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ASG: Pacific League 0 – Central League 4 (July 21, 2012)

by on Jul.21, 2012 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Pacific League vs Central League @ Botchan Stadium - 18:00
Announced Starters: Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) - Kenta Maeda (HIR)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pacific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Central 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 X 4 11 0

Attendance: 25612 | Central leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 2:27

Hitting (LOB: 2, DP: 1)

Pos Player Name Performance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3 G4 SO SO  
CF Yoh, Dai-Kang 0-for-1 SO
(RF) Kakunaka, Katsuya 0-for-4 G4 G3 FO5 F9
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 0-for-2 SO G4  
SS Akashi, Kenji 1-for-1 1B (7)  
(DH) Pena, Wily Mo 0-for-2 F4 SO  
PH-DH Nakamura, Takeya 0-for-1 FO3  
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-2 F7 FO3  
1B Lee, Dae-Ho 0-for-1 G5  
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-3 F8 1B (8) G6  
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-3 F4 1B (7) G6  
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-2 1B (7) DP  
PH Nakata, Sho 0-for-1 F8  
2B Iguchi, Tadahito 0-for-0                  
(C) Satozaki, Tomoya 0-for-2 F5 SO  
C Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-0                  
PH Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-1 SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Naruse, Yoshihisa, L 2 31 9 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.500
Yoshikawa, Mitsuo 3 40 12 12 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6.000
Otonari, Kenji 3 59 14 13 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3.000
  8 130 35 34 11 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 4 4  

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 1)

Pos Player Name Performance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(3B) Dobayashi, Shota 0-for-3 F8 SO SO  
LF Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-0 HBP  
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 2-for-4, 1 R F7 1B (7) G4 1B (8)  
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 1B (6) HR (LF) F9 DP  
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 2-for-2 1B (1) 1B (7)  
LF-RF Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-2, 1 R 1B (9) F9  
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1B (7) SO SO  
2B Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-1 1B (3)  
(DH) Murata, Shuichi 0-for-2 F9 F8  
PH-DH Ramirez, Alex 1-for-2 1B (8) F8  
(2B) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-2 F7 G4  
PH-3B Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-2 SO G5  
(1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-2 F9 G5  
1B Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-2, 1 RBI 1B (8) SO  
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-2 F8 G6  
C Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-1 F6  
C Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-0                  

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Maeda, Kenta, W 3 40 10 10 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Utsumi, Tetsuya 2 24 7 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Nomura, Yusuke 3 28 9 9 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Fujikawa, Kyuji 1 18 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  9 110 29 29 4 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

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Notes

The Women's National Baseball Team made an appearance before the start of the game as part of a PR event for the upcoming 5th Women's Baseball World Cup in Canada.

HR: CL: Sakamoto (1, one on, off Yoshikawa).

Game 2 Awards:

MVP: K. Maeda
Fighting Spirit: Sakamoto, Nomura, Akashi

Broadcast: TV Asahi
Guest commentator: Kimiyasu Kudo, Atsuya Furuta
Broadcast booth guests: Masahiro Tanaka; Motonobu Tanishige

Pacific: Naruse made the first All-Star Game start of his career.

Central: Maeda made his second career All-Star Game start of his career (2010, 2012).  He became the first pitcher to win MVP since Daisuke Matsuzaka in 2004; and the first Hiroshima pitcher since Yutaka Enatsu in 1980. ... Fujikawa celebrated his thirty-second birthday. ... Toritani played some second for the first time in his career. ... The CL recorded their first shutout victory since 2007.  The CL is now 73-77-9 against the PL.