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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 – Yomiuri Giants 6 (September 20, 2011)

by on Sep.20, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 4-4, 3.38 - Hirokazu Sawamura (YOM) 7-11, 2.22

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

Attendance: 39363 | Yakult leads series, 12-8-4 | Time: 2:46

Yakult

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4 1: SO, 3: 1B, 6: G4, 8: 1B
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: G6, 8: G4
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-3 1: DP, 3: F8, 6: 1B
PH-SS Kawashima, Keizo 0-for-1 8: SO
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-3 2: f2, 4: SO, 6: BB, 9: SO
(LF) Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: F3, 6: G6, 9: BB
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: G5, 7: G3
3B Morioka, Ryosuke 0-for-0 9: HBP
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-4 3: F5, 5: G6, 7: F3, 9: f3
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-3, 1 R 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: G6
P Hidaka, Ryo 0-for-0
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-0
PH Whitesell, Josh 0-for-1 9: SO
(P) Muranaka, Kyohei 0-for-1 3: S5, 5: SO
P Yamamoto, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 0-for-0
C Nakamura, Yuhei 0-for-1 8: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Muranaka, Kyohei, L 4 2/3 71 20 18 5 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 4 3.659
Yamamoto, Tetsuya 1/3 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.800
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 1 22 5 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.418
Hidaka, Ryo 1 17 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.250
Matsui, Kosuke 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.673
8 129 33 30 8 3 10 2 0 1 0 0 6 6

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-2 1: F7, 3: SO
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 5: F4
3B Furuki, Shigeyuki 1-for-1 7: 1B
(3B-2B) Terauchi, Takayuki 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F9, 3: SO, 5: 2B, 7: SO
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: F8, 7: SO
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-3, 1 R 1: L4, 4: G1, 6: BB, 8: F8
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI 2: F4, 4: HR, 6: HR, 8: SO
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: F8, 6: 1B
PR-LF Hashimoto, Itaru 0-for-1 6: (CS), 8: G4
(RF) Yano, Kenji 0-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 4: F7, 6: SO
(1B) Fields, Josh 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 5: 2B, 6: SO
(P) Sawamura, Hirokazu 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: S3, 7: SO
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Albaladejo, Jonathan 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sawamura, Hirokazu, W 7 1/3 98 28 26 6 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2.177
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.063
Albaladejo, Jonathan 1 21 5 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.400
9 127 35 31 6 0 7 2 1 1 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Abe flies out to second. Ramirez strikes out looking. Yano walks. Fields hits a 2-run homer (2) to right. Sawamura strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Balentien flies out to third. Aikawa hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Muranaka. Aoki hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Tanaka hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Kawabata flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Chono grounds out to the pitcher. Abe hits a solo homer (16) to right. Ramirez flies out to center. Yano flies out to left.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Fields hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Sawamura. Tani, pinch-hitting for Fujimura, flies out to second. Terauchi hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: T. Yamamoto in for Muranaka.
Sakamoto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Chono walks. Abe hits a 2-run homer (17) to right-center.  Ramirez hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Hashimoto. Hashimoto gets caught trying to steal second. Yano strikes out swinging. Fields strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 6th
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Furuki takes over at third; Terauchi moves from third to second.
Aoki grounds out to second. Tanaka grounds out to short. Kawabata hits an infield single. Hatakeyama walks, runners on first and second. Takeuchi grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th
Albaladejo on the mound for Yomiuri
Hatakeyama strikes out swinging. Takeuchi walks. Morioka gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Balentien fouls out to first. Whitesell, pinch-hitting for K. Matsui, strikes out swinging.

Notes

This was the final game between the Swallows and Giants this season.  The Swallows took the series, 12-8-4.  The 8 wins for the Giants is a low since 1997.

Yakult: Muranaka took the loss and dropped to 4-5, including 3-2 in 5 starts against the Giants.  His personal 2-game winning streak (span of 3 starts) also came to an end.  In 5 starts against Sawamura this season, Muranaka is 3-2.

Yomiuri: The Giants now have five 3-homer games this season (and first 3-homer game at Tokyo Dome). ... Sawamura won his 2nd straight start and is now 8-11, including 2-4 in 6 starts against the Swallows.  His scoreless inning streak also ended at 20.2 innings. ... Abe recorded his 22nd multi-homer game of his career.