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Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0 – Yomiuri Giants 1 (September 10, 2011)

by on Sep.10, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 8-8, 2.66 - Kentaro Nishimura (YOM) 6-1, 1.45

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Yomiuri 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 4 0

Attendance: 40361 | Yomiuri leads series, 13-6-1 | Time: 3:14

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 14, DPs in: 2nd, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 1-for-4 1: 2B, 3: G3, 4: BB, 7: SO, 8: L1
(SS) Kimura, Shogo 1-for-5 1: SO, 3: G6, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 9: F7
(LF) Shima, Shigenobu 1-for-5 1: f2, 3: 1B, 5: F9, 7: G6, 9: SO
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 2-for-3 1: SO, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: BB
(CF) Maru, Yoshihiro 0-for-2 2: BB, 3: G1, 5: F8
PH-RF Hirose, Jun 0-for-1 7: BB, 9: SO
(3B) Ishii, Takuro 1-for-4 2: DP, 4: 1B, 5: F6, 7: G3
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2 2: BB, 4: S2, 6: G6, 8: G6
(RF-CF) Nakahigashi, Naoki 2-for-3 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: G3
PH-CF Akamatsu, Masato 1-for-1 8: 1B
(P) Maeda, Kenta 0-for-3 2: L3, 4: F9, 6: G5
P Toyoda, Kiyoshi 0-for-0
P Aoki, Takahiro 0-for-0
PH Barden, Brian 1-for-1 8: 1B
PR Amaya, Soichiro 0-for-0 8: (BrO)
P Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Maeda, Kenta, L 6 80 21 21 3 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.618
Toyoda, Kiyoshi 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.571
Aoki, Takahiro 2/3 7 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.828
Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 1 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 100 28 28 4 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: SO, 6: G4, 8: F4
(3B-1B) Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-3 1: E6, 4: F8, 6: F8
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-3 1: DP, 4: 1B (SB), 6: F8
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: SO, 7: F9
LF Hashimoto, Itaru 0-for-0
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: G4, 7: F6
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-3 2: SO, 5: F4, 7: 1B
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: SO, 7: G3
(1B) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 1-for-2 3: G5, 5: 1B
PH Omura, Saburo 0-for-1 8: G5
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
(P) Nishimura, Kentaro 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G5
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
PH-3B Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-1 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishimura, Kentaro, W 6 2/3 122 31 26 8 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.350
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 1 1/3 29 6 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.137
Kubo, Yuya, S 1 20 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.936
9 171 41 34 10 0 6 6 0 1 2 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Ramirez hits a solo homer to left-center. Y. Takahashi strikes out swinging. Sakamoto strikes out swinging. Abe grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Higashide hits a double to left. Kimura fails on 3 sac bunt attempts. Shima fouls out to the catcher. Kurihara strikes out swinging.

Top of the 2nd
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Maru walks. Ishii hits into a double play. Ishihara walks. Nakahigashi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. K. Maeda lines out to first.

Top of the 3rd
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Higashide grounds out to first. Kimura grounds out to short. Shima hits a single to left. Kurihara walks, runners on first and second. Maru grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 4th
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Ishii hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishihara. Nakahigashi hits a single to right, runners on first and third. K. Maeda flies out to right. Higashide walks, bases loaded. Kimura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Furuki flies out to center. Chono hits a single to right. Ramirez strikes out swinging as Chono steals second. Y. Takahashi grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Higashide strikes out swinging. Kimura hits a single to center. Shima grounds out to short, runner on first. Kurihara hits a single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Nishimura.
Hirose, pinch-hitting for Maru, walks, bases loaded. Ishii grounds out to first.

Top of the 8th
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Hashimoto takes over in left.
Ishihara grounds out to short. Akamatsu, pinch-hitting for Nakahigashi, hits a single to center. Barden, pinch-hitting for Aoki, hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Amaya enters the game as a pinch-runner for Barden. Higashide lines out to the pitcher and Amaya gets doubled off first.

Top of the 9th
Kubo on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Furuki moves from third to first; Terauchi takes over at third.
Kimura flies out to left. Shima strikes out looking. Kurihara walks and advances to second on a wild pitch. Hirose strikes out swinging.

Notes

Injuries: K. Maeda (HIR) injured his right hand during his at bat in the 6th.  While he did pitch the bottom half of the inning, he did not return for the 7th.

Hiroshima: The Carp were handed their 17th shutout loss of the year (and eighth 1-0 loss). ... K. Maeda took the loss and dropped to 8-9, including 0-3 in 4 starts against the Giants.  This was his first loss since 8/10 vs Yakult -- in between losses he went 2-0 in 4 starts.

Yomiuri: The Giants recorded their 11th shutout victory of the season (and their first 1-0 victory since 6/7/2010). ... Nishimura got the win and improved to 7-1, including 4-0 in 9 games (5 starts) against the Carp. ... Kubo saved his 17th game of the year.  He has also allowed just 1 run over his last 30 outings (0 over his last 9 appearances). ... Ramirez now has 4 homers so far in September (8 games).