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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 – Yomiuri Giants 6 (July 16, 2011)

by on Jul.16, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 14:00
Potential Starters: Hitoshi Yamamoto (YAK) 1-5, 3.38 - Kentaro Nishimura (YOM) 1-0, 1.27

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 5 0
Yomiuri 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 X 6 13 0

Attendance: 39318 | Yakult leads series, 8-3-2 | Time: 3:00

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-4 1: G5, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: F9
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: HBP, 8: G4
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4, 2 RBI 2: G6, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 9: SO
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-4 2: G6, 5: F9, 6: SO, 9: F6
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F6, 5: F7, 7: G5, 9: 1B
(C) Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-2 3: G3, 5: G5
P Akagawa, Katsuki 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-1 7: G5
P Sato, Masaru 0-for-0
PH Miyade, Ryuji 1-for-1, 1 RBI 9: 2B
(3B) Fujimoto, Atsushi 0-for-3 3: BB, 6: G4, 7: F8, 9: G4
(P) Yamamoto, Hitoshi 0-for-0 3: S1
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-0
C Fukukawa, Masakazu 0-for-1, 1 R 6: BB, 8: f3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Hitoshi, L 2 1/3 45 14 14 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3.965
Matsui, Kosuke 1 2/3 36 10 9 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 6.568
Akagawa, Katsuki 2 37 7 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.143
Sato, Masaru 2 27 7 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 145 38 36 13 1 7 2 0 0 1 0 6 6

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-5 1: SO, 2: F8, 4: F8, 6: F7, 8: F7
(LF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 2-for-3, 1 R 1: F8, 3: 1B, 4: 2B
PR-LF Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2, 1 R 6: F7, 8: SO
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-3, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: F8, 4: BB, 6: 1B
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: F6, 3: HR, 4: 1B, 6: f3
(RF) Omura, Saburo 3-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 3: 1B, 4: 1B, 7: BB
PR-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0 7: (SB)
(3B) Fields, Josh 1-for-4 2: G5, 3: 1B (BrO), 4: G5, 7: L5
(C) Tsuruoka, Kazunari 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: SO, 5: L1, 7: F9
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G3, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G4
(P) Nishimura, Kentaro 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 5: SO, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishimura, Kentaro, W 9 139 35 31 5 0 5 2 1 1 0 0 3 3 1.568
9 139 35 31 5 0 5 2 1 1 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Omura hits a double to left. Fields grounds out to third. Tsuruoka hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Fujimura grounds out to first, runner on first. Nishimura hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Sakamoto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 3rd - 3 runs, 5 hits
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Y. Takahashi hits a single to center. Ogasawara flies out to center. Chono hits a 2-run homer to left. Omura hits a single to left.
Pitching change: K. Matsui in for Y. Yamamoto.
Fields hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Tsuruoka strikes out swinging. Fujimura hits an RBI single to center and Fields gets thrown out trying to advance from second to third.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
K. Matsui on the mound for Yakult
Nishimura strikes out looking. Sakamoto flies out to center. Y. Takahashi hits a double to center and is replaced by a pinch-runner Kamei. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and third. Chono hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Omura hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Fields grounds out to third.

Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Fujimoto grounds out to second. Fukukawa walks. Aoki hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Tanaka strikes out swinging. Whitesell gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Hatakeyama hits a 2-run single to center. Balentien strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Hatakeyama strikes out looking. Balentien flies out to short. Kawabata hits a single to right. Miyade, pinch-hitting for Sato, hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Fujimoto grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
H. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto strikes out swinging. Y. Takahashi flies out to center. Ogasawara hits a double to center. Chono flies out to short.

Top of the 3rd
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Kawamoto grounds out to first. Fujimoto walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by H. Yamamoto. Aoki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 7th
Sato on the mound for Yakult
Omura walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Suzuki. Fields lines out to third. Suzuki steals second. Tsuruoka flies out to right, runner on third. Fujimura grounds out to second.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows 4-game winning streak, which also included 1 tie, came to an end. ... H. Yamamoto took the loss and dropped to 1-6.  Yamamoto has not won a game since his first start of the season on 4/22.  Since then, he's 0-6 in 9 starts.

Yomiuri: The Giants stopped an 8-game losing streak, which also included 2 ties, against the Swallows. ... Nishimura started his 3rd straight game and won his second straight start in improving to 2-0.  This was also Nishimura's first pro complete game.