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Hanshin Tigers 12 – Yokohama Bay Stars 9 (July 17, 2011)

by on Jul.17, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Atsushi Nomi (HAN) 4-7, 2.55 - Daisuke Miura (YOK) 1-1, 4.15

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 3 0 3 0 0 2 4 0 12 18 0
Yokohama 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 2 9 13 0

Attendance: 26853 | Hanshin leads series, 6-5-0 | Time: 4:16

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st, 4th, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 4-for-6, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: f2, 3: 1B (BrO), 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: SO
P Kato, Kosuke 0-for-0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0
(CF-2B) Hirano, Keiichi 4-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: S1, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: DP, 3: fc6 (SB), 4: 1B, 6: f5, 8: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-5, 2 R, 5 RBI 2: G6, 3: G6, 4: DP, 7: HR, 8: HR
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-5 2: G6, 3: SO, 5: 2B (BrO), 7: SO, 8: L6
1B Arai, Ryota 0-for-0
(2B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 3-for-4, 3 R, 1 RBI 2: HBP, 4: 1B, 5: G4, 7: HR, 8: 1B
PR-CF Shibata, Kohei 0-for-0
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 4: BB, 5: F4, 7: SO
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-1 8: F9
(C) Fujii, Akihito 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: SO, 6: G5, 7: f3, 9: G6
(P) Nomi, Atsushi 0-for-2, 1 R 2: SO, 4: ギ野, 6: G4
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
PH Nohara, Yuya 0-for-1 8: F6
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
PH-RF Asai, Ryo 0-for-1 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nomi, Atsushi 5 0/3 101 24 20 6 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 5 5 2.870
Enokida, Daiki 1/3 40 5 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.271
Watanabe, Ryo, W 2/3 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.739
Fukuhara, Shinobu, H 1 11 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.625
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 1 11 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.076
Kato, Kosuke 2/3 24 5 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 6.750
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.761
9 199 45 37 13 0 7 5 0 2 0 0 9 9

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 2-for-5, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: G4, 5: G4, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(LF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: F8, 5: 2B, 6: BB, 8: F8
(CF) Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: f5, 4: G6, 5: BB, 6: S9, 8: L3
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 4: BB, 5: f3, 6: f3, 9: 1B
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 0-for-3, 2 R 2: F8, 4: F8, 6: BB, 7: SO, 9: BB
(RF) Yoshimura, Yuki 2-for-5, 2 R 2: SO, 5: 2B, 6: 1B, 7: f3, 9: G6
(2B) Watanabe, Naoto 3-for-5, 1 R 3: 1B, 5: L4, 6: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(C) Niinuma, Shinji 3-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI 3: F9, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: F9, 9: 2B
(P) Miura, Daisuke 0-for-0 3: S2
P Ohara, Shinji 0-for-0
PH Harper, Brett 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 5: 2B
P Sanada, Hiroki 0-for-0
P Shinohara, Takayuki 0-for-0
PH Takeyama, Shingo 0-for-0 6: S2
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0
P Ushida, Shigeki 0-for-0
PH Fujita, Kazuya 0-for-1 8: SO
P Hamilton, Clayton 0-for-0
PH Sledge, Terrmel 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Miura, Daisuke 3 1/3 73 19 15 6 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 6 6 6.097
Ohara, Shinji 1 2/3 16 6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.522
Sanada, Hiroki 2/3 11 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.780
Shinohara, Takayuki 1/3 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.219
Ejiri, Shintaro, L 1 28 5 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.560
Ushida, Shigeki 1 20 8 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 2.634
Hamilton, Clayton 1 14 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.480
9 170 46 42 18 5 6 1 1 2 0 0 12 12

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 3 runs, 2 hits
Miura on the mound for Yokohama
Arai grounds out to short. Brazell grounds out to short. Sekimoto gets hit by a pitch. Kanemoto hits a 2-run homer to right-center. A. Fujii hits a solo homer to left. Nomi strikes out looking.

Top of the 4th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Miura on the mound for Yokohama
Sekimoto hits  single to center. Kanemoto walks, runners on first and second. A. Fujii strikes out swinging. Nomi hits into a fielder's choice, everyone is safe, bases loaded. Murton hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: S. Ohara in for Miura.
Hirano hits a single to right, bases loaded. Toritani hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded. Arai hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Yoshimura hits a double to left. Watanabe lines out to second. Niinuma hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Harper, pinch-hitting for S. Ohara, hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Ishikawa drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on third. Shimozono hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Kinjo walks, runners on first and second. Murata fouls out to first.

Bottom of the 6th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Nakamura walks. Yoshimura hits a single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Enokida in for Nomi.
Watanabe hits a single to right, bases loaded. Niinuma hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second. Takeyama, pinch-hitting for Shinohara, hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Ishikawa hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Shimozono walks. bases loaded.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Enokida.
Kinjo hits a sac fly to right, runners on first and third. Murata fouls out to first.

Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Ejiri on the mound for Yokohama
Arai hits a solo homer to left. Brazell strikes out swinging. Sekimoto hits a solo homer to left-center. Kanemoto strikes out swinging. A. Fujii fouls out to first.

Top of the 8th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Ushida on the mound for Yokohama
Y. Nohara, pinch-hitting for Fukuhara, flies out to short. Murton hits a single to center. Hirano reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and second. Toritani hits a single to center, bases loaded. Arai hits a grand slam to left. Brazell lines out to short. Sekimoto hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Shibata. Shunsuke flies out to right.

Bottom of the 9th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kato on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Asai takes over in right.
Murata hits a single to center. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Yoshimura grounds out to short, runners on second and third. Watanabe strikes out swinging. Niinuma hits a 2-run double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: Fujikawa on the mound for Kato.
Sledge, pinch-hitting for Hamilton, strikes out looking.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Miura on the mound for Yokohama
Murton hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Toritani reaches on a fielder's choice, everyone is safe, runners on first and third. Toritani steals second, runners on second and third. Arai hits a grounder to short and Murton gets thrown out running the bases, runners on second and third. Brazell strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Watanabe hits a single to center. Niinuma flies out to right. Miura hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Ishikawa grounds out to second.

Top of the 5th
S. Ohara on the mound for Yokohama
Brazell hits a double to right. Sekimoto grounds out to second, runner on third. Kanemoto lines out to second and Brazell gets doubled off third.

Top of the 6th
Sanada on the mound for Yokohama
A. Fujii grounds out to third. Nomi grounds out to second. Murton hits a single to right.
Pitching change: Shinohara in for Sanada.
Hirano hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Toritani fouls out to third.

Notes

At 4 hours and 16 minutes, this was the longest game of the year. ... The 14 pitchers used in the game tied a CL record for a 9-inning game that was last set during a game between Yakult and Hiroshima on 8/4/2008 (additionally, this was the 11th time 14 pitchers were used in a 9-inning CL game).  The NPB record is 15 pitchers during a 9-inning game between the Rakuten Eagles and Softbank Hawks on 7/11/2007.

Hanshin: The Tigers won their 2nd game in a row. ... Watanabe got the win in relief and improved to 2-1. ... Fujikawa saved his 19th game of the year. ... Kanemoto has hit homers in back-to-back games. ... Arai's grand slam in the 8th was his first in a Tigers' uniform. ... Murton picked up his 2nd 4-hit game of the season (9th of his NPB career).

Yokohama: The Bay Stars lost their 2nd game in a row. ... Ejiri took the loss in relief and is now 2-2.