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Hiroshima Toyo Carp 5 – Hanshin Tigers 4 (August 18, 2011)

by on Aug.18, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hanshin Tigers @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Giancarlo Alvarado (HIR) 2-4, 2.74 - Ikketsu Sho (HAN) 0-1, 1.80

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

Attendance: 30100 | Hiroshima leads series, 8-5-0 | Time: 3:38

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: G4, 4: 1B, 7: F7, 8: G5
(SS) Kimura, Shogo 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: E5, 4: F8, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(RF) Hirose, Jun 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: G6, 5: G5, 7: BB, 9: G6
RF Nakahigashi, Naoki 0-for-0
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F8, 3: HR, 5: SO, 7: G4, 9: F8
(CF-LF) Maru, Yoshihiro 0-for-4 2: SO, 3: F8, 5: E5 (CS), 8: G5
(3B) Barden, Brian 3-for-3 2: 2B, 4: 2B, 6: BB, 8: 1B
PR-CF Akamatsu, Masato 0-for-0, 1 R 8: (SB)
(LF) Shima, Shigenobu 0-for-3, 2 R 2: SO, 4: BB, 6: F9, 8: E6
3B Kokubo, Tetsuya 0-for-0
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: IBB, 4: G1, 6: f4, 8: 2B
(P) Alvarado, Giancarlo 0-for-1 2: SO
PH Ishii, Takuro 0-for-1 4: SO
P Kishimoto, Hideki 0-for-0
PH Amaya, Soichiro 0-for-1 6: SO
P Toyoda, Kiyoshi 0-for-0
P Umetsu, Tomohiro 0-for-0
PH Maeda, Tomonori 0-for-1 8: F9
P Aoki, Takahiro 0-for-0
P Sarfate, Dennis 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Alvarado, Giancarlo 3 59 14 14 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 3.122
Kishimoto, Hideki, H 2 25 6 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.134
Toyoda, Kiyoshi 1 1/3 31 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.700
Umetsu, Tomohiro, W 2/3 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.400
Aoki, Takahiro, H 1 17 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.275
Sarfate, Dennis, S 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.268
9 150 33 33 7 1 10 0 0 0 0 2 4 4

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 2, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Shibata, Kohei 1-for-3, 1 R 1: G3, 3: 1B (SB), 5: G1
PH-2B Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-1 8: SO
(CF-2B-CF) Hirano, Keiichi 2-for-4, 2 R 1: 3B, 3: 1B, 5: L6, 8: SO
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G3, 3: 1B, 6: F8, 8: G4
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: G4, 9: G4
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: SO, 6: G3, 9: SO
(2B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: G4
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 9: F8
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F9, 4: SO, 7: HR
CF-LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(C) Fujii, Akihito 1-for-3 2: f9, 4: G4, 7: 1B
(P) Sho, Ikketsu 0-for-1 3: SO
P Kojima, Tatsuya 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-1 5: SO
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
PH Murton, Matt 0-for-1 7: DP
LF-RF Asai, Ryo 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sho, Ikketsu 3 1/3 63 17 15 4 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 2.160
Kojima, Tatsuya 2/3 11 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.154
Watanabe, Ryo, H 2 28 7 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.160
Enokida, Daiki, H 1 17 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.177
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, L 1 17 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.676
Fukuhara, Shinobu 1 18 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.531
9 154 40 36 8 1 8 4 0 0 0 0 5 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Shibata grounds out to first. Hirano hits a triple to right. Toritani grounds out to first. Arai hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. Runner advances to second on a balk. Brazell flies out to center.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 1 hit
Sho on the mound for Hanshin
Higashide grounds out to second. Kimura reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Hirose grounds out to short, runner on second. Kurihara hits a 2-run homer to left. Maru flies out to center.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Sho strikes out looking. Shibata hits a single to center and steals second. Hirano hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Toritani hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Arai strikes out swinging. Runners advance on a balk, one run scores, runner on second. Brazell strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Sho on the mound for Hanshin
Barden hits a double to left. Shima walks, runners on first and second. Ishihara fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Ishii enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Alvarado.
Pitching change: Kojima in for Sho.
Ishii strikes out swinging. Higashide hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Kimura flies out to center.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Toyoda on the mound for Hiroshima
Sekimoto grounds out to second. Kanemoto hits a solo homer to right. A. Fujii hits a single to left. Murton enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Enokida.
Pitching change: Umetsu in for Toyoda.
Murton hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
H. Kobayashi on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Shunsuke takes over in center; Asai takes over in left; Hirano moves from center to second.
Maru grounds out to third. Barden hits a single to right and is replaced by a pinch-runner Akamatsu. Akamatsu steals second. Shima reaches on a throwing error (E6) and one run scores, Shima to second. Ishihara hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. T. Maeda, pinch-hitting for Umetsu, flies out to right. Higashide grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Sho on the mound for Hanshin
Higashide strikes out swinging. Kimura hits a double to center. Hirose grounds out to short. Kurihara flies out to center.

Top of the 2nd
Sho on the mound for Hanshin
Maru strikes out swinging. Barden hits a double to left. Shima strikes out swinging. Ishihara gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Alvarado strikes out swinging.

Notes

Hiroshima: The Carp won their 3rd straight. ... Umetsu got the win in relief and improved to 2-1. ... Sarfate saved his 31st game of the year. ... Kurihara has now homered in 2 straight games.

Hanshin: The Tigers lost their 3rd straight. ... H. Kobayashi took the loss and dropped to 1-5. ... Kanemoto homered in his 2nd straight game and recorded his 456th homer of his career.  That's good for an 11th place tie with Masahiro Doi on the All-time list.