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Hanshin Tigers 6 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 (July 9, 2011)

by on Jul.09, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Komachi Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Randy Messenger (HAN) 5-1, 2.72 - Hitoshi Yamamoto (YAK) 1-4, 3.86

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

Attendance: 19012 | Hanshin leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 3:25

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-5 1: G3, 4: F8, 5: G3, 7: F8, 8: G1
(2B-1B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-3, 1 R 1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 7: BB, 9: BB
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: G6 (SB), 6: 2B, 7: 1B, 9: F6
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-5, 1 R 2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 7: SO, 9: SO
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-2 2: F8, 4: E4, 6: BB, 8: HBP
PR-2B Uemoto, Hiroki 1-for-1, 1 R 9: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: 2B, 6: G4, 8: BB, 9: 1B
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-2 3: G4, 4: F9, 7: BB
PR-LF Asai, Ryo 0-for-0, 1 R, 1 RBI 8: S2, 9: BB
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-4, 1 RBI 3: SO, 5: F7, 7: S1, 8: fc4, 9: G3
(P) Messenger, Randy 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G1
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-0 7: BB
PR Okazaki, Taichi 0-for-0
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-1 8: f9
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
RF Shibata, Kohei 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, W 6 80 20 18 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.455
Enokida, Daiki, H 1 14 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.890
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 1 18 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3.329
Watanabe, Ryo 1 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.746
9 124 31 28 4 0 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 0

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 1st, 4th, 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: G3, 6: SO, 8: F8
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-3 1: BB, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 9: G6
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-3 1: BB, 4: 1B (BrO), 7: SO, 9: F8
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4 1: DP, 4: L1, 7: 1B (BrO), 9: G4
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-3 2: G3, 4: F7, 7: L1
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-3 2: F8, 5: G5, 8: 1B
PR-3B Morioka, Ryosuke 0-for-0
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-3 2: F8, 5: G5, 8: SO
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-3 3: G5, 5: G4, 8: F4
C Fukukawa, Masakazu 0-for-0
(P) Yamamoto, Hitoshi 0-for-1 3: SO
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-1 6: SO
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Koki 0-for-0
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
PH Fujimoto, Atsushi 0-for-0 8: BB
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Hitoshi, L 5 2/3 99 23 22 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 3.375
Matsuoka, Kenichi 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.219
Matsui, Kosuke 1/3 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 5.906
Watanabe, Koki 1 31 8 3 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 3.000
Oshimoto, Takehiko 2/3 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.734
Kyuko, Kentaro 1 33 7 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.945
9 176 44 34 7 0 4 7 1 2 1 0 6 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Hirano flies out to center. Sekimoto hits a single to center. Toritani grounds out to short, runner on first. Toritani steals second. Murton hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Runner on first advances to second on a wild pitch. Brazell reaches on a fielding error (E4) and a run scores, runners on first and third. Arai hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Kanemoto flies out to right.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Matsui on the mound for Yakult
Kanemoto walks and is replaced by  pinch-runner Asai. A. Fujii hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Hiyama enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Messenger.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for K. Matsui.
Hiyama walks, runners on first and second. Hirano flies out to center. Sekimoto walks, bases loaded. Okazaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama. Toritani hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded. Murton strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 0 hit
Watanabe on the mound for Yakult
Brazell gets hit by a pitch and is replaced by pinch-runner Uemoto. Arai walks, runners on first and second. Asai hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Oshimoto in for Watanabe.
A. Fujii reaches on a fielder's choice and a run scores, everyone is safe, runners on first and third. Lin, pinch-hitting for Enokida, fouls out to right and a run scores on a throwing error (E9), runner on second. Hirano grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kyuko on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Fukukawa is the new catcher; Morioka takes over at third.
Sekimoto walks. Toritani flies out to short. Murton strikes out swinging. Uemoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Arai hits an infield single, bases loaded. Asai walks in a run, bases loaded. A. Fujii grounds out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Aoki flies out to right. Tanaka walks. Whitsell walks, runners on first and second. Hatakeyama hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 4th
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Tanaka hits a single to center. Whitesell hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hatakeyama lines out to the pitcher and Whitesell gets doubled off first, runner on second. Kawabata flies out to left.

Top of the 6th
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Sekimoto grounds out to third. Toritani hits a double to left. Murton grounds out to second, runner on third. Brazell walks, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for H. Yamamoto.
Arai grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th
H. Kobayashi on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Sekimoto takes over at first; Uemoto takes over at second.
Miyamoto hits a single to right and is replaced by a pinch-runner Morioka. Balentien strikes out swinging. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Aikawa flies out to second. Fujimoto, pinch-hitting for Oshimoto, walks, runners on first and second. Aoki flies out to center.

Notes

Hanshin: The Tigers recorded their 5th shutout victory of the year. ... Messenger got the win and improved to 6-1.  He is now 4-0 in last 5 starts.

Yakult: The Swallows 4-game winning streak came to an end.  This was also their 6th shutout loss of the season. ... H. Yamamoto took the loss and is now 1-5.  Since winning his first start of the year on 4/22, Yamamoto has gone 0-5 in 8 starts.