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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 – Yokohama Bay Stars 3 (September 8, 2011)

by on Sep.08, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 3-4, 2.91 - Brent Leach (YOK) 1-5, 5.23

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 7 13 0
Yokohama 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 13 1

Attendance: 11528 | Yakult leads series, 12-2-3 | Time: 4:33

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 13, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 3-for-6, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 6: E1, 8: 2B, 9: 2B
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F8, 4: L6, 5: 1B, 6: F7, 8: HBP, 9: G6
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: S1, 6: F7, 8: SO
1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-0
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G6, 4: 1B, 5: BB, 7: BB, 8: G5
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-0
P Okamoto, Naoya 0-for-0
P Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 0-for-0
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0
(LF) Iihara, Yasushi 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: F3, 4: BB, 5: 1B, 7: S1, 9: BB
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-4, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: G4, 5: 1B, 7: G6, 9: S1
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: G5, 4: BB, 5: F9, 7: F9, 9: HR
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-5 3: G6, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: SO, 9: 1B
(P) Muranaka, Kyohei 1-for-3 3: G6, 5: SO, 6: 1B
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
PH Whitesell, Josh 1-for-1 8: 2B
PR Miwa, Masayoshi 0-for-0, 1 R
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, W 6 111 28 24 9 1 5 3 0 1 0 0 3 3 3.065
Kyuko, Kentaro, H 2/3 10 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.780
Matsuoka, Kenichi, H 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.108
Matsui, Kosuke, H 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.395
Okamoto, Naoya 0/3 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka, H 2/3 17 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.635
Lim, Chang-Yong 1 20 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.348
9 170 43 37 13 1 6 5 0 1 0 0 3 3

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 13, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 6: DP, 8: BB
C Hosoyamada, Takeshi 0-for-0
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 1-for-4 1: F9, 3: L5, 5: S1, 7: 1B, 8: f5
(RF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F7, 4: 1B, 5: G3, 7: G3, 8: f5
P Yamaguchi, Shun 0-for-0
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: 1B (BrO), 5: BB, 7: BB, 9: F7
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 0-for-4, 1 R 2: G4, 4: BB, 5: SO, 7: F9, 9: SO
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 3-for-5, 1 RBI 2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: F4, 9: 1B
(CF) Yoshimura, Yuki 2-for-5 2: G1, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: G5, 9: F7
(C) Kurobane, Toshiki 0-for-3, 1 RBI 3: SO, 4: G9, 6: SO
PH-2B Fujita, Kazuya 1-for-1 8: 1B
(P) Leach, Brent 1-for-2 3: 1B, 4: SO
P Fukuyama, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
P Ohara, Shinji 0-for-0
PH Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 0-for-0 6: BB
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0
P Fujie, Hitoshi 0-for-0
P Shinohara, Takayuki 0-for-0
P Sanada, Hiroki 0-for-0
PH Harper, Brett 1-for-1 8: 1B
PR-RF Kita, Atsushi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Leach, Brent, L 4 2/3 106 24 20 7 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 4 4 5.551
Fukuyama, Hiroyuki 1 16 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
Ohara, Shinji 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.700
Ejiri, Shintaro 1 17 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.489
Fujie, Hitoshi 1/3 13 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.742
Shinohara, Takayuki 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.573
Sanada, Hiroki 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.219
Yamaguchi, Shun 1 34 7 5 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.152
9 197 47 38 13 1 5 5 1 3 0 0 7 7

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Murata hits a solo homer to left. Sledge grounds out to second. Nakamura flies out to right. Yoshimura grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Leach on the mound for Yokohama
Tanaka lines out to short. Kawabata hits a single to left. Hatakeyama hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Iihara walks, bases loaded. Miyamoto drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on second and third. Balentien walks, bases loaded. Aikawa flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Shimozono hits an infield single. Murata hits a single to right and Murata gets thrown out trying to advance to second, runner on third. Sledge walks, runners on first and third. Nakamura hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Yoshimura hits a single to center, bases loaded. Kurobane drives in a run with a ground out to right, runners on first and second. Leach strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Leach on the mound for Yokohama
Muranaka strikes out swinging. Aoki hits a single to right. Tanaka hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kawabata hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Hatakeyama walks, bases loaded. Iihara hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and third. Miyamoto hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Fukuyama in for Leach.
Balentien flies out to right.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Fujie in the mound for Yokohama
Aikawa strikes out swinging. Whitesell, pinch-hitting for Matsuoka, hits a double to center. Miwa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Whitesell. Aoki hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Tanaka gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Shinohara in for Fujie.
Kawabata strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Sanada in for Shinohara.
Hatakeyama grounds out to third.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yokohama
Defensive changes: Hosoyamada is the new catcher; Fujita takes over at second; Kita takes over in right.
Iihara walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Miyamoto. Balentien hits a 2-run homer to right. Aikawa hits a single to center. K. Kawashima flies out to short. Aoki hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Tanaka grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Kurobane strikes out swinging. Leach hits a single to right. Watanabe grounds out to second, runner on second. Ishikawa lines out to third.

Bottom of the 5th
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Watanabe hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Shimozono grounds out to first. Murata walks, runners on first and second. Sledge strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Fukuyama on the mound for Yokohama
Aikawa strikes out swinging. Muranaka hits an infield single. Aoki reaches on a fielding error (E1), runners on first and second. Tanaka flies out to left.
Pitching change: S. Ohara in for Fukuyama.
Kawabata flies out to left.

Bottom of the 6th
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Nakamura hits a single to left. Yoshimura hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kurobane fails on 3 sac bunt attempts. Kinjo, pinch-hitting for S. Ohara, walks, bases loaded. Watanabe hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Top of the 7th
Ejiri on the mound for Yokohama
Hatakeyama walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Iihara. Miyamoto grounds out to short, runner on third. Balentien flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th
Kyuko on the mound for Yakult
Ishikawa hits a single to right. Shimozono grounds out to first, runner on second. Murata walks, runners on first and second. Sledge flies out to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Kyuko.
Nakamura flies out to second.

Bottom of the 8th
K. Matsui on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Takeuchi takes over at first; K. Kawashima takes over at short.
Yoshimura grounds out to third.
Pitching change: Okamoto in for K. Matsui.
Fujita, pinch-hitting for Kurobane, hits a single to right. Harper, pinch-hitting for Sanada, hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kita enters the game as a pinch-runner for Harper.
Pitching change: Hashimoto in for Okamoto.
Watanabe walks, bases loaded. Ishikawa fouls out to third. Shimozono fouls out to third.

Notes

At 4 hours and 33 minutes, this is the longest game on record in either league this season. ... The two teams also set a new CL record for most pitchers used (combined) in a 9 inning game (15).

Yakult: The Bay Stars dropped their 3rd game in a row.  They also haven't won a game against the Swallows since 6/26 -- a span of 8 games in which they've gone 0-6-2. ... Leach lost his 4th start in a row and dropped to 1-6, including 0-2 in 2 starts against the Swallows.

Yokohama: The Swallows won their 3rd straight game. ... Muranaka won his 2nd straight start and evened his record to 4-4, including 1-0 in 2 starts against Yokohama. ... Murata's homer in the second inning was his first in 20 games.