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ASG: Central League 0 – Pacific League 5 (July 24, 2011)

by on Jul.24, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Central League vs Pacific League @ Kleenex Stadium - 12:30
Potential Starters: Yoshinori Sato (YAK) - Masahiro Tanaka (RAK)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Central League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Pacific League 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 X 5 11 0

Attendance: 21347 | PL wins the series, 2-1-0 | Time: 2:35

Central League

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-4 1: G6, 2: DP, 4: G3, 7: F7
(3B-SS) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-3 1: 1B, 3: L1, 5: 1B
PR-SS Araki, Masahiro 0-for-1 7: SO
2B Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-0
(DH) Murton, Matt 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: F7
PH-DH Ramirez, Alex 0-for-1 8: G4
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4 1: f3, 3: 1B, 5: G5, 8: G6
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 1-for-4 1: G5, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 8: F9
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-3 2: SO, 3: SO, 6: G6
RF Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-1 9: f5
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-1 2: 1B
PR-3B Murata, Shuichi 0-for-2 4: SO, 6: SO
3B Ibata, Hirokazu 0-for-1 9: G6
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G4
C Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-1 9: 2B
(2B-SS) Watanabe, Naoto 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 7: G3, 9: L5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sato, Yoshinori, L 2 25 8 8 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9.000
Yamaguchi, Shun 1 11 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.500
Bullington, Bryan 2 21 8 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.500
Utsumi, Tetsuya 1 22 6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.000
Ejiri, Shintaro 2 21 7 7 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
8 100 34 34 11 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5

Pacific League

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-2, 1 R 1: G6, 3: 1B (SB)
PH Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-1 5: SO
SS Nakajima, Hiroyuki 0-for-1 7: F9
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: F7
PH-2B Iguchi, Tadahito 0-for-1 7: F9
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 3-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 3: 1B, 5: G3, 7: 2B
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F8, 6: F9, 7: F6
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-2 1: G6, 4: G6
PH-3B Nakamura, Takeya 0-for-2 6: F2, 8: SO
(RF) Okada, Takahiro 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: HR, 6: 2B, 8: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 2-for-4 2: DP, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-2 2: G4, 4: F8
PH Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-1, 1 RBI 6: 1B
PR-CF Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 3: F9, 4: G6, 6: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, W 1 15 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.000
Darvish, Yu 1 23 5 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Wada, Tsuyoshi 1 20 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Settsu, Tadashi 2 36 8 8 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Saito, Yuki 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Morifuku, Masahiko 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Masui, Hirotoshi 1 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kishida, Mamoru 1 12 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 137 36 36 10 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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Recap

Top of the 1st - 0 runs, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for the PL
Aoki grounds out to short. Miyamoto hits a single to center. Murton hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Hatakeyama fouls out to first. Kurihara grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for the CL
Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda hits an infield single. Inaba hits a 2-run homer to right (113.3m). Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Matsuda grounds out to short.

Top of the 2nd - 0 runs, 3 hits
Darvish on the mound for the PL
Balentien strikes out looking. Sakamoto hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Murata. Ishihara hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Watanabe hits a single to center, bases loaded. Aoki hits into a double play.

Bottom of the 2nd - 0 runs, 1 hit
Yoshinori on the mound for the CL
Defensive changes: Miyamoto moves from third to short; Murata takes over at third.
T-Okada hits a single to right. Nakata hits into a 1-4-3 double play. Itoi grounds out to second.

Top of the 3rd - 0 runs, 2 hits
Wada on the mound for the PL
Miyamoto lines out to the pitcher. Murton grounds out to short. Hatakeyama hits a single to left. Kurihara hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Balentien strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for the CL
Shima flies out to right. Kawasaki hits a single to center and steals second. Honda grounds out to second, runner on third. Inaba hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Yamasaki flies out to center.

Top of the 4th - 0 runs, 1 hit
Settsu on the mound for the PL
Murata strikes out swinging. Ishihara strikes out swinging. Watanabe hits a single to right. Aoki grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Bullington on the mound for the CL
Matsuda grounds out to short. T-Okada hits a solo homer to right (117.6m). Nakata hits a single to right and advances to second on a fielding error (E9). Itoi flies out to center. Shima grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th - 0 runs, 1 hit
Settsu on the mound for the PL
Miyamoto hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Araki. Murton flies out to left. Hatakeyama grounds out to third. Kurihara flies out to center.

Bottom of the 5th - 0 runs, 0 hits
Bullington on the mound for the CL
Defensive changes: Araki takes over at short.
Kokubo, pinch-hitting for Kawasaki, strikes out swinging. Honda flies out to left. Inaba grounds out to first.

Top of the 6th - 0 runs, 0 hits
Saito on the mound for the PL
Defensive changes: Nakajima takes over at short.
Balentien grounds out to short. Murata strikes out swinging. Ishihara grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Utsumi on the mound for the CL
Defensive changes: Chono takes over in right; Ibata takes over at third.
Yamasaki flies out to right. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Matsuda, pops out to the catcher. T-Okada hits a double to left. Nakata hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Uchikawa, pinch-hitting for Itoi, hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Sakaguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Uchikawa. Shima lines a shot back to the mound, deflected to second, out at first.

Top of the 7th - 0 runs, 0 hits
Morifuku on the mound for the PL
Defensive changes: Nakamura takes over at rhdi; Sakaguchi takes over in center.
Watanabe grounds out to first. Aoki flies out to left. Araki strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 0 runs, 1 hit
Eijiri on the mound for the CL
Defensive changes: Abe is the new catcher.
Nakajima flies out to right. Iguchi, pinch-hitting for Honda, flies out to right. Inaba hits a double to center. Yamasaki flies out to short.

Top of the 8th - 0 runs, 0 hits
Masui on the mound for the PL
Defensive changes: Iguchi takes over at second.
Ramirez, pinch-hitting for Murton, grounds out to second. Hatakeyama grounds out to short. Kurihara flies out to right.

Bottom of the 8th - 0 runs, 0 hits
Ejiri on the mound for the CL
Nakamura strikes out swinging. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Nakata strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 0 runs, 1 hit
Kishida on the mound for the PL
Chono fouls out to third. Ibata grounds out to short. Abe hits a double to center. Watanabe lines out to third.

Notes

Darvish and Tanaka joined the broadcast booth in the bottom of the 3rd (they briefly spoke about how Tanaka digs holes in the mound too much and how Darvish was asking him not to do that; Darvish also spoke about how Tanaka simply can't throw a slow curve). ... A truck with two big screen TVs was set up for the free public viewing of the game.  About 1,500 people apparently showed up.

Central League: The CL was shutout for the first time since Game 1 of the 1997 All-Star series. ... Yoshinori told reporters after his outing that he told Nakata he would challenge him with nothing but fastballs. Yoshinori topped out at 154km/h. ... Murton has safely collected a hit in all three All-Star games.

Pacific League: T-Okada was a triple away from becoming the second player (other than Atsuya Furuta) in ASG history to hit for a cycle. ... Darvish topped out at 155km/h.

Awards

MVP Award: Inaba

Strong Competitor Award: T-Okada, Watanabe