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Hanshin Tigers 2 – Yomiuri Giants 1 (August 24, 2011)

by on Aug.24, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Atsushi Nomi (HAN) 6-7, 2.52 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 12-3, 1.62

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

Attendance: 41896 | Hanshin leads series, 9-8-0 | Time: 2:35

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 1, DPs in: 2nd, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF-2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: HR, 6: G4, 9: G3
(2B) Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-2 1: G6, 4: SO
PH-CF-LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-2 6: SO, 9: G1
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-4 1: G3, 4: F8, 7: G3, 9: G1
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-2 2: BB, 4: G6, 7: SO
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-3 2: DP, 5: 1B (CS), 7: SO
(1B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 8: f3
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: F7, 5: G3, 8: HR
CF Shibata, Kohei 0-for-0
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-2 3: G6, 6: BB, 8: G4
(P) Nomi, Atsushi 0-for-2 3: G5, 6: S1, 8: SO
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nomi, Atsushi, W 8 131 31 28 4 1 11 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.443
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 11 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.262
9 142 34 31 4 1 13 3 0 0 0 0 1 1

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F7, 5: F4, 8: f5
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-2 1: G6, 3: G4, 5: BB (SB)
PH-LF Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 8: G4
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-3 1: 1B, 4: SO, 5: SO, 8: BB
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: HR, 6: SO, 8: SO
3B Nakai, Daisuke 0-for-0
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: BB, 6: F8, 9: SO
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 0-for-3 2: f3, 4: SO, 6: F7
PH Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-1 9: SO
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4 2: F6, 4: 1B, 7: F8, 9: G4
(3B-2B) Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-3 3: SO, 4: SO, 7: F4
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, L 9 126 30 27 3 2 8 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 1.647
9 126 30 27 3 2 8 2 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Hirano hits a solo homer to right. Uemoto strikes out swinging. Toritani flies out to center. Arai grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Chono strikes out swinging. Ramirez hits a solo homer to center. Y. Takahashi walks. S. Takahashi strikes out swinging. Abe hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Terauchi strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Sekimoto fouls out to first. Kanemoto hits a solo homer to right. A. Fujii grounds out to second. Nomi strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 5th
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Utsumi strikes out looking. Sakamoto flies out to second. Fujimura walks and steals second. Chono strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
A. Fujii walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nomi. Hirano grounds out to second, runner on third. Shunsuke, pinch-hitting for Uemoto, strikes out looking.

Notes

Hanshin: Nomi got the win and evened his record to 7-7.  Nomi has not lost a game since 7/10 (vs Yakult) and is 3-0 in 6 starts since.  He also improved to 3-1 in 5 starts against the Giants. ... Fujikawa saved his 29th game of the year. ... Hirano's homer in the 4th came in his 404th at bat of the season.  It's also his first homer since 8/4/2010 (and 16th of his career). ... Kanemoto picked up his 466th career homer in the 8th.

Yomiuri: Utsumi lost his 2nd straight start and is now 12-4, including 2-2 in 5 starts against the Tigers.  His 5-game winning streak at Tokyo Dome also came to an end.  This Utsumi's 3rd complete game loss of his career. ... Ramirez recorded his 350th career homer in the 4th inning.