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Hanshin Tigers 0 – Yokohama Bay Stars 4 (July 15, 2011)

by on Jul.15, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:30
Potential Starters: Kai-Wen Cheng (HAN) - Naoyuki Shimizu (YOK) 0-2, 5.23

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

Attendance: 19130 | Yokohama leads series, 5-4-0 | Time: 2:51

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 7th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF-2B) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: G4, 5: G4, 8: F8
(2B) Uemoto, Hiroki 1-for-3 1: F9, 4: L5, 6: 1B
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 8: G1
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-2 1: f5, 4: BB, 6: S1, 8: G4
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-4 2: F8, 4: G6, 6: G5, 9: 1B
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: G4, 6: G3, 9: DP
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-4 2: 2B, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: F7
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: DP
(C) Fujii, Akihito 1-for-3 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: F6
(P) Messenger, Randy 1-for-2 3: SO, 5: 1B
P Kawasaki, Yusuke 0-for-0
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-1 8: 2B
PR-CF Nohara, Yuya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, L 6 0/3 103 26 21 4 1 5 3 0 2 0 0 3 2 2.502
Kawasaki, Yusuke 1 16 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.455
Kubota, Tomoyuki 1 23 6 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.661
8 142 36 29 7 1 9 4 0 3 0 0 4 3

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F6, 4: E1, 5: SO, 7: G3
(RF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 0-for-2 1: F7, 4: S1, 6: F5, 7: BB
(1B) Harper, Brett 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G2, 7: SO
1B Inada, Naoto 0-for-0
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G5, 4: G4, 6: HR, 8: SO
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 1-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: BB, 8: 1B
(CF) Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 2-for-4 2: G3, 5: 1B (BrO), 6: F6, 8: 1B
(2B) Watanabe, Naoto 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 8: 1B
(C) Hosoyamada, Takeshi 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: G1, 7: BB, 8: SO
(P) Shimizu, Naoyuki 0-for-1 3: G4, 5: S1
PH Fujita, Kazuya 0-for-0 7: S1
P Ushida, Shigeki 0-for-0
PH Nakamura, Norihiro 0-for-1 8: SO
P Yamaguchi, Shun 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shimizu, Naoyuki, W 7 97 26 24 5 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.115
Ushida, Shigeki, H 1 15 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.367
Yamaguchi, Shun 1 9 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.841
9 121 33 31 7 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Ishikawa reaches on a fielding error (E1) and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shimozono. Harper hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Murata grounds out to second, runner on second. Sledge strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Shimozono flies out to third. Harper grounds out to the catcher. Murata hits a solo homer to left. Sledge walks. Kinjo flies out to short.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 0 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Watanabe walks. Hosoyamada walks, runners on first and second. Fujita enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Shimizu.
Pitching change: Kawasaki in for Messenger.
Fujita hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Ishikawa drives in a run with a ground out to first, runner on third. Shimozono walks, runners on first and third. Harper strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kubota on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Hirano moves from center to second; Y. Nohara takes over in center.
Murata strikes out swinging. Sledge hits a single to left. Kinjo hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Watanabe hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Hosoyamada strikes out swinging. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Ushida, strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Murton flies out to center. Brazell grounds out to second. Arai hits a double to left. Kanemoto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Uemoto lines out to third. Toritani walks. Murton grounds out to short, runner on second. Brazell grounds out to second.

Top of the 5th
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Arai grounds out to short. Kanemoto strikes out swinging. A. Fujii hits a single to right. Messenger hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hirano grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Kinjo hits a single to center. Watanabe hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Hosoyamada fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt attempt, runners on first and second. Shimizu hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Ishikawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Uemoto hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Toritani. Murton grounds out to third. Brazell grounds out to first.

Top of the 8th
Ushida on the mound for Yokohama
Defensive changes: Inada takes over at first.
Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Kawasaki, hits a double to left. Y. Nohara enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Sekimoto. Hirano flies out to center. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Uemoto, grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third. Toritani grounds out to second.

Notes

Hanshin: The Tigers lost their 2nd in a row and their 4th straight at Yokohama Stadium (going back to last year).  This was also their 11th shutout loss of the year (and 2nd in a row). ... Messenger lost his first game since 5/31 and is now 6-2.  In between the losses, he went 4-0 in 5 starts.

Yokohama: This was the Bay Stars 5th shutout victory of the year. ... Shimizu started his 3rd game of the year and stopped a personal 2-game losing streak.  He is now 1-2. ... Murata's homer in the 6th was his first in 13 games.