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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1 (September 13, 2011)

by on Sep.13, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Toyo Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Katsuki Akagawa (YAK) 2-1, 2.09 - Yuya Fukui (HIR) 7-7, 4.09

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

Attendance: 15912 | Series tied, 8-8-2 | Time: 3:40

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-3, 2 RBI 1: F9, 3: 1B (BrO), 5: BB, 6: 1B, 8: BB
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-4 1: F5, 3: G6, 5: S3, 6: G6, 8: SO
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: BB, 5: F7, 7: 1B, 9: G5
SS Kawashima, Keizo 0-for-0
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G6, 3: G4, 5: BB, 7: HR, 9: G5
1B Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-0
(LF) Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-5 2: F7, 4: G1, 5: F9, 7: F9, 9: F9
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 7: G5
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 2-for-4, 1 R 2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: F6, 6: S3, 8: SO
(P) Akagawa, Katsuki 0-for-3 3: SO, 4: G6, 6: SO
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
PH Whitesell, Josh 0-for-1 8: F8
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
P Lim, Chang-Yong 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Akagawa, Katsuki, W 6 120 24 21 3 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.020
Oshimoto, Takehiko, H 1 13 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.887
Matsuoka, Kenichi, H 1 20 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.939
Lim, Chang-Yong, S 1 18 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.204
9 171 36 33 6 1 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 1

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 2-for-3 1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 8: 1B
(CF) Akamatsu, Masato 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: G6, 5: F5, 8: G4
(3B) Barden, Brian 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 4: F8, 6: HR, 8: SO
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 1-for-4 2: F4, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: SO
(LF-RF) Maru, Yoshihiro 0-for-3 2: BB, 4: F7, 6: SO, 9: F6
(RF) Hirose, Jun 0-for-2 2: G3, 4: BB, 6: F4
P Imai, Keisuke 0-for-0
PH Nakahigashi, Naoki 0-for-1 9: G1
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: SO
PH Ishii, Takuro 0-for-1 7: SO
C Kura, Yoshikazu 0-for-0
PH Amaya, Soichiro 1-for-1 9: 1B
(SS) Kimura, Shogo 1-for-4 3: SO, 5: F9, 7: G4, 9: 1B
(P) Fukui, Yuya 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G5
P Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 0-for-0
P Toyoda, Kiyoshi 0-for-0
PH-LF Shima, Shigenobu 0-for-2 7: F1, 9: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Fukui, Yuya, L 6 104 29 24 8 0 2 3 0 2 1 0 2 2 4.034
Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 0/3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.455
Toyoda, Kiyoshi 1 13 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.864
Imai, Keisuke 2 31 7 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.522
9 151 41 35 10 1 5 4 0 2 1 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Fukui on the mound for Hiroshima
Miyamoto hits a single to right. Balentien hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Aikawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Akagawa strikes out swinging. Aoki hits a 2-run single to center, runner to second. Tanaka grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Akagawa on the mound for Yakult
Barden hits a solo homer to left. Kurihara grounds out to short. Maru strikes out looking. Hirose flies out to second.

Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kikuchihara on the mound for Hiroshima
Kawabata hits an infield single.
Pitching change: Toyoda in for Kikuchihara.
Hatakeyama hits a 2-run homer to left-center. Iihara flies out to right. Miyamoto grounds out to third. Balentien strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Fukui on the mound for Hiroshima
Aoki flies out to right. Tanaka flies out to third. Kawabata hits a double to left. Hatakeyama grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 2nd
Akagawa on the mound for Yakult
Kurihara flies out to second. Maru walks. Hirose grounds out to first, runner on second. Ishihara strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd
Fukui on the mound for Hiroshima
Akagawa strikes out swinging. Aoki hits a single to center and advances to second on a wild pitch. Tanaka hits a grounder to short and Aoki gets thrown out running the bases, runner on first. Kawabata walks, runners on first and second. Hatakeyama grounds out to second.

Top of the 4th
Fukui on the mound for Hiroshima
Iihara grounds out to the pitcher. Miyamoto hits a double to left. Balentien hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Aikawa flies out to short. Akagawa grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th
Akagawa on the mound for Yakult
Barden flies out to center. Kurihara hits a single to center. Maru flies out to left. Hirose walks, runners on first and second. Ishihara strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Fukui on the mound for Hiroshima
Aoki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Kawabata flies out to left. Hatakeyama walks, runners on first and second. Iihara flies out to right.

Bottom of the 9th
Lim on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: K. Kawashima takes over at short; Takeuchi takes over at first.
Maru flies out to short. Nakahigashi, pinch-hitting for Imai, grounds out to the pitcher. Amaya, pinch-hitting for Kura, hits an infield single. Kimura hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Shima grounds out to short.

Notes

Injuries: Kikuchihara was removed from the game after he injured his left Achilles tendon while pitching in the 7th.

Yakult: The Swallows won their 7th game in a row. ... Akagawa won his 2nd straight start and improved to 3-1, including 1-0 in 3 games (2 starts) against the Carp. ... Lim saved his 25th game of the year. ... Hatakeyama celebrated his 29th birthday today.  It was the first time in his pro career that he managed to hit a homer on his birthday.

Hiroshima: The Carp lost their 3rd straight game. ... Fukui lost his 2nd straight start and dropped to 7-8, including 1-1 in 5 starts against the Swallows. ... Barden's homer in the 6th was his first in 102 trips to the plate.