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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 – Yomiuri Giants 1 (August 21, 2011)

by on Aug.21, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 14:00
Potential Starters: Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi (YAK) 5-6, 5.26 - Kentaro Nishimura (YOM) 5-0, 1.44

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

Attendance: 44470 | Yakult leads series, 10-6-4 | Time: 2:42

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 3: SO, 5: G4, 7: G6
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-3 1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: S3, 8: G1
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: BB, 5: F6, 8: F7
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 3: F6, 5: 1B (BrO), 8: F9
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 4: BB, 6: F5, 9: L6
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: S1, 6: G5, 9: G5
(LF) Guiel, Aaron 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: F9, 6: G3, 9: SO
LF Miwa, Masayoshi 0-for-0
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: IBB, 7: G4
(P) Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 0-for-3 3: G1, 4: SO, 7: SO
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, W 8 2/3 117 31 29 6 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.844
Kyuko, Kentaro, S 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.952
9 121 32 30 6 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 6th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: F7, 5: F8, 8: G5
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G4, 6: f5, 9: F4
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4 1: G2, 4: G6, 6: 1B (CS), 9: G5
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 4: F6, 6: SO, 9: HR
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-2 2: BB (CS), 4: BB, 7: G3, 9: SO
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: G4, 7: F9
(LF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: F6
P Nomaguchi, Takahiko 0-for-0
PH Takahashi, Shinji 0-for-1 7: G6
P Romero, Levi 0-for-0
(3B) Furuki, Shigeyuki 2-for-3 3: 1B, 5: G3, 8: 1B
(P) Nishimura, Kentaro 0-for-1 3: G1
PH-LF Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-2 5: 1B, 8: DP

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishimura, Kentaro, L 5 93 22 17 4 1 5 3 0 2 0 0 3 2 1.588
Nomaguchi, Takahiko 2 24 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Romero, Levi 2 24 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.057
9 141 34 29 4 1 7 3 0 2 0 0 3 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Hatakeyama hits a double to right. Balentien hits a 2-run homer to left. Miyamoto grounds out to short. Guiel strikes out swinging. Aikawa strikes out looking.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki reaches on a catching error (E3), runner on first. Tanaka hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Kawabata flies out to short. Hatakeyama hits an RBI single to right and gets thrown out trying to advance to second.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Miwa takes over in left.
Fujimura flies out to second. Chono grounds out to third. Y. Takahashi hits a solo homer to right.
Pitching change: Kyuko in for Masubuchi.
Ogasawara strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto flies out to right. Fujimura hits an infield single. Chono grounds out to the catcher, runner on second. Y. Takahashi flies out to center.

Top of the 3rd
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Masubuchi grounds out to the pitcher. Aoki strikes out swinging. Tanaka hits a single to right. Kawabata walks, runners on first and second. Hatakeyama flies out to short.

Top of the 4th
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Balentien walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Miyamoto. Guiel flies out to right. Aikawa gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Masubuchi strikes out looking.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows stopped a 2-game losing streak.  At 10-6-4 with 4 games remaining between the two teams, the Swallows stopped a streak of 10 straight losing seasons against the Giants. ... Masubuchi won his first start in 4 games and evened his record to 6-6. ... Kyuko saved his 1st game of the year and of his career.  He also became the first Swallow to record a save in his first year since Yoichi Okabayashi in 1991. ... Balentien's homer in the 2nd was his first at Tokyo Dome.

Yomiuri: The Giants' 2-game winning streak came to an end. ... Nishimura took the loss, ending his streak of 5 straight victories as a starter.  He is now 5-1. ... Takahashi now has 13 double-digit home run seasons under his belt.  This was also his first homer batting out of the fourth spot since 7/17/2004.