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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 – Yomiuri Giants 1 (July 15, 2011)

by on Jul.15, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 0-0, 4.70 - Hirokazu Sawamura (YOM) 5-6, 2.22

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

Attendance: 37518 | Yakult leads series, 8-2-2 | Time: 3:01

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-4 1: G1, 3: SO, 5: G4, 7: F4
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: G6, 6: HR, 8: SO
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 3: F7, 6: G3, 8: G4
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-2 1: BB, 4: F5, 6: BB, 8: SO
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 4: SO, 6: DP, 9: F9
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-4 1: G4, 4: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: F9
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-3 2: F7, 4: F6, 7: BB, 9: G6
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-2 2: F8, 5: SO, 7: S1
(P) Muranaka, Kyohei 0-for-2 2: F7, 5: L1
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-1 7: SO
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
LF Miwa, Masayoshi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Muranaka, Kyohei, W 6 80 21 19 4 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.293
Matsuoka, Kenichi, H 1 20 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.600
Oshimoto, Takehiko, H 1 16 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.700
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 16 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.139
9 132 31 28 4 0 7 2 0 1 0 0 1 1

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F8, 6: f3, 8: F9
(1B-3B) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G5, 3: 1B (BrO), 6: G3, 9: F7
(RF) Omura, Saburo 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F9, 6: L6, 9: SO
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-3 2: 1B (SB), 4: BB, 7: G5, 9: SO
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: DP, 7: BB
(3B) Fields, Josh 0-for-2 2: F8, 5: F8
PH-1B Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-1 7: SO
(LF) Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-3 2: G6, 5: 1B, 7: F7
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 1-for-2, 1 R 3: 1B, 5: F4
PH Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-1 8: G4
2B Tsuburaya, Hidetoshi 0-for-0
(P) Sawamura, Hirokazu 0-for-1 3: S1, 5: G6
PH Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-1 8: SO
P Albaladejo, Jonathan 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sawamura, Hirokazu, L 8 121 31 26 4 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.222
Albaladejo, Jonathan 1 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.742
9 133 34 29 4 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of he 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki grounds out to the pitcher. Tanaka grounds out to short. Whitesell walks. Hatakeyama walks, runners on first and second. Balentien hits an RBI double to center, runners on second and third. Miyamoto grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Fujimura hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Sawamura. Sakamoto flies out to center. Kamei hits an RBI single to left and Kamei gets thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Tanaka hits a solo homer to left. Whitesell grounds out to first. Hatakeyama walks. Balentien hits into a 5-4-3 double play.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Chono hits a single to right. Abe strikes out looking. Chono steals second. Fields flies out to center, runner on third. Tani grounds out to short.

Top of the 7th
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Miyamoto hits a single to right. Kawabata walks, runners on first and second. Aikawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Muranaka, strikes out swinging. Aoki flies out to second.

Notes

Golgo Matsumoto (comedian / talento) threw out the ceremonial first pitch with Giabbit standing in the batter's box.

Yakult: The Swallows are now 4-0-1 over their last 5 games.  They are also 8-0-2 since their last loss against the Giants on 4/13. ... Muranaka started his third game of the season, first since 5/1, and recorded a win for his first decision of the year. ... Lim saved his 19th game of the year. ... Tanaka's homer in the 6th was his first of the year and first since 10/6/2010.

Yomiuri: Sawamura took the loss and dropped to 5-7.  He's now also 0-2 in 2 starts against the Swallows this year. ... Ramirez's consecutive games streak came to an end at 985.