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Hanshin Tigers 6 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 (September 18, 2011)

by on Sep.18, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Hiroshima Toyo Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 13:30
Potential Starters: Randy Messenger (HAN) 10-3, 2.32 - Bryan Bullington (HIR) 12-8, 2.30

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 6 11 0
Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 11 0

Attendance: 31665 | Series tied, 9-9-0 | Time: 3:34

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F9, 5: G4, 7: S9, 9: SO
(CF) Shibata, Kohei 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G3, 3: SO, 5: F7, 7: S9, 9: 1B
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 4: BB (SB), 6: 1B (SB), 7: SO, 9: 1B
(3B-1B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: F7, 6: G4, 8: HBP, 9: f9
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: SO, 6: 1B
PR-3B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-0 8: S2
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: f9, 6: F8, 8: L4
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 2-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI 2: HR, 5: HR, 6: SO, 8: IBB
PR-LF Asai, Ryo 0-for-0
(C) Fujii, Akihito 2-for-4, 1 R 2: f2, 5: 2B, 7: 3B, 8: F9
(P) Messenger, Randy 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: F8
P Fujihara, Masanori 0-for-0
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-0 7: BB
PR Uemoto, Hiroki 0-for-0, 1 R 7: (SB)
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 1-for-1 9: 1B
PR Kano, Keisuke 0-for-0 9: (CS)
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, W 5 2/3 96 24 24 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.441
Fujihara, Masanori, H 1/3 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.571
Watanabe, Ryo 1/3 13 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.827
Enokida, Daiki, H 2/3 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.064
Fukuhara, Shinobu, H 1 19 5 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.177
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.055
9 153 38 35 11 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 3

Hiroshima

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: f5, 5: SO, 7: S1, 9: L6
(SS) Kimura, Shogo 1-for-3 1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: G5
PH Akamatsu, Masato 0-for-1 7: G1
C Kura, Yoshikazu 0-for-0
PH Nakahigashi, Naoki 0-for-1 9: G4
(LF) Matsuyama, Ryuhei 2-for-3, 1 R 1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: 1B
PH Mukae, Yuichiro 0-for-1 7: G6
P Umetsu, Tomohiro 0-for-0
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: F3, 6: 2B, 8: 1B (BrO)
(CF-LF) Maru, Yoshihiro 1-for-4 2: L5, 4: f7, 6: G3, 8: 1B
(RF) Hirose, Jun 1-for-3, 2 RBI 2: F8, 4: G5, 6: 2B (BrO), 8: HBP
(3B) Ishii, Takuro 2-for-4, 1 R 2: G3, 5: 3B, 6: 1B, 8: F7
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2, 1 RBI 3: f3, 5: G4
PH-CF Amaya, Soichiro 0-for-1 7: BB, 8: F7
(P) Bullington, Bryan 0-for-2 3: G4, 5: SO
P Aoki, Takahiro 0-for-0
P Yokoyama, Ryuji 0-for-0
PH-SS Matsumoto, Takaaki 1-for-2 7: 1B (BrO), 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Bullington, Bryan, L 5 2/3 83 24 23 7 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 2.431
Aoki, Takahiro 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.638
Yokoyama, Ryuji 1 24 5 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 45.000
Umetsu, Tomohiro 2 29 10 7 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.447
9 140 40 33 11 2 6 3 1 1 0 0 6 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Bullington on the mound for Hiroshima
Arai grounds out to second. Brazell flies out to center. Murton hits a single to left. Kanemoto hits a 2-run homer (10) to right. A. Fujii fouls out to the catcher.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Bullington on the mound for Hiroshima
Kanemoto hits a solo homer (11) to right. A. Fujii hits a double to left. Messenger flies out to center. Hirano grounds out to second, runner on third. Shibata flies out to left.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Ishii hits a triple to center. Ishihara drives in a run with a ground out to second. Bullington strikes out looking. Higashide strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Bullington on the mound for Hiroshima
Toritani hits an infield single and steals second. Arai grounds out to second, runner on third. Brazell hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Yamato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brazell. Murton flies out to center.
Pitching change: Aoki in for Bullington.
Kanemoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Arai moves from third to first; Yamato takes over at third.
Kimura grounds out to third. Matuyama hits a single to left. Kurihara hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Maru grounds out to first. Hirose hits a 2-run double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: Fujihara in for Messenger.
Ishii hits a single to center and Hirose gets thrown out running the bases.

Top of the 7th - 2 run, 1 hit
Yokoyama on the mound for Hiroshima
A. Fujii hits a triple to center. Lin, pinch-hitting for Fujihara, walks, runners on first and third. Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Lin. Uemoto steals second, runners on second and third. Hirano hits a sac fly to right, runner on third. Shibata hits a sac fly to right. Toritani strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 4th
Bullington on the mound for Hiroshima
Toritani walks. Arai flies out to left. Brazell strikes out swinging as Toritani steals second. Murton fouls out to right.

Bottom of the 4th
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Kimura hits a single to right. Matsuyama hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Kurihara flies out to first. Maru fouls out to left. Hirose grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Amaya, pinch-hitting for Ishihara walks. Matsumoto, pinch-hitting for Yokoyama, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Higashide hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Enokida in for Watanabe.
Akamatsu, pinch-hitting for Kimura, hits a grounder to the pitcher and Matsumoto gets thrown out running the bases, runners on second and third. Makae, pinch-hitting for Matsuyama, grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Umetsu on the mound for Hiroshima
Defensive changes: Kura is the new catcher; Maru moves from center to left; Amaya takes over in center; Matsumoto takes over at short.
Arai gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yamato. Muton lines out to second. Kanemoto gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Asai enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kanemoto. A. Fujii flies out to right.

Bottom of the 8th
Fukuhara on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Asai takes over in left.
Kurihara hits a single to right. Maru hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hirose gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Ishii flies out to left and Kurihara tags up and gets thrown out at home, runners on first and second. Amaya flies out to left.

Top of the 9th
Umetsu on the mound for Hiroshima
Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Fukuhara, hits a single to right. Kano enters the game as a pinch-runner got Hiyama. Kano gets caught trying to steal second. Hirano strikes out looking. Shibata hits a single to center. Toritani hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Arai fouls out to right.

Notes

Actress Mitsuki Tanimura threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Hanshin: The Tigers' stopped a 2-game losing streak. ... Messenger got the win and improved to 11-3, including 2-0 in 2 starts against the Carp.  He's also 3-0 in 5 starts since his last loss on 8/13 (vs Yakult). ... Fujikawa saved his 34th game of the year. ... Brazell's hit and RBI in the 6th were his first since returning to active roster yesterday (span of 7 trips to the plate). ... Kanemoto has now hit double-digit homers in 18 straight seasons (since 1994, his third season).  He has now also hit homers off 222 different pitchers (4th most in NPB history).  His 225 homers as a Tiger are good for sole possession of 5th in franchise history.

Hiroshima: The Carp lost their 60th game of the year. ... Bullington took the loss and is now 12-9, including 2-2 in 4 starts against the Tigers.  He's also now 0-2 in 4 starts since his last victory on 8/24 (vs. Yokohama).