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Yomiuri Giants 4 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 (September 4, 2011)

by on Sep.04, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kentaro Nishimura (YOM) 5-1, 1.45 - Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 8-6, 2.40

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

Attendance: 21998 | Yakult leads series, 12-7-4 | Time: 3:10

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 2-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: 1B (SB), 6: F8, 7: 1B
(RF-LF) Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: f3, 6: F7, 7: SO
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G5, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 8: F9
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: F7, 4: 1B (BrO), 7: HR, 8: G6
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F7, 5: F4, 7: HR, 8: 1B (SB)
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3 2: F6, 5: 1B, 7: HBP, 8: F7
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 1-for-2 3: G6, 5: 1B (CS)
PH-1B Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2 7: F8, 9: SO
(3B) Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-3 3: G5, 5: SO, 7: S1, 9: G4
(P) Nishimura, Kentaro 0-for-2 3: SO, 6: SO
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-0 7: BB
P Nomaguchi, Takahiko 0-for-0
CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-1 9: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishimura, Kentaro, W 6 98 24 21 5 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 1.454
Nomaguchi, Takahiko, H 1 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.250
Kubo, Yuya, S 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.006
9 128 33 30 5 1 4 1 0 2 0 0 1 1

Yakult

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-3 1: E3, 3: f5, 5: BB, 8: G5
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-3 1: S1, 3: G3, 5: G4, 8: G5
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: G4, 6: G4
PH-SS Kawashima, Keizo 0-for-1 8: SO
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-4 1: F4, 4: G5, 6: G4, 9: SO
(RF) Takeuchi, Shinichi 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: G4, 6: 3B, 9: G4
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G4, 6: G4, 9: F9
(LF) Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-3 2: DP, 5: f2, 7: G5
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 2-for-3 2: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: F9
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 0-for-1 2: SO, 5: S1
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
PH Whitesell, Josh 0-for-1 7: G3
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
P Okamoto, Naoya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori, L 6 0/3 103 23 23 7 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2.488
Oshimoto, Takehiko 1 23 6 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.101
Matsuoka, Kenichi 1 19 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.273
Okamoto, Naoya 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 156 36 33 9 2 7 1 1 1 0 0 4 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Takeuchi hits a solo homer to right. Miyamoto hits a single to center. Iihara hits into a 6-4-3 double play. Aikawa hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E6). Ishikawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Fujimura hits a single to left.  Fujimura steals second and advances to third on a throwing error (E2). Tani fouls out to first. Chono grounds out to short. Ramirez hits an RBI single to left and gets thrown out trying to advance to second.

Top of the 7th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Chono hits a single to center. Ramirez hits a 2-run homer to left. Sakamoto hits a solo homer to left.
Pitching change: Oshimoto in for Ishikawa.
Abe gets hit by a pitch. Kamei, pinch-hitting for S. Takahashi, flies out to center. Terauchi hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Y. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Nishimura, walks, runners on first and second. Fujimura hits a single to left, bases loaded. Tani strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki reaches on a fielding error (E3), runner on first. Tanaka hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Kawabata strikes out swinging. Hatakeyama flies out to second.

Top of the 5th
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto flies out to second. Abe hits a single to center. S. Takahashi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Terauchi strikes out swinging as S. Takahashi gets caught trying to steal second.

Bottom of the 5th
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Iihara fouls out to the catcher. Aikawa hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Aoki walks, runners on first and second. Tanaka grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Kawabata grounds out to second. Hatakeyama grounds out to second. Takeuchi hits a triple to center. Miyamoto grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Chono flies out to right. Ramirez grounds out to short. Sakamoto hits a single to left and steals second. Abe flies out to left.

Notes

Yomiuri: The Giants stopped a 2-game losing streak.  They also finished out the year 1-9-2 in games on the road against the Swallows, a first in franchise history since 1952 (that is, finishing the season with 1 or fewer victories on the road against a team). ... Nishimura got the win and improved to 6-1, including 2-1 in 5 games (3 starts) against Yakult. ... Kubo saved his 15th game of the year.

Yakult: The Swallows' 3-game winning streak came to an end. ... Ishikawa took the loss and is now 8-7, including 1-2 in 4 starts against the Giants.  His 2-game winning streak (over 3 starts) also came to an end.  He also made the start on 4 days of rest, a first since 10/7/2007. ... Takeuchi has now hit homers in back-to-back games (first since 8/2010).