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Yomiuri Giants 0 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 (July 29, 2011)

by on Jul.29, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Fukushima Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hirokazu Sawamura (YOM) 5-7, 2.22 - Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 1-0, 3.29

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

Attendance: 14255 | Yakult leads series, 9-4-2 | Time: 2:28

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-4 1: F9, 3: f3, 5: f3, 8: 2B
(RF) Omura, Saburo 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: F9, 6: 1B, 8: F8
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: f3, 6: DP, 9: G4
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-3 2: BB, 4: F8, 6: G5, 9: G1
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-3 2: F5, 4: HBP, 7: G4, 9: f5
(3B) Fields, Josh 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: F9, 7: F4
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: G6, 7: f5
(2B) Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-2 2: HBP, 5: SO, 8: F9
(P) Sawamura, Hirokazu 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO
PH-RF Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 8: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sawamura, Hirokazu, L 7 96 24 23 4 1 7 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 2.243
Ochi, Daisuke 1 16 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
8 112 27 26 4 1 10 0 0 1 1 0 2 2

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 1, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HR, 3: L6, 6: SO
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G5, 6: G4
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-2 1: S1, 3: F7, 6: SO
(LF-1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: SO, 7: F9
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-3 1: DP, 4: G3, 7: SO
LF Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-0
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: SO, 7: G6
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-3 2: 1B, 5: SO, 8: SO
(C) Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-3 2: G5, 5: F7, 8: SO
(P) Muranaka, Kyohei 0-for-3 2: G6, 5: SO, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Muranaka, Kyohei, W 9 109 32 29 3 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.985
9 109 32 29 3 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki hits a solo homer to left. Tanaka hits an infield single and advances to second on a wild pitch. Kawabata hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Hatakeyama hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Whitesell hits into a 3-6-1 double play.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Chono walks. Abe flies out to third. Fields flies out to center. Ogasawara hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Terauchi gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Sawamura strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 2nd
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Miyamoto flies out to center. Balentien hits a single to left. Kawamoto grounds out to third, runner on second. Muranaka grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Iihara takes over in left; Hatakeyama moves from left to first.
Terauchi flies out to right. Tani, pinch-hitting for Sawamura, flies out to center. Sakamoto hits a double to left, runner on second. Omura flies out to center.

Notes

A junior high student from Namie, Fukushima, currently taking refuge in Kitakata, Fukishima, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... 500 people living in a relief shelter near the stadium were invited to watch the game.

Yomiuri: The Giants 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They also suffered their 40th loss and 7th shutout loss of the year. ... Sawamura lost his 2nd straight start (both against Swallows) and dropped to 5-8. After allowing a single with 1 out in the bottom of the 2nd, Sawamura retired the next 17 batters in a row.

Yakult: The Swallows notched their 40th victory of the year.  They also collected their 10th shutout victory of the year. ... Muranaka won his 2nd straight start and is now 2-0 in 4 starts this year.  This was also Muranaka's first Ichi-gun shutout of his career. ... Aoki's first homer of the season was his 8th lead-off homer of his career (first since 9/26/2010).