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Yomiuri Giants 4 – Hanshin Tigers 3 (July 17, 2012)

by on Jul.17, 2012 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Announced Starters: Dicky Gonzalez (YOM) 3-1, 3.64 - Minoru Iwata (HAN) 5-8, 3.06

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

Attendance: 42575 | Yomiuri leads series, 10-3-1 | Time: 3:24

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: G6
(LF) Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 3: 1B, 4: G1, 7: SO
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0  
P Nishimura, Kentaro 0-for-0  
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: BB, 3: HR, 5: SO, 8: F6
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: G3, 8: f9
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F6, 5: G6, 8: F9
(1B) Gonzalez, Edgar 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: F9, 6: F9, 9: 1B
PR-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0  
(RF) Kajimae, Ryuichi 0-for-2 1: DP, 3: F7
PH-CF-LF Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-2 6: f5, 9: G1
(2B) Terauchi, Takayuki 1-for-3 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 9: S1
(P) Gonzalez, Dicky 0-for-1 2: SO, 4: S1
P Takagi, Yasunari 0-for-0  
P Tahara, Seiji 0-for-0  
PH-LF Yano, Kenji 0-for-2 7: SO, 9: SO
1B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0  

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Gonzalez, Dicky 42/3 98 25 23 8 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 3.408
Takagi, Yasunari, H 2/3 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.421
Tahara, Seiji, H 2/3 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.931
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.391
Nishimura, Kentaro, W 2 36 6 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.831
  9 161 38 36 8 1 9 1 1 0 0 0 3 1  

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: G5, 3: 1B, 4: G5, 6: E5, 9: SO
(2B) Maeda, Yamato 2-for-4 1: 2B, 3: 1B, 4: G5, 6: G6
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 9: G4
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: F8, 5: F8, 7: G4
(1B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 3: L5, 5: E5, 7: F8
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-3 2: BB, 3: SO, 5: G1, 7: SO
(3B) Arai, Ryota 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: HR, 8: F8
(CF) Ito, Hayata 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: L4, 5: 1B (CS), 8: SO
(C) Imanari, Ryota 1-for-4 2: G3, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 8: SO
C Komiyama, Shinji 0-for-0  
(P) Iwata, Minoru 0-for-1 2: SO
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-0 4: HBP
P Tsuru, Naoto 0-for-0  
PH Asai, Ryo 0-for-1 6: SO
P Tsutsui, Kazuya 0-for-0  
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0  
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0  
PH Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-1 9: F3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwata, Minoru, L 4 90 20 16 6 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 4 4 3.325
Tsuru, Naoto 2 24 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.484
Tsutsui, Kazuya 1 17 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.670
Fukuhara, Shinobu 1 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.862
Fujikawa, Kyuji 1 10 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.627
  9 150 36 31 7 1 8 3 0 2 0 0 4 4  

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Notes

HR: YOM: Sakamoto (8, one on, off Iwata).  HAN: R. Arai (4, one on, off Gonzalez).

Yomiuri: Nishimura got the win in relief and is 2-1 in thirty-seven games. ... The Giants won their second in a row.  They have also won their last six straight against the Tigers.

Hanshin: Iwata dropped his fourth straight start and is 5-9 in fifteen games. ... H. Ito made the starting line-up for the first time since April 1 and recorded his first Ichi-gun hit in the bottom of the 5th. ... R. Arai recorded his second modasho of the year.  His homer in the 5th was the franchise's 7,000th (since the start of the two-league format). ... The Tigers lost their third game in a row.

7 comments on “Yomiuri Giants 4 – Hanshin Tigers 3 (July 17, 2012)

  1. Brad

    Tigers need to get back to the basics. Past couple games they get the lead off guy on and can’t score him. Wada needs to bunt those guys into scoring position. Tigers need to get every run they can. They need to go “old school” style!

    1. Nathan

      I just don’t think their heart of the lineup has the ability to come up with big hits time and time again. That said, they play as if they got the best hitting machines on their team. They really do need to go back to the basics.

    2. Steve Novosel

      They need to stop batting 44 year old Kanemoto anywhere near the heart of the order, for a start. He’s been batting 5th lately. That’s just not gonna work.

      Of course I guess it’s better than having him bat 4th like they did in the earlier part of the year.

  2. Brad

    I still think Kanemoto should be coming off the bench…his bat isn’t that good and his fielding (arm) is terrible.

    1. fighting ham

      It’s not just about where an old player starts a game. The whole Hanshin offense needs a major overhaul. Toritani and Hirano (and Fujikawa) will be FAs at the end of the season and they probably won’t re-sign Brazell (and Murton if his stats stay the same).

      The sooner they start the rebuilding process, the better. They need to send to the field as many young players as possible every game. The win-loss record shouldn’t matter this season.

  3. Tim

    I think that’s “The Tigers’ spirit”, they will never bunt. Looking at Orix for last 2 seasons, they rarely bunt even their lineup “is totally a joke” (as I read some comments from the Buffaloes fans here). This might change if someone more realistic like Ochiai comes, but it seems like never.

  4. christopher

    The last thing the Tigers want to do is to employ the worthless bunt. It is more getting rid of the idiot in charge and is team of performing monkeys. Oh yes, and putting Kanemoto out to grass

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