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Yokohama Bay Stars 9 – Hanshin Tigers 5 (July 30, 2011)

by on Jul.30, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Daisuke Miura (YOK) 1-1, 6.10 - Kai-Wen Cheng (HAN) 1-0, 2.70

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 9 17 0
Hanshin 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 9 0

Attendance: 46917 | Series tied, 6-6-1 | Time: 3:49

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 1-for-4, 2 R 1: G1, 2: SO, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 8: BB
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 2-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: F9, 5: SO, 7: BB, 8: 1B
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 5-for-5, 3 R, 8 RBI 1: 1B, 3: HR, 5: 1B, 7: HR, 8: HR
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-5, 1 R 1: f5, 3: 2B, 5: SO, 7: G6, 8: F6
(1B) Harper, Brett 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0
PH Yoshimura, Yuki 0-for-1 8: F8
P Ushida, Shigeki 0-for-0
P Sanada, Hiroki 0-for-0
P Yamaguchi, Shun 0-for-0
(CF) Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 2-for-5 2: 1B, 3: F9, 6: F8, 7: 1B, 9: G6
(2B) Fujita, Kazuya 3-for-5 2: 1B, 3: G4, 6: G5, 7: 1B, 9: 2B
(C) Niinuma, Shinji 0-for-5 2: F9, 4: G4, 6: SO, 7: SO, 9: G6
(P) Suda, Kota 1-for-2 2: 1B, 4: SO
P Ohara, Shinji 0-for-0
P Fujie, Hitoshi 0-for-0
PH Shimamura, Ikki 1-for-1, 1 R 7: 1B
1B Inada, Naoto 0-for-2 8: G6, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Suda, Kota 4 74 19 17 6 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 4 4.855
Ohara, Shinji 1 1/3 23 5 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.115
Fujie, Hitoshi, W 2/3 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.446
Ejiri, Shintaro, H 1 12 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.376
Ushida, Shigeki 1 17 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.298
Sanada, Hiroki 0/3 13 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.971
Yamaguchi, Shun, S 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.890
9 156 37 34 9 2 8 3 0 0 2 0 5 5

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 0-for-5 1: L4, 3: f3, 4: F4, 7: SO, 9: F9
(CF) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-3 1: F6, 3: BB, 5: SO, 8: SO
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: DP, 5: F7, 8: F4
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: BB, 5: SO, 8: SO
(1B) Brazell, Craig 2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI 2: f2, 4: HR, 6: G6, 9: HR
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-3 2: F8, 4: F4, 6: 1B
PR-LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-1 6: (CS), 9: 1B
(2B) Uemoto, Hiroki 1-for-3, 1 R 2: L3, 4: 1B (SB), 6: F8, 9: BB
(C) Fujii, Akihito 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: 1B, 4: 2B, 7: SO
C Komiyama, Shinji 0-for-0
PH Shibata, Kohei 0-for-1 9: SO
(P) Cheng, Kai-Wen 0-for-0
PH Morita, Issei 1-for-1 3: 1B
P Kojima, Tatsuya 0-for-1 4: G1
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 7: SO
P Kawasaki, Yusuke 0-for-0
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Cheng, Kai-Wen 3 73 16 16 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.724
Kojima, Tatsuya, L 3 0/3 64 14 13 4 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 4.500
Watanabe, Ryo 1 21 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.363
Kawasaki, Yusuke 1 20 6 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 7.714
Nishimura, Ken 1 9 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.000
9 187 45 43 17 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 9 9

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Cheng on the mound for Hanshin
Ishikawa flies out to right. Sledge hits a solo homer to center. Murata hits a double to left. Harper hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Kinjo flies out to right. Fujita grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Suda on the mound for Yokohama
A. Fujii hits a single to left. Morita, pinch-hitting for Cheng, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Murton fouls out to first. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Runners advance on another wild pitch and one run scores, runner on third. Hirano walks, runners on first and third. Toritani hits into a 6-3 double play.

Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Suda on the mound for Yokohama
Arai walks. Brazell hits a 2-run homer to right. Kanemoto flies out to second. Uemoto hits a single to left and steals second. A. Fujii hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Kojima fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt. Murton flies out to second.

Top of the 7th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Kojima on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Shunsuke takes over in left.
Ikki, pinch-hitting for Fujie, hits a single to center. Shimozono hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Ishikawa walks, bases loaded. Sledge hits a grand slam to right.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Kojima.
Murata grounds out to short. Harper strikes out swinging. Kinjo hits a single to right. Fujita hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Niinuma strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Kawasaki on the mound for Hanshin
Inada grounds out to short. Shimozono walks. Ishikawa hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Sledge hits a 3-run homer to center. Murata flies out to short. Yoshimura, pinch-hitting for Eijiri, flies out to center.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Sanada on the mound for Yokohama
Brazell hits a solo homer to right-center. Shunsuke hits a single to left. Uemoto walks, runners on first and second.
PItching change: Yamaguchi in for Sanada.
Shibata, pinch-hitting for Komiyama, strikes out swinging. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Nishimura, flies out to left, runners on first and third. Murton flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Cheng on the mound for Hanshin
Shimozono grounds out to the pitcher. Ishikawa hits an infield single. Sledge hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Murata fouls out to third. Harper flies out to right.

Top of the 2nd
Cheng on the mound for Hanshin
Kinjo hits an infield single. Fujita hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kinjo gets picked off second. Niinuma flies out to right. Suda hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Shimozono strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 2nd
Suda on the mound for Yokohama
Arai hits a double to left. Brazell fouls out to the catcher. Kanemoto flies out to center. Uemoto lines out to first.

Top of the 9th
Nishimura on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Komiyama is the new catcher.
Kinjo grounds out to short. Fujita hits a double to left. Niinuma grounds out to short, runner on third. Inada grounds out to second.

Notes

The Tigers and Bay Stars held a 1-minute moment of silence before the game.  They also paid tribute by wearing black patches on their shoulder.

Yokohama: Fujie got the win in relief and is now 1-0. ... Yamaguchi saved his 19th game of the year. ... This was Sledge's 2nd 3-homer game of his NPB career (the other coming on 4/13/2011 vs Chunichi).  The grand slam was the 5th of his career (and 2nd of the year).  This was also Sledge's first 5-hit game of his NPB career.

Hanshin: The Tigers are now 0-2-1 over their last 3 games. ... Kojima took the loss in relief and is now 0-1. ... Arai recorded his career 1,500th hit in the 2nd inning. ... Brazell homered for the first time in 21 games.  This was also his 11th multi-homer game of his NPB career (2nd of the season).