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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 – Hanshin Tigers 9 (August 26, 2011)

by on Aug.26, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 2-3, 2.59 - Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 6-4, 3.38

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 6 1
Hanshin 0 0 4 0 2 0 2 1 X 9 15 2

Attendance: 46858 | Hanshin leads series, 9-3-0 | Time: 3:19

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-5 1: G6, 3: F9, 6: G6, 7: G4, 9: G3
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: BB, 8: L3, 9: SO
(SS-3B) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: E1, 8: E5
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-3, 1 R 1: F9, 4: F7, 6: SO, 8: BB
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: 2B
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: G5, 7: 1B, 8: S8
P Yamamoto, Tetsuya 0-for-0
(LF) Guiel, Aaron 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 5: SO, 7: BB, 8: F8
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: F8, 7: SO
C Nakamura, Yuhei 1-for-1 9: 1B
(P) Muranaka, Kyohei 0-for-2 2: G4, 5: SO
P Watanabe, Koki 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-1 7: SO
P Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 0-for-0
SS Kawashima, Keizo 0-for-1 9: F6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Muranaka, Kyohei, L 5 96 27 24 8 0 5 3 0 0 1 0 6 4 3.086
Watanabe, Koki 1 14 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.140
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 1 23 6 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.780
Yamamoto, Tetsuya 1 23 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.375
8 156 42 39 15 0 6 3 0 0 1 0 9 7

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF-2B) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-5 1: G6, 3: f2, 4: SO, 6: G3, 7: f5
(2B-3B) Maeda, Yamato 2-for-5, 2 R 1: G1, 3: 1B, 4: SO, 6: F8, 8: 1B (SB)
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: BB, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: 1B, 5: E6, 6: F7, 8: G4
CF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(RF) Murton, Matt 4-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI 2: F9, 3: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: 1B, 8: 1B
(1B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B (BrO), 3: BB, 5: F9, 7: 1B, 8: G6
(LF) Kano, Keisuke 1-for-3, 2 RBI 2: SO, 3: 1B, 5: G5
PH-LF Shibata, Kohei 1-for-1 7: 1B
(C) Fujii, Akihito 1-for-3 2: 2B, 3: F8, 5: IBB, 7: DP
(P) Kubo, Yasutomo 0-for-3, 1 R 3: 振逃, 4: G1, 5: G4
PH Morita, Issei 1-for-1, 1 RBI 7: 2B
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kubo, Yasutomo, W 7 111 28 26 4 1 10 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.304
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 1/3 16 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.867
Enokida, Daiki 2/3 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.000
Fukuhara, Shinobu 1 14 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.271
9 150 38 34 6 1 11 3 0 0 1 0 4 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Balentied hits a single to left. Miyamoto strikes out looking. Guiel hits a 2-run homer to right. Aikawa strikes out swinging. Muranaka grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 4th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Kubo strikes out swinging and reaches on a wild pitch. Hirano fouls out on a sac bunt. Yamato hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Toritani strikes out swinging. Arai hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Murton hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Sekimoto walks, bases loaded. Kano hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and third. A. Fujii flies out to center.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Toritani hits a single to left. Arai reaches on a throwing error (E6) and a run scores, Arai to third. Murton hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Sekimoto flies out to right, runner on third. Kano grounds out to third. A. Fujii gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Kubo grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Murton hits a single to center. Sekimoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Shibata, pinch-hitting for Kano, hits a single to center, bases loaded. A. Fujii hits into a double play as a run scores, runner on third. Morita, pinch-hitting for Kubo, hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Hirano fouls out to third.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 1 hit
H. Kobayashi on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Shibata takes over in left.
Tanaka lines out to first. Kawabata reaches on a throwing error (E5), runner on first. Hatakeyama walks, runners on first and second. Balentien hits an RBI double to center, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Enokida in for H. Kobayashi.
Miyamoto hits a sac fly to center, runner on second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Guiel flies out to center.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
T. Yamamoto on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Nakamura is the new catcher; K. Kawashima takes over at short; Kawabata moves from short to third.
Yamato hits a single to right and steals second. Toritani strikes out swinging. Arai grounds out to second, runner on third. Murton hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Sekimoto grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Murton flies out to right. Sekimoto hits a single to center. Kano strikes out swinging. A.Fujii hits a double to center and Sekimoto gets thrown out trying to score.

Top of the 6th
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Aoki grounds out to short. Tanaka walks. Kawabata reaches on a throwing error (E1), runners on first and second. Hatakeyama strikes out swinging. Balentien strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Miyamoto hits a single to left. Guiel walks, runners on first and second. Aikawa strikes out swinging. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, strikes out swinging. Aoki grounds out to second.

Notes

Yakult: The Swallows lost their 2nd straight game. ... Muranaka lost his 4th straight start and dropped to 2-4, including 0-3 in 4 starts against the Tigers. ... Aoki has been held hitless by Kubo in 21 consecutive plate appearances (going back to 8/29/2010).

Hanshin: The Tigers are now 2-0-1 since their last loss on 8/23. ... Kubo won his 4th straight start and improved to 7-4, including 4-0 in 4 starts against Yakult (9 game winning streak against Yakult going back to 8/20/2009).  This was also his 6th double-digit strikeout game of his career (1st of the season). ... Murton collected his 3rd four hit game of the year. ... Arai was replaced on defense in the top of the 9th after he committed a throwing error in the top of the 8th.  This ended his streak of playing in every inning of every game also ended at 386.