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Hanshin Tigers 2 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 (September 9, 2011)

by on Sep.09, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Minoru Iwata (HAN) 7-10, 2.32 - Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 7-6, 2.86

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

Attendance: 23845 | Hanshin leads series, 10-4-0 | Time: 3:05

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B-CF) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-3 1: F7, 3: G6, 6: G3, 8: BB
(CF) Shibata, Kohei 0-for-2 1: L4, 3: G4, 6: BB
PH Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-1 8: F4
C Komiyama, Shinji 0-for-0
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 4: G3, 6: F7, 8: SO
(1B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: HR, 4: F8, 6: F8, 9: L6
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-4 1: F9, 4: 1B (SB), 7: F9, 9: SO
(3B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: SO, 7: G5, 9: SO
(LF) Lin, Wei-Chu 1-for-3 2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: F9
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-2 2: DP, 5: F9
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 8: SO
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
(P) Iwata, Minoru 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Kojima, Tatsuya 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 1-for-1 8: 2B
PR-2B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-0 8: (SB)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwata, Minoru, L 5 71 21 20 6 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 2.441
Watanabe, Ryo 1 22 5 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.976
Kojima, Tatsuya 1 10 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.734
Fukuhara, Shinobu 1 25 6 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.095
8 128 35 32 8 1 6 2 0 1 0 0 4 3

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: 1B, 5: G3, 7: SO
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-3 1: S1, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: E3, 3: G4, 5: f3, 8: 1B
PR-LF Miwa, Masayoshi 0-for-0, 1 R
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 3-for-4 1: 1B, 4: 2B (BrO), 6: F8, 8: 2B
PR-SS Kawashima, Keizo 0-for-0
(LF) Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-3 1: DP, 4: G1, 6: E1
PH Whitesell, Josh 0-for-1 8: SO
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-4, 1 R 2: L3, 4: G6, 6: G4, 8: F7
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: HR, 6: IBB, 8: BB
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-4 2: G1, 4: F9, 6: F7, 8: F6
(P) Tateyama, Shohei 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: F9, 7: SO
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0
1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tateyama, Shohei, W 7 1/3 101 27 26 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.787
Kyuko, Kentaro, H 2/3 12 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.742
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 11 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.298
9 124 33 31 5 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Tateyama on the mound for Yakult
Hirano flies out to left. Shibata lines out to second. Toritani hits a double to left. Arai hits a 2-run homer to center. Murton flies out to right.

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Aoki hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Kawabata drives in a run with a ground out to first and reaches on a fielding error (E3), runner on first. Hatakeyama hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Iihara hits into  a 5-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Hatakeyama hits a double to center. Iihara fails to advance the runner on sac bunt, runner on first. Miyamoto grounds out to short, runner on first. Balentien hits a 2-run homer to left-center. Aikawa flies out to right.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Fukuhara on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Komiyama is the new catcher; Hirano moves from second to center; Yamato takes over at second.
Kawabata hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Miwa. Hatakeyama hits a double to left and runners advance on a throwing error (E7), one run scores, runner to third. K. Kawashima enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hatakeyama. Whitesell, pinch-hitting for Iihara, strikes out swinging. Miyamoto flies out to left. Balentien walks, runners on first and third. Aikawa flies out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Tateyama strikes out looking. Aoki hits a single to center. Tanaka grounds out to third, runner on second. Kawabata grounds out to second.

Top of the 4th
Tateyama on the mound for Yakult
Toritani grounds out to first. Arai flies out to center. Murton hits a single to left and steals second. Sekimoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Hatakeyama flies out to center. Iihara reaches on a fielding error (E1), runner to second. Miyamoto ground out to second, runner on third. Balentien gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Aikawa flies out to left.

Top of the 8th
Tateyama on the mound for Yakult
Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for A. Fujii, strikes out looking. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Kojima, hits a double to center. Yamato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama.
Pitching change: Kyuko in for Tateyama.
Yamato steals third. Hirano walks, runners on firs and third. Uemoto, pinch-hitting for Shibata, flies out to second. Toritani strikes out looking.

Notes

Hanshin: The Tigers' 3-game winning streak came to an end.  Their 3-game winning streak against the Swallows also came to an end. ... Iwata took the loss and dropped to 7-11, including 1-1 in 2 starts against the Swallows.  The 11 losses establishes a new career high for Iwata. ... Arai extended his hitting streak to 6 games.

Yakult: The Swallows won their 4th game in a row. ... Tateyama started his first game since 8/11 and picked up a win.  He is now 9-2 (this was his first start against Hanshin this year). ... Lim saved his 23rd game of the year. ... Kyuko tied Hitoki Iwase's (CHU) CL rookie record of not allowing a run in 21 straight appearances.