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Yomiuri Giants 1 – Hanshin Tigers 2 (July 13, 2011)

by on Jul.13, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 9-2, 1.52 - Naoto Tsuru (HAN) 0-2, 5.40

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

Attendance: 46322 | Hanshin leads series, 7-4-0 | Time: 3:06

Yomiuri

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-2, 1 R 1: L6, 3: BB, 6: 1B, 7: IBB
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: f2, 6: 2B
PR-RF Omura, Saburo 0-for-1 7: SO
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4 1: F7, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: G3
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: F8, 6: HBP, 8: SO
LF Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-4 2: f2, 4: SO, 6: DP, 8: SO
(3B) Fields, Josh 1-for-4 2: G6, 5: G5, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(1B) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 1-for-4 3: 1B, 5: G6, 7: G1 (SB), 9: f5
P Tono, Shun 0-for-0
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 1-for-4 3: f3, 5: G1, 7: 1B (SB), 9: f5
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-1 3: S1, 6: G4
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 7: SO
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
1B Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya 6 99 22 22 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.517
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 2 19 8 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.110
Tono, Shun, L 1/3 13 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.795
8 1/3 131 34 31 9 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 2 2

Hanshin

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hirano, Keiichi 3-for-4 1: 1B (CS), 3: G4, 5: 1B, 8: 1B
(2B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: F8
2B Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-1 8: F9
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: F8, 6: F6, 8: G4
(RF) Murton, Matt 2-for-4 2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: SO, 9: 1B
PR Shibata, Kohei 0-for-0, 1 R
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-3 2: G4, 4: F4, 7: HBP, 9: 2B
PR Arai, Ryota 0-for-0
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: F9, 7: F8, 9: IBB
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 4: SO, 7: G4
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-0, 1 RBI 9: S9
(C) Fujii, Akihito 1-for-3 2: 1B, 5: G6, 7: G4
(P) Tsuru, Naoto 0-for-2 2: G4, 5: SO
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
LF Asai, Ryo 0-for-1 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tsuru, Naoto 5 1/3 79 21 19 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.109
Enokida, Daiki, H 1 2/3 32 8 6 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.800
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, H 1 15 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.197
Fujikawa, Kyuji, W 1 14 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.771
9 140 35 31 6 0 6 2 1 1 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton strikes out swinging. Brazell grounds out to second. Arai hits a double to left. Kanemoto hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. A. Fujii hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Tsuru grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Utsumi grounds out to second. Sakamoto hits a single to center. Y. Takahashi hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Omura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Y. Takahashi. Chono hits a single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Enokida in for Tsuru.
Ramirez gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Abe hits into a 3-2-3 double play.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Ogasawara takes over at first.
Murton hits a single to right and is replaced by a pinch-runner Shibata. Brazell hits a double to right, runners on second and third. R. Arai enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brazell. Arai gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Fujikawa, hits a walk-off sac fly to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Kamei hits a single to right. Fujimura fouls out to first. Utsumi hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Sakamoto walks, runners on first and second. Y. Takahashi fouls out to the catcher.

Bottom of the 4th
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton hits a double to left. Brazell flies out to second. Arai flies out to right. Kanemoto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Enokida on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Uemoto takes over at second.
Fields hits a single to right. Kamei grounds out to the pitcher, runner on first. Fujimura hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Tani enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Utumi. Double steal, runners on second and third. Tani strikes out swinging. Sakamoto gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Omura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Brazell gets hit by a pitch. Arai flies out to center. Kanemoto grounds out to second, runner on second. A. Fujii grounds out to second.

Notes

Yomiuri: The Giants lost their 2nd game in a row. This was their 5th walk-off loss of the season. ... Tono took the loss and dropped to 2-8.  He is now 0-3 in 6 games (5 starts) since his last victory on 6/3 (vs Rakuten).  This was also Tono's first outing as a reliever this season.  This was his first walk-off loss of his career. ... Utsumi failed to win his 10th game for the 4th straight start.

Hanshin: The Tigers won their 2nd game in a row. This was also their 4th walk-off victory of the year. ... Fujikawa got the  win in relief and improved to 3-0. ... Hiyama picked up his 2nd pinch-hit walk-off hit of his career (5th overall). ... Kanemoto moved into 5th place on the All-time doubles list with his 421st career double in the 2nd inning.