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Hanshin Tigers 2 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 (September 11, 2011)

by on Sep.11, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Randy Messenger (HAN) 10-3, 2.29 - Yuki Shichijo (YAK) 4-0, 4.87

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

Attendance: 21972 | Hanshin leads series, 10-6-0 | Time: 2:54

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B-CF) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-3, 2 R 1: F9, 3: F4, 6: BB, 8: 1B
(CF) Shibata, Kohei 1-for-3 1: SO, 4: F4, 6: 1B
PH-2B Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-0 8: S1
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: BB, 4: G6, 6: L5, 8: 1B (BrO)
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: 2B, 8: 1B
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-4 2: G6, 5: 1B, 6: G1, 8: L6
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3 2: F7, 5: G4, 7: SO
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 9: SO
(1B) Morita, Issei 0-for-4 2: G6, 5: F7, 7: F7, 9: SO
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-2 3: F9, 5: SO
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 1-for-1 7: 1B
PR-LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-1 9: L6
(P) Messenger, Randy 0-for-2 3: G6, 6: SO
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 7: F7
C Komiyama, Shinji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy 6 87 24 18 2 0 3 4 0 2 1 0 2 2 2.323
Watanabe, Ryo 1 16 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.929
Enokida, Daiki, L 1 24 5 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.132
8 127 32 25 3 1 4 5 0 2 1 0 4 4

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: G2, 5: G3, 8: G6
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-3, 1 R 1: G4, 4: BB, 5: G4, 8: G5
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-3, 1 R 1: G6, 4: F9, 5: G4, 8: BB
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 8: HR
(LF) Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO
PH-LF Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-1 8: G5
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-3, 2 RBI 2: G6, 4: 2B, 6: G4
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-1 3: BB, 4: IBB, 7: F9
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-1 3: S1, 4: BB, 7: SO
(P) Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 0-for-1 3: S3, 4: G4
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-0
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
PH Whitesell, Josh 0-for-1 7: G4
P Kyuko, Kentaro 0-for-0
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
SS Kawashima, Keizo 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 5 2/3 83 22 20 3 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.601
Matsui, Kosuke, H 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.786
Oshimoto, Takehiko, H 1 16 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.942
Kyuko, Kentaro 1/3 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.948
Matsuoka, Kenichi, W 2/3 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 10 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.250
9 120 35 32 7 0 8 2 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Tanaka walks. Kawabata flies out to right. Hatakeyama hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Takeuchi strikes out looking. Miyamoto hits a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Balentien gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Aikawa walks, bases loaded. Masubuchi grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Messenger strikes out swinging. Hirano walks. Shibata hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Toritani lines out to third. Arai hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: K. Matsui in for Masubuchi.
Murton grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kyuko on the mound for Yakult
Hirano hits a single to center. Uemoto, pinch-hitting for Shibata, hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Toritani hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Kyuko.
Arai hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Murton lines out to short and Toritani gets doubled off second.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Enokida on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Hirano moves from second to center; Uemoto takes over at second.
Aoki grounds out to short. Tanaka grounds out to third. Kawabata walks. Hatakeyama hits a 2-run homer to left-center. Iihara, pinch-hitting for Takeuchi, grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Balentien walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Aikawa. Masubuchi hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Aoki grounds out to the catcher.

Top of the 5th
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Murton hits a single to center. Kanemoto grounds out to second, runner on second. Morita flies out to left. A. Fujii strikes out swinging.

Notes

Hanshin: The Tigers dropped their 3rd game in a row. ... Enokida took the loss in relief (his first against an CL team) and dropped to 2-3.  He also gave up his first Ichi-gun homer of his career.

Yakult: The Swallows won their 6th straight game.  This was also their first 3-game sweep of the Tigers since 2009 (5/15 - 5/17). ... Matsuoka got the win in relief and improved to 2-1. ... Lim saved his 24th game of the year. ... Kyuko's consecutive scoreless appearances streak came to an end at 22 games.