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Hanshin Tigers 0 – Yomiuri Giants 2 (August 4, 2011)

by on Aug.04, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Minoru Iwata (HAN) 5-8, 2.43 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 10-2, 1.50

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

Attendance: 43163 | Hanshin leads series, 8-7-0 | Time: 2:42

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: G5, 6: F8
RF Shibata, Kohei 0-for-0
PH Arai, Ryota 0-for-1 8: SO
RF Asai, Ryo 0-for-0
(CF) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-4 1: G6, 4: F8, 6: f5, 9: G5
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4 1: G6, 4: 2B, 6: F6, 9: G3
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: HBP, 7: G6, 9: F7
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: G6, 7: 1B (CS)
(2B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-3 2: 2B, 4: G6, 7: SO
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-3 2: G6, 5: F4, 8: 2B
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-3 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: SO
(P) Iwata, Minoru 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO
PH Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-1 8: SO
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
P Kojima, Tatsuya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwata, Minoru, L 7 111 27 23 3 1 6 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.439
Fukuhara, Shinobu 2/3 14 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.363
Kojima, Tatsuya 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.418
8 129 32 26 4 1 7 4 0 2 0 0 2 2

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-3 1: F9, 3: G3, 6: S1, 8: 2B
(2B-3B) Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-3 1: G1, 4: G6, 6: G1, 8: S5
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: f3, 6: BB, 8: SO
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-2, 1 RBI 2: 2B (BrO), 4: G5, 6: BB, 8: BB
PR-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0 8: (SB)
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-4 2: G1, 5: G1, 6: G4, 8: F9
(RF) Omura, Saburo 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: F6, 7: f3
LF Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-0
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G3, 5: SO, 7: HR
(3B) Fields, Josh 1-for-2 3: SO, 6: 1B
PR-2B Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-1 6: (BrO), 7: G6
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-2, 1 R 3: SO, 6: BB, 7: SO
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, W 8 128 28 27 4 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.385
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 2/3 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.484
Kubo, Yuya, S 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.134
9 138 31 30 4 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Fields hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Fujimura. Utsumi walks, runners on first and second. Sakamoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Terauchi hits a grounder to the pitcher and Fujimura gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and second. Chono walks, bases loaded. Ramirez walks in a run, bases loaded. Abe grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Shibata takes over in right.
Omura fouls out to first. Ogasawara hits a solo homer to right-center. Fujimura grounds out to short. Utsumi strikes out looking.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Arai strikes out swinging. Brazell strikes out swinging. Sekimoto hits a double to left. Kanemoto grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 2nd
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Ramirez hits a double to right. Abe fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt and Ramirez gets thrown out running the bases, runner on first. Omura strikes out swinging. Ogasawara grounds out to first.

Top of the 4th
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Hirano flies out to center. Toritani hits a double to center. Arai gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Brazell grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Sekimoto grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Kanemoto hits a double to right. A. Fujii strikes out swinging. Uemoto, pinch-hitting for Iwata, strikes out looking. R. Arai, pinch-hitting for Shibata, strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Fukuhara on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Asai takes over in right.
Sakamoto hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Terauchi. Chono strikes out swinging. Ramirez walks, runners on first and third. Suzuki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez.
Pitching change: Kojima in for Fukuhara.
Suzuki steals second, runners on second and third. Abe flies out to right.

Notes

Hanshin: The Tigers lost their 2nd straight game in a row.  They were also handed their 13th shutout loss of the year. ... Iwata lost his 4th straight start and dropped to 5-9. ... Kanemoto hit his 423rd career double in the 8th to take sole possession of 4th on the All-time doubles list.  He also set a new CL for games played as an outfielder with 2,272. ... Murton headed to the hospital after he was removed from the game on defense in the 7th for not feeling well.

Yomiuri: The Giants won their 2nd game in a row.  They also recorded their 9th shutout victory of the season. ... Utsumi won his 2nd straight start and improved to 11-2.  This was also his 16th double-digit strikeout game of his career (and 2nd of the season). ... Kubo saved his 4th game of the year. ... Ogasawara's homer in the 7th was just his 2nd of the season.