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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 – Yomiuri Giants 7 (August 20, 2011)

by on Aug.20, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 6-4, 2.76 - Shun Tono (YOM) 4-8, 3.32

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

Attendance: 42339 | Yakult leads series, 9-6-4 | Time: 3:02

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 1, DPs in: 2nd, 8th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 1-for-4 1: F8, 4: G1, 6: F7, 9: 1B
(RF) Fukuchi, Kazuki 0-for-4 1: G4, 4: SO, 7: G3, 9: G6 (BrO)
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 4: F8, 7: 2B, 9: S9
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-2 2: BB, 5: F4, 7: G4
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: F8, 7: 1B (BrO)
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-2 2: DP, 5: F8, 8: BB
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-3 3: G6, 6: F9, 8: DP
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-3 3: F8, 6: f3, 8: G4
(P) Sato, Yoshinori 0-for-1 3: F8
PH Morioka, Ryosuke 1-for-1 6: 1B
P Yamamoto, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Koki 0-for-0
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
PH Takeuchi, Shinichi 1-for-1, 1 R 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sato, Yoshinori, L 5 116 27 19 6 0 4 6 0 2 0 0 4 4 3.012
Yamamoto, Tetsuya 1 18 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Watanabe, Koki 1 2/3 25 7 5 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 3.971
Matsuoka, Kenichi 1/3 8 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.079
8 167 40 29 8 0 6 8 0 3 0 0 7 7

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-3, 2 R 1: BB, 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: BB
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-2 1: S1, 2: G4, 4: S3, 6: F9
PH Ramirez, Alex 0-for-0 8: BB
PR-3B Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-0, 1 R
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: BB, 2: G5, 4: G6, 6: G4, 8: 2B
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-1, 1 R 1: BB, 2: BB, 4: F4
PH-RF Omura, Saburo 0-for-2 7: L6, 8: f2
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 2: F8, 5: L3, 7: SO
LF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 3: SO, 5: f2, 7: G6
(LF-1B) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 2-for-4 1: f5, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 8: G4
(3B-2B) Furuki, Shigeyuki 1-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 3: F7, 5: IBB, 8: 1B
(P) Tono, Shun 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tono, Shun, W 9 121 30 27 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.222
9 121 30 27 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fujimura. Chono walks, runners on first and second. Y. Takahashi walks, bases loaded. Ogasawara hits a 2-run double to center, runners on second and third. Abe hits a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Kamei fouls out to third. Furuki walks, runners on first and second. Tono strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Fukuchi grounds out to first. Kawabata hits a double to right. Hatakeyama grounds out to second, runner on third. Whitesell hits an RBI single to center and gets thrown out trying to advance to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Watanabe on the mound for Yakult
Kamei grounds out to second. Furuki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tono. Sakamoto walks, runners on first and second. Ramirez enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Fujimura.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Watanabe.
Ramirez walks, bases loaded. Terauchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez. Chono clears the bases with a 3-run double to center, runner on second. Omura fouls out to the catcher.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Suzuki takes over in left; Terauchi takes over at third; Kamei moves from left to first; Furuki moves from third to second.
Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Matsuoka, hits a single to center. Aoki hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Fukuchi grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Kawabata hits a sac fly to right and Fukuchi gets thrown out running the bases.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto hits an infield single. Fujimura grounds out to second, runner on second. Chono grounds out to third. Y. Takahashi walks, runners on first and second. Ogasawara flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fujimura. Chono grounds out to short. Y. Takahashi flies out to second.

Bottom of the 5th
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Ogasawara lines out to first. Abe fouls out to the catcher. Kamei hits a single to left and advances to second on a fielding error (E7). Furuki get an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Tono strikes out swinging.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows lost their 2nd game in a row. ... Yoshinori took the loss and is now 6-5, including 1-2 in 4 starts against the Giants.  This was also his 10th career loss against the Giants.

Yomiuri: The Giants won their 2nd game in a row. ... Tono got the win and is now 5-8, including 2-1 in 6 games (5 starts) against Yakult.  He is also 2-0 in 4 starts since returning to the starting rotation on 7/30.  This was Tono's 4th complete game victory of his career. ... Y. Takahashi batted fourth for the first time since 5/3/2008. ... Tatsunori Hara recorded his 600th managerial victory.