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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 – Hanshin Tigers 6 (August 6, 2011)

by on Aug.06, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 5-3, 2.53 - Randy Messenger (HAN) 7-2, 2.27

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

Attendance: 33451 | Hanshin leads series, 5-2-0 | Time: 2:55

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-3 1: G6, 4: G4, 6: BB, 8: F8
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-4 1: G6, 4: G5, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G5, 4: G3, 6: G4, 9: 1B
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-3 2: G6, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: L4
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: F8, 9: SO
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: F9, 7: E4
PR-3B Morioka, Ryosuke 1-for-1, 1 RBI 9: 1B
(RF) Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-4 3: F4, 5: F9, 7: F7, 9: f3
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-3 3: G6, 6: G3, 8: G4
(P) Sato, Yoshinori 0-for-1 3: SO
PH Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-1 6: F7
P Akagawa, Katsuki 0-for-0
PH Kawashima, Keizo 1-for-1 8: 1B
P Fernandes, Rafael 0-for-0
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sato, Yoshinori, L 5 85 24 20 7 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 4 2.849
Akagawa, Katsuki 2 33 8 7 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.348
Fernandes, Rafael 1/3 23 5 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 54.000
Matsuoka, Kenichi 2/3 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.903
8 145 39 30 9 0 2 6 1 1 1 0 6 6

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: G6, 2: 1B, 4: DP, 7: G1, 8: HBP
PR-RF Asai, Ryo 0-for-0
(2B) Uemoto, Hiroki 2-for-2, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 2: BB, 5: 2B, 7: 1B (SB), 8: S7
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 2: G4, 5: G4, 7: SO, 8: F7
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 3-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: BB
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: f5, 5: F5, 7: G3
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3 1: F4, 3: G3, 5: G4
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0, 1 R 8: BB
(RF-CF) Shibata, Kohei 0-for-4 2: F9, 3: G5, 6: G4, 8: f2
(C) Fujii, Akihito 1-for-3, 2 R 2: BB, 4: F9, 6: G4, 8: 1B
(P) Messenger, Randy 1-for-2 2: S3, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, W 9 136 34 32 4 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.134
9 136 34 32 4 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Hirano grounds out to short. Uemoto walks. Toritani hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Arai hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Brazell drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on first. Kanemoto flies out to second.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Shibata flies out to right. A. Fujii walks and advances to second on sac bunt by Messenger. Hirano hits an RBI single to right, runner advances to second on the throw. Uemoto walks, runners on first and second. Toritani grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Uemoto hits a double to left. Toritani grounds out to second, runner on third. Arai hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Brazell flies out to third. Kanemoto grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Fernandes on the mound for Yakult
Shunsuke walks. Shitbata fouls out to the catcher. A. Fujii hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Messenger walks, bases loaded. Hirano gets hit by a pitch and a run scores, bases loaded. Asai enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hirano.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Fernandes.
Uemoto hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. Toritani flies out to left.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Asai takes over in right; Shibata moves from right to center.
Kawabata hits an infield single. Hatakeyama lines out to second. Whitesell strikes out swinging. Morioka hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Iihara fouls out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Arai hits a double to left. Brazell fouls out to third. Kanemoto grounds out to first, runner on third. Shibata grounds out to third.

Top of the 6th
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Shunsuke takes over in left.
Aikawa grounds out to first. Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Yoshinori, flies out to left. Aoki walks. Tanaka hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Kawabata grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th
Akagawa on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Morioka takes over at third.
Hirano grounds out to the pitcher. Uemoto hits a single to center and steals second. Toritani strikes out looking. Arai walks, runners on first and second. Brazell grounds out to first.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows dropped their 3rd straight game.  They're also 0-5-1 in their last 6 games at Kyocera Dome. ... Yoshinori took the loss and is now 5-3.  In 4 starts since his last victory on 5/26 (vs Orix), he is 0-2.

Hanshin: The Tigers won their 2nd game in a row. ... Messenger recorded his first career NPB complete game and improved to 8-2.  He also won his 3rd straight start against the Swallows this year.