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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 – Yomiuri Giants 3 (July 17, 2011)

by on Jul.17, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 14:00
Potential Starters: Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi (YAK) 5-4, 4.72 - Norihito Kaneto (YOM) 2-4, 3.94

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

Attendance: 42115 | Yakult leads series, 8-4-2 | Time: 3:03

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-5, 2 RBI 1: G4, 3: G1, 4: 1B, 6: 1B (SB), 9: G1
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-5 1: SO, 3: 1B, 4: f9, 6: SO, 9: SO
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: G6
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-3 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: F5
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-4 2: 2B (BrO), 3: SO, 5: f3, 7: G6
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F2, 5: SO, 8: F8
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G1, 4: 1B, 5: G5, 8: F7
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G2, 4: 2B, 6: G1, 8: SO
(P) Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: F3
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-1 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, L 7 1/3 98 28 24 5 1 5 2 2 0 0 0 3 3 4.622
Kyuko, Kentaro 1/3 11 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.793
Matsuoka, Kenichi 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.553
8 110 31 26 5 1 6 3 2 0 0 0 3 3

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 2nd, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-3 1: F6, 3: F7, 5: HBP, 8: 1B
(LF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: 2B, 5: F8, 8: SO
P Tono, Shun 0-for-0
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-2 1: BB, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: BB
PR-LF Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-0
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-4 1: f2, 4: G6, 6: DP, 8: F7
(RF) Omura, Saburo 0-for-2, 1 R 2: SO, 4: BB, 6: F9
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-2, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: HBP, 4: HR, 7: F6
(3B) Fields, Josh 0-for-3 2: DP, 4: F3, 7: F6
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 1-for-3 3: SO, 5: G1, 7: 1B (CS)
2B Tsuburaya, Hidetoshi 0-for-0
(P) Ono, Jumpei 0-for-1 3: SO
PH Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-1 5: G3
P Takagi, Yasunari 0-for-0
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
PH-1B Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-1 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ono, Jumpei, W 5 102 25 23 8 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.375
Takagi, Yasunari, H 1 1/3 19 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.872
Kubo, Yuya, H 1 2/3 25 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.324
Tono, Shun, S 1 17 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.706
9 163 38 36 9 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Ono the mound for Yomiuri
Miyamoto flies out to the catcher. Kawabata hits an infield single. Aikawa hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Masubuchi strikes out swinging. Aoki hits a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Tanaka fouls out to right.

Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Y. Takahashi hits a double to left. Ogasawara strikes out looking. Chono grounds out to short, runner on third. Omura walks, runners on first and third. Abe hits a 3-run homer to right. Fields flies out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Ono the mound for Yomiuri
Balentien hits a double to center. Miyamoto hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Kawabata hits a grounder to the pitcher and Balentien gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and second. Aikawa grounds out to the catcher, runners on second and third. Masubuchi grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd
Ono the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki grounds out to the pitcher. Tanaka hits a single to center. Whitesell strikes out swinging. Hatakeyama hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Balentien strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Ono the mound for Yomiuri
Whitesell hits a single to center. Hatakeyama walks, runners on first and second. Balentien fouls out to first. Miyamoto strikes out swinging. Kawabata grounds out to third.

Top of the 6th
Takagi on the mound for Yomiuri
Aikawa grounds out to the pitcher. Masubuchi flies out to first. Aoki hits an infield single and steals second. Tanaka strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Kamei, pinch-hitting for Kubo, grounds out to second. Sakamoto hits a single to left.
Pitching change: Kyuko in for Masubuchi.
Y. Takahashi strikes out swinging. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Kyuko.
Tani enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ogasawara. Chono flies out to left.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows lost their 2nd game in a row. Everyone position player in the starting line-up had at least 1 hit. ... Masubuchi took the loss and is now 5-5.  His personal 2-game winning streak came to an end.

Yomiuri: The Giants won their 2nd game in a row. This was also their 30th win of the year. ... Ono started his first game of the year (and of his Ichi-gun career) and got the win (also the first of his Ichi-gun career).  He is now 1-0 in 2 games. ... Tono recorded his first save of the year (and of his Ichi-gun career).