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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 – Yomiuri Giants 0 (March 30, 2012)

by on Mar.30, 2012 @ 7:45 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Announced Starters: Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 13 1
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

Attendance: 43869 | Yakult leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 2:41

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 12, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 3-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: L1
(CF) Ueda, Tsuyoshi 2-for-5, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B (CS), 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: G4
(LF) Milledge, Lastings 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F7, 5: SO, 6: F9, 9: BB
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 2-for-4, 2 R 1: G5, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: F7
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 1-for-4 1: G5, 3: 1B, 5: G3, 7: S1, 9: F8
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 3-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G5, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: S3, 9: 1B
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 0-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 3: BB, 5: SO, 7: G5, 9: SO
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-4 2: G6, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(P) Ishikawa, Masanori 1-for-4, 1 R 3: 1B, 4: G1, 6: G1, 8: G6
P Barnette, Tony 0-for-0  

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori, W 81/3 99 29 28 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Barnette, Tony, S 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  9 107 31 30 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-4 1: E1, 3: F4, 6: f7, 9: 1B
(LF) Bowker, John 1-for-4 1: f5, 3: SO, 6: G4, 9: 1B (SB)
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: G1, 7: G5, 9: SO
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-4 1: G3, 4: F5, 7: F7, 9: G6
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: f3, 7: F9
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-3 2: G3, 5: G3, 8: SO
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-2 2: BB, 5: F7, 8: G6
(2B) Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-3 2: F9, 5: G5, 8: SO
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-1 3: G5
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 6: F8
P Romero, Levi 0-for-0  
P Ono, Jumpei 0-for-0  
PH Ota, Taishi 0-for-1 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, L 6 108 30 29 12 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.500
Romero, Levi 1 15 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0.000
Ono, Jumpei 2 37 8 7 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  9 160 43 38 13 0 7 3 0 2 0 0 4 3  

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Notes

Sixteen members of AKB48 sang the national anthemArata Fujiwara threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Yakult: Ishikawa recorded his fourth opening day victory of his career and set a new franchise record.  He left the game after developing a cramp in his left leg in the 9th inning.

Yomiuri:  The Giants were handed their first opening day shutout loss in franchise history. ... Sakamoto broke up Ishikawa's no-hit bid with a one-out single to in the bottom of the 9th.