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Hanshin Tigers 2 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 8 (August 13, 2011)

by on Aug.13, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Randy Messenger (HAN) 8-2, 2.13 - Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 5-4, 2.85

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 1
Yakult 0 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 X 8 11 0

Attendance: 32298 | Hanshin leads series, 7-3-0 | Time: 3:05

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-4 1: G6, 3: F8, 6: G6, 8: 1B
PR-RF Asai, Ryo 0-for-0
(CF) Hirano, Keiichi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: G3, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: F7, 6: HBP, 8: 2B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: F8
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-3 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: SO
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 9: f3
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3 2: f5, 4: F4, 7: F5
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-1 9: G6
(2B) Uemoto, Hiroki 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: G6
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-2 2: G4, 5: DP
C Komiyama, Shinji 0-for-1 7: G4
(P) Messenger, Randy 0-for-0
P Kojima, Tatsuya 0-for-1 3: F8
PH Shibata, Kohei 0-for-1 5: G4
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
1B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-1 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, L 1 2/3 46 13 12 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 2.616
Kojima, Tatsuya 2 1/3 45 10 9 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.183
Fukuhara, Shinobu 1 20 7 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.124
Nishimura, Ken 3 43 9 9 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
8 154 39 36 11 1 9 3 0 0 0 0 8 7

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 2: BB, 4: SO, 5: 1B, 8: G3
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 2: 1B, 4: SO, 5: F4, 8: F9
(SS-3B) Kawabata, Shingo 2-for-5, 1 R 1: F4, 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: F9, 8: SO
(LF-1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI 1: F9, 2: 1B, 4: HR, 6: F7
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-3 2: SO, 2: BB, 4: SO, 6: F7
LF Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-0
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-4, 2 R 2: 1B, 2: F8, 5: 1B, 6: SO
SS Kawashima, Keizo 0-for-0
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-4 2: G6, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: F8
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 3: F9, 5: BB, 7: G6
(P) Sato, Yoshinori 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: SO, 5: E3, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sato, Yoshinori, W 9 140 34 32 6 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2.755
9 140 34 32 6 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Brazell grounds out to second. Kanemoto fouls out to third. Uemoto hits a solo homer to left. A. Fujii grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 2nd - 5 runs, 6 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Whitesell strikes out looking. Miyamoto hits an infield single. Balentien grounds out to short, runner on second. Aikawa hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Yoshinori reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and third. Aoki walks, bases loaded. Tanaka hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Kawabata hits an infield single, bases loaded. Hatakeyama hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Kojima in for Messenger.
Whitesell walks, bases loaded. Miyamoto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kojima on the mound for Hanshin
Aoki strikes out swinging. Tanaka strikes out swinging. Kawabata hits a single to right. Hatakeyama hits a 2-run homer to left. Whitesell strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Fukuhara on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Komiyama is the new catcher.
Miyamoto hits an infield single. Balentien flies out to center. Aikawa walks, runners on first and second. Yoshinori reaches on a fielding error (E3), bases loaded. Aoki hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded. Tanaka flies out to second. Kawabata flies out to right.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: K. Kawashima takes over at short; Kawabata moves from short to third.
Yamato grounds out to second. Murton hits an infield single and is replaced by pinch-runner Asai. Hirano grounds out to second, runner on first. Toritani hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Arai flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Murton grounds out to short. Hirano hits a single to center. Toritani strikes out swinging as Hirano steals second. Arai strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 1st
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Aoki flies out to center. Tanaka hits a double to center. Kawabata flies out to second. Hatakeyama flies out to right.

Top of the 6th
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Murton grounds out to short. Hirano hits an infield single. Toritani gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Arai strikes out swinging. Brazell strikes out swinging.

Notes

Hanshin: Messenger took the loss and is now 8-3.  His personal winning streak ended at 2.  Coming into tonight's game, Messenger was 3-0 with a 1.31 ERA in 3 starts against the Swallows this season.  Messengers turned 30 today. ... Brazell was taken out of the game after he almost got into an argument with the home plate ump for his check-swing third strike.

Yakult: The Swallows sent 11 batters to the plate in the 2nd inning.  They also stopped a 4-game losing streak against the Tigers. ... Yoshinori stopped a personal 2-game losing streak and improved to 6-4.  This was his 4th complete game victory of his career (2nd this season). ... This was Hatakeyama's second 4 RBI game of the year.