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Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 (July 27, 2011)

by on Jul.27, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 5-6, 3.17 - Yuki Shichijo (YAK) 2-0, 3.74

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

Attendance: 21735 | Yakult leads series, 5-3-2 | Time: 2:42

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F9, 5: F5, 8: G3
(SS) Kimura, Shogo 2-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: G5, 8: 1B
(CF-RF) Maru, Yoshihiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F6, 3: HR, 6: G6, 8: G6
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: 1B, 6: G1, 8: SO
(RF) Matsuyama, Ryuhei 0-for-3 1: G4, 3: f5, 6: G4
CF Akamatsu, Masato 1-for-1 9: 1B
(3B) Kokubo, Tetsuya 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: F9, 7: F5
P Imamura, Takeru 0-for-0
P Toyoda, Kiyoshi 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Takaaki 0-for-0 9: S1
(LF) Shima, Shigenobu 0-for-4 2: L3, 4: G5, 7: G3, 9: G3
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2 2: F7, 4: F8, 7: BB
PH Maeda, Tomonori 0-for-1 9: F9
(P) Maeda, Kenta 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: F6
PH-3B Ishii, Takuro 0-for-1 7: G3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Maeda, Kenta, L 6 86 28 23 6 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 3 3 3.237
Imamura, Takeru 1 14 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.000
Toyoda, Kiyoshi 1 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.077
8 114 34 29 7 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 3 3

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-4 1: G4, 2: SO, 4: G4, 6: F7
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: G1, 5: G6, 7: F7
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-4 1: F9, 3: G3, 5: F7, 7: 1B
PR Noguchi, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0
P Barnette, Tony 0-for-0
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 2B, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: DP
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F4, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F6
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-2 2: F9, 4: BB, 6: S1, 8: G6
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: F6
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-2, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: E6, 6: 1B
(P) Shichijo, Yuki 1-for-2 2: 1B, 4: SO
PH Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-0, 1 RBI 6: S7
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
LF Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shichijo, Yuki, W 6 76 23 21 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.578
Oshimoto, Takehiko, H 1 15 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.531
Barnette, Tony, H 1 13 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.818
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 10 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.271
9 114 35 31 5 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Hatakeyama hits a double to center. Balentien flies out to second. Miyamoto flies out to right. Kawabata hits an RBI single to left, runner advances to second on throw. Aikawa walks, runners on first and second. Shichijo hits a single to left, bases loaded. Aoki strikes out looking.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Shichijo on the mound for Yakult
K. Maeda strikes out swinging. Higashide flies out to right. Kimura hits an infield single. Maru hits a 2-run homer to right-center. Kurihara hits a single to left. Matsuyama fouls out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Defensive changes: Akamatsu takes over in center; Maru moves from center to right.
Balentien hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Miyamoto. Kawabata hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Aikawa hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Shichijo, hits a sac fly to left, runner on second. Aoki flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Shichijo on the mound for Yakult
Higashide strikes out looking. Kimura walks. Maru flies out to short. Kurihara walks, runners on first and second. Matsuyama grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 4th
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Balentien strikes out swinging. Miyamoto walks. Kawabata walks, runners on first and second. Aikawa reaches on a fielding error (E6), bases loaded. Shichijo strikes out swinging. Aoki grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th
Lim on the mound for Yakult
Akamatsu hits a single to center. Matsumoto, pinch-hitting for Toyoda, hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Shima grounds out to first, runner on third. T. Maeda, pinch-hitting for Ishihara, flies out to right.

Notes

Pro-wrestler Daichi Hashimoto threw out the ceremonial first pitch (with Tsubakuro batting).

Hiroshima: K. Maeda's took the loss and dropped to 5-7.  His personal 2-game winning streak also came to an end.

Yakult: Shichijo got the win and is now 3-0 in 5 starts. ... Lim saved his 20th game of the year.  Lim now has 4 straight seasons of 20 or more saves.