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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 – Yomiuri Giants 3 (August 19, 2011)

by on Aug.19, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Shohei Tateyama (YAK) 8-2, 1.75 - Hirokazu Sawamura (YOM) 5-9, 2.60

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

Attendance: 42291 | Yakult leads series, 9-5-4 | Time: 2:56

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st, 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 3-for-4, 1 R 1: F7, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 投2
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-4 1: 1B, 4: DP, 6: G5, 8: G5
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-3 1: DP, 4: 1B, 6: F8
PH-SS Kawashima, Keizo 0-for-1, 1 RBI 8: G4
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: F6, 8: G5
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: 2B
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-4 2: G3, 5: 1B, 7: 2B, 9: G1
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-4 3: G3, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: SO
(C) Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: F8
PH Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-1 7: SO
C Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-1, 1 RBI 9: 1B
PR Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-0
(P) Muranaka, Kyohei 0-for-2 3: F4, 5: F4
PH Morioka, Ryosuke 1-for-1 8: 1B (BrO)
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
PH Miyade, Ryuji 0-for-1 9: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Muranaka, Kyohei, L 7 88 24 22 3 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.592
Oshimoto, Takehiko 1 19 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.349
8 107 29 25 4 1 6 2 0 2 0 0 3 3

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 2, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 3: SO, 6: F9, 8: G4
(2B-3B) Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-3 1: S2, 3: F8, 6: F4, 8: G1
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: SO
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 0-for-3 1: DP, 4: F8, 7: F4
LF Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-0
CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-3 2: F4, 4: G6, 7: F7
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
(3B-1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: F7, 7: F9
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 1-for-2 2: 1B, 5: G1
2B Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-0, 1 R 8: BB
(C) Sanematsu, Kazunari 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO, 8: S1
(P) Sawamura, Hirokazu 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: F9
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
RF-LF Kamei, Yoshiyuki 1-for-1, 1 RBI 8: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sawamura, Hirokazu, W 7 0/3 90 27 27 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.531
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 2/3 16 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.209
Kubo, Yuya, S 1 1/3 19 6 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.133
9 125 36 36 11 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Terauchi. Chono hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Ramirez hits into a 4-6-3 double play.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Y. Takahashi flies out to second. Ogasawara hits a solo homer to right-center. S. Takahashi hits a single to left. Sanematsu strikes out swinging. Sawamura strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Tani takes over in left; Fujimura takes over at second; Terauchi moves from second to third; Ogasawara moves from third to first.
Morioka, pinch-hitting for Muranaka, hits an infield single.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Sawamura.
Aoki hits an infield double, runners on second and third. Tanaka hits a grounder to third and Morioka gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and third. K. Kawashima, pinch-hitting for Kawabata, drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on second.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Yamaguchi.
Defensive changes: Kamei takes over in right.
Hatakeyama grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Oshimoto on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: K. Kawashima takes over at short.
Fujimura walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Sanematsu. Kamei hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Sakamoto grounds out to second, runner on third. Terauchi grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Yomiuri
Balentien hits a double to left. Miyamoto grounds out to the pitcher. Whitesell strikes out swinging. Aikawa hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.
Defensive changes: Suzuki takes over in center; Chono moves from center to right; Kamei moves from right to left.
Fukuchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Aikawa. Miyade, pinch-hitting for Oshimoto, grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 5th
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Balentien strikes out swinging. Miyamoto hits a single to right. Whitesell hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kawamoto flies out to center. Muranaka flies out to second.

Top of the 6th
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki hits a single to left. Tanaka grounds out to third, runner on second. Kawabata flies out to center. Hatakeyama flies out to short.

Top of the 7th
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Balentien strikes out swinging. Miyamoto hits a double to center. Whitesell strikes out swinging. Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Kawamoto, strikes out looking.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows 2-game winning streak (2-0-1) came to an end.  They also lost their 3rd straight at Tokyo Dome. ... Muranaka lost his 3rd straight start and dropped to 2-3.  He is now also 2-1 in 3 starts against Yomiuri.

Yomiuri: The Giants stopped a 2-game losing streak. ... Sawamura got the win and is now 6-9, including 1-3 in 4 starts against the Swallows.  He also snapped a personal 3-game losing streak (0-3 in 4 starts since 7/9). ... Kubo saved his 10th game of the year.  His scoreless appearances streak also ended at 20.