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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 – Hanshin Tigers 5 (August 7, 2011)

by on Aug.07, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi (YAK) 5-5, 5.09 - Naoto Tsuru (HAN) 0-2, 4.11

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Hanshin 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 X 5 10 1

Attendance: 30163 | Hanshin leads series, 6-2-0 | Time: 3:27

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawashima, Keizo 2-for-5 1: 1B, 2: 1B, 5: F7, 6: SO, 9: F9
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-4 1: DP, 2: BB, 5: E6 (BrO), 6: G6, 9: G6
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-4 1: 1B, 2: SO, 5: 2B, 7: F8
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: G3, 5: HBP, 7: G4
(RF) Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 3: F9, 5: SO
PH-RF Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-1 7: SO
(3B) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-3 2: S1, 3: L3, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 4: G6, 6: BB, 8: G6
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(P) Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 1-for-1, 1 RBI 2: 1B
P Akagawa, Katsuki 0-for-0
PH Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-1 4: G6
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
PH Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-1 6: F6
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0
PH Morioka, Ryosuke 0-for-1 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, L 2 2/3 56 14 13 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 5.263
Akagawa, Katsuki 1/3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.298
Matsuoka, Kenichi 2 29 9 8 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.273
Oshimoto, Takehiko 2 25 7 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.162
Kyuko, Kentaro 1 7 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.282
8 119 34 32 10 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 5 5

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hirano, Keiichi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 3B (BrO), 3: 1B, 4: F9, 7: SO
(2B) Uemoto, Hiroki 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G1
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-2, 2 R 1: F8, 3: BB, 5: BB, 7: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: f3, 3: SO, 5: HR, 7: G6
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-4, 3 RBI 2: F7, 3: 2B (BrO), 5: G3, 8: G3
1B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-0
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-3 2: F6, 3: 1B, 5: SO
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-1 8: G6
(RF) Shibata, Kohei 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: SO
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: G3, 6: G4
(P) Tsuru, Naoto 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
PH Murton, Matt 0-for-1 3: G6
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 4: SO
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
P Kojima, Tatsuya 0-for-1 6: SO
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tsuru, Naoto 1 2/3 47 11 8 5 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 4.765
Watanabe, Ryo, W 1 1/3 17 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.172
Fukuhara, Shinobu, H 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.277
Nishimura, Ken, H 1 0/3 44 8 6 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.750
Kojima, Tatsuya, H 2 27 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.984
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, H 1 10 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.910
9 171 38 33 8 0 9 3 1 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Takeuchi walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kawabata. Tanaka hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Aikawa strikes out swinging. Masubuchi hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. Kawashima hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Aoki walks, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Tsuru.
Hatakeyama strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 3rd - 3 runs, 4 hits
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Murton, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, grounds out to short. Hirano hits a single to center. Uemoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Toritani walks, bases loaded. Arai strikes out swinging. Brazell clears the bases with a 3-run double to center, runner on second.
Pitching change: Akagawa in for Masubuchi.
Kanemoto hits a single to right and Brazell gets thrown out running the bases.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Uemoto strikes out swinging. Toritani walks. Arai hits a 2-run homer to left. Brazell grounds out to first. Kanemoto strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Hirano hits a triple to right. Uemoto hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Toritani files out to center and Hirano gets doubled off third, runner on second. Arai fouls out to first.

Bottom of the 4th
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Shibata hits a single to left and advances to third on a fielding error (E7). A. Fujii grounds out to first. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Fukuhara, strikes out swinging. Hirano flies out to right.

Top of the 5th
Nishimura on the mound for Hanshin
Kawashima flies out to left. Aoki reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first. Hatakeyama hits a double to right and Aoki gets thrown out trying to score, runner on second. Whitesell gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Takeuchi strikes out looking.

Top of the 6th
Nishimura on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Shunsuke takes over in left.
Kawabata hits a single to right. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Aikawa hits an infield single, bases loaded. Miyamoto enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Matsuoka.
Pitching change: Kojima in for Nishimura.
Miyamoto flies out to short. Kawashima strikes out swinging. Aoki grounds out to short.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows lost their 4th straight game. ...  Aoki batted 2nd for the first time this season. ... Masubuchi took the loss and dropped to 5-6.  He's also 0-2 in 3 starts since his last victory on 7/10 (vs Hanshin).

Hanshin: The Tigers won their 3rd straight game. ... Watanabe got the win in relief and improved to 3-1. ... Fujikawa saved his 24th game of the year.