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ASG: Central League 4 – Pacific League 1 (July 20, 2012)

by on Jul.20, 2012 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Central League vs Pacific League @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Announced Starters: Toshiya Sugiuchi (YOM) - Yuki Saito (HAM)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Central 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
Pacific 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0

Attendance: 33335 | Central leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 2:34

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 1)

Pos Player Name Performance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4, 1 R SO DP 1B (5) SO  
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4, 1 R G4 2B (9) F6 F7  
(DH) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-3 G4 FO2 1B (9)  
PH-DH-LF Wada, Kazuhiro 0-for-1 F7  
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-2 SO G4 BB  
C Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-1 SO  
C Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-0                  
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 2-for-2, 1 R, 2 RBI 1B (8) 1B (5) SH7  
CF Oshima, Yohei 0-for-1 F6  
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI HR (LF) FO2 G3  
1B Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-1 SO  
(LF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-3 1B (8) F8 SO  
PH Murata, Shuichi 0-for-1 SO
P Barnette, Tony 0-for-0                  
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-3 FC6 SO SO  
3B Dobayashi, Shota 0-for-1 F6
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-2 1B (7) G1  
PH-2B Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-2 FO2 FO3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sugiuchi, Toshiya, W 2 15 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.500
Tateyama, Shohei 2 30 8 8 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Tajima, Shinji 1 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Nomi, Atsushi 2 26 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Barnette, Tony , S 1 15 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  9 104 31 31 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1  

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(CF) Yoh, Dai-Kang 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI HR (RF) F9 F7 2B (9)
(RF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-3 G6 G1 F8  
PH Kakunaka, Katsuya 0-for-1 FO2
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4 F8 1B (8) SO F9
(1B) Lee, Dae-Ho 0-for-3 F4 G5 F6  
PH Pena, Wily Mo 0-for-1 F9
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 0-for-3 F8 SO F4  
SS Akashi, Kenji 0-for-0                  
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-1 F9  
PH-DH Nakamura, Takeya 0-for-2 SO SO  
(2B) Iguchi, Tadahito 0-for-3 G5 F5 F9  
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-3 2B (7) FO3 F6  
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 G6 F8  
C Shima, Motohiro 0-for-1 G5  

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Saito, Yuki, L 3 49 15 15 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 9.000
Nishi, Yuki 1 13 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Masuda, Naoya 1 24 6 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 9.000
Aoyama, Koji 1 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Morifuku, Masahiko 1 14 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Hirano, Yoshihisa 1 13 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kishida, Mamoru 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  9 135 36 34 8 1 9 1 0 0 1 0 4 4  

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Notes

Manabu Kitabeppu and the late Tsunemi Tsuda were recognized for their inductions into the Hall of Fame during a pre-game ceremony. ... Three junior high school students from Fukushima made speeches about conditions in the Tohoku region.

HR: CL: Nakamura (1, one on, of Y. Saito).  PL: Yoh (1, none on, off Sugiuchi).

Game 1 Awards:

MVP: Nakamura
Fighting Spirit: Balentien, Nomi, Yoh

Broadcast: TV Asahi
Guest commentator: Kimiyasu Kudo
Broadcast booth guests: Yuki Saito and Kenta Maeda; Atsunori Inaba and Shinya Miyamoto.

Central: Nakamura yanked out his homer on the first pitch he saw. ... Balentien made a strong and accurate throw that almost got Nakata out at third base in the 3rd inning. ... Abe did an impression of Noriyoshi Omichi  during his at bat in the 3rd inning. ... Sakamoto played some second for the first time since 2008.

Pacific: Yoh became the first PL player to lead-off an All-Star game with a home run since Ichiro in 1996 (Y. Takahashi was the last player to record a lead-off homer for the CL in 2001).  He is also the fifteenth player to hit a home run in his first All-Star game/AB.  Source: Sponichi 7/20/2012 ... Nakata hit the Dome roof in the top of the 3rd and was granted a double when the ball failed to drop back down.