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Hanshin Tigers 2 – Yomiuri Giants 3 (August 3, 2011)

by on Aug.03, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Jason Standridge (HAN) 8-2, 1.87 - Carlos Torres (YOM) 1-1, 6.98

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 10 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1x 3 13 0

Attendance: 42862 | Hanshin leads series, 8-6-0 | Time: 3:15

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-5 1: G4, 3: G5, 6: G6, 7: 1B, 9: F3
(CF-2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 7: S1
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4 1: G3, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4 1: G6, 4: 1B (SB), 6: G6, 8: G6
(1B) Brazell, Craig 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: F7, 6: 2B, 8: 1B
(2B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-4 2: 1B (BrO), 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: F9
CF Shibata, Kohei 0-for-0
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-3 2: F9, 5: f3, 7: 2B
PR-LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-1, 1 R 8: SO
(C) Fujii, Akihito 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: G5, 7: S1, 9: SO
(P) Standridge, Jason 0-for-1 3: S2, 5: SO
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 1-for-1, 1 RBI 7: 1B
PR Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
PH Morita, Issei 0-for-1 9: F6
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Standridge, Jason 6 95 25 23 7 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.847
Watanabe, Ryo, H 1 10 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.277
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 1 20 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.094
Fujikawa, Kyuji, L 0/3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.976
8 128 36 34 13 2 8 1 0 1 0 0 3 3

Yomiuri

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: F8
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 1-for-2, 1 R 1: F8, 3: S1, 5: 1B (SB)
PH-C Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-1 7: 1B
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 2-for-3, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4 2: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G3, 8: F7
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: DP, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: HR
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F7, 6: G5, 8: 2B
(3B) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 1-for-3 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: G1
P Romero, Levi 0-for-0
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 8: G1
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
(C) Sanematsu, Kazunari 1-for-2 3: 1B, 4: G6
PH-3B Fields, Josh 0-for-2 7: F8, 8: SO
(P) Torres, Carlos 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO
3B-2B Furuki, Shigeyuki 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 7: 1B (BrO), 9: HR

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Torres, Carlos 6 125 24 22 6 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 5.684
Romero, Levi 1/3 7 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.724
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1 2/3 20 6 5 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.517
Kubo, Yuya, W 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.144
9 164 37 33 10 0 8 1 0 3 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Torres strikes out swinging. Sakamoto flies out to center. Fujimura hits a single to left and steals second. Chono hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Ramirez grounds out to first.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Torres on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton grounds out to short. Hirano hits a single to center. Toritani hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Arai grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Brazell hits an RBI double to center, runners on second and third. Sekimoto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Romero on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Furuki takes over at third.
Kanemoto hits a double to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Shunsuke. A. Fujii hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Standridge, hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama. Murton hits a single to left, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Romero.
Hirano hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Toritani strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
H. Kobayashi on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Shibata takes over in center; Hirata moves from center to second.
Ramirez flies out to left. Y. Takahashi hits a solo homer to left-center. Ogasawara hits a double to right. Tani, pinch-hitting for Yamaguchi, grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third. Fields strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Fujikawa on the mound for Hanshin
Furuki hits a walk-off solo homer to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Torres on the mound for Yomiuri
A. Fujii hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Standridge. Murton grounds out to third. Hirano strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Sanematsu hits a single to left. Torres fails on 3 sac bunt attempt. Sakamoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Fujimura hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Chono walks, bases loaded. Ramirez strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Torres on the mound for Yomiuri
Toritani grounds out to second. Arai hits a single to right. Brazell flies out to left. Arai steals second. Sekimoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Shunsuke takes over in left.
Fields, pinch-hitting for Sanematsu, flies out to center. Furuki hits a single to right. Sakamoto flies out to center. Abe, pinch-hitting for Fujimura, hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Chono hits an infield single and Furuki is thrown out running the bases.

Notes

Karina Maruyama (women's soccer) threw out the ceremonial first pitch, wearing the uniform number 18 (the same as her women's national team uniform number).

Hanshin: The Tigers 2-game winning streak came to an end. The Tigers were handed their 6th walk-off loss of the season. ... Fujikawa suffered his first loss of the year and is now 3-1.  This was the third walk-off homer he has given up in his career (first by a Japanese player on a CL team). ... Kanemoto recorded his 422nd double of his career. ... Hiyama recorded his 89th pinch-hit career RBI.

Yomiuri: The Giants stopped a 4-game winless streak. This was also their 3rd walk-off victory. ... Kubo got the win in relief and improved to 3-1. ... Y. Takahashi has now homered in two straight games (both coming off H. Kobayashi). ... This was Furuki third walk-off hit of his career (and first walk-off homer of his career).