, runners on first and third. Ogasawara strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th
Kubo on the mound for Yomiuri
Miyamoto flies out to center. Kawabata walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Aikawa.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Kubo.
Yuichi enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Barnette. Fukukawa, pinch-hitting for Yuichi, strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 10th
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki lines out to first. Tanaka walks. Noguchi flies out to right. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Hatakeyama grounds out to short.

Top of the 11th
Kyuko on the mound for Yakult
Abe strikes out swinging. Omura strikes out swinging. Ogasawara hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Furuki. Tani, pinch-hitting for Fujimura, hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Y. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Yamaguchi, grounds out to first.

Notes

Yomiuri: The Giants have now lost 4 in a row. They also suffered their 4th walk-off loss of the year. ... Ochi took the loss in relief and is now 3-2. ... Utsumi failed to win his 10th game of the year in his third straight attempt. ... Sakamoto now has double-digit homers in three straight seasons.

Yakult: The Swallows won their 4th in a row. They also extended their winning streak against the Giants to 7 and recorded their 5th walk-off victory of the year. ... Kyuko got the win in relief and improved to 5-1. ... Aoki picked up his 3rd walk-off hit of his career.