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NS: Yomiuri Giants 10 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (November 1, 2012)

by on Nov.01, 2012 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB, Postseason

Yomiuri Giants vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:30
Posstible Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 15-6, 1.98 - Mitsuo Yoshikawa (HAM) 14-5, 1.71

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 10 15 0
Nippon Ham 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1

Attendance: 40579 | Yomiuri leads series, 3-2-0 | Time: 3:52

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 3: 1B, 4: F1, 5: HBP
PR-LF Suzuki, Takahiro 1-for-2, 1 RBI 7: G4, 9: 1B
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: S3, 3: S1, 4: 1B, 5: F7, 8: G4, 9: 1B
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F8, 3: 1B, 4: S8, 6: SO, 8: G4
2B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-1 9: f5
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F9, 3: 1B, 4: SO, 6: F9, 8: L3
(LF-RF) Yano, Kenji 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: S7, 5: f2, 6: G6, 9: 1B
(DH) Gonzalez, Edgar 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F7, 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: SO
PH-DH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-1, 1 R 9: 1B
(1B) Bowker, John 1-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 3: F8, 5: BB, 7: G6, 9: F9
(2B-SS) Terauchi, Takayuki 1-for-5, 1 R 2: G5, 4: E6, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(C) Kato, Ken 2-for-3, 2 RBI 2: G6, 4: HBP, 5: 2B, 7: 1B
PH Ishii, Yoshihito 0-for-0 9: BB
C Sanematsu, Kazunari 0-for-0  

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, W 8 127 30 30 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.200
Nishimura, Kentaro 1 19 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.750
  9 146 35 35 9 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 2  

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-4 1: G5, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: G5
(DH) Sugiya, Kenshi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 3: 2B, 6: SO, 8: F9
(RF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F6, 3: 1B, 6: G3, 8: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 9: SO
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-4 2: G1, 4: G4, 6: G5, 9: F8
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 3-for-4 2: G3, 4: 1B (CS), 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 4: SO, 7: SO
C Ono, Shota 1-for-1 9: 2B
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 2: F6, 5: F9
PH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 7: SO
SS Nakashima, Takuya 0-for-0  
PH Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-1 9: G4
(2B) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-1 3: G1
PH-2B Iwadate, Manabu 0-for-2 5: F9, 7: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshikawa, Mitsuo, L 22/3 65 15 11 6 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 5 12.150
Tadano, Kazuhito 1/3 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0.000
Moriuchi, Toshiharu 2 44 11 8 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 4.909
Molleken, Dustin 2 27 8 8 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.714
Saito, Yuki 2 53 11 10 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 9.000
  9 197 48 39 15 1 4 3 2 2 1 0 10 9  

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Scoring Plays

Yomiuri

2nd inning: Yano hits an infield single; Edgar flies out to left; Bowker hits a two-run home run to right; Terauchi grounds out to third; Kato grounds out to short.

3rd inning: Chono hits a single to center; T. Matsumoto hits a sac bunt, runner on second; Sakamoto hits an RBI single to right, runner on first; Murata hits a single to right, runners on first and third; Yano hits a sac fly to left, runner on first; Edgar hits an RBI double to center; Tadano relieves Yoshikawa; runner advances to third on a wild pitch; Bowker flies out to center.

4th inning: Terauchi reaches on a fielding E6; Kato gets hit by a pitch, Tadano tossed for dangerous pitch, Moriuchi relieves Tadano, runners on first and second; Chono pops out to the pitcher on a sac bunt attempt; T. Matsumoto hits a single to right, bases loaded; Sakamoto hits a sac fly to center, runners on first and second; Murata strikes out looking.

5th inning: Kano pops out to the catcher in foul territory; Edgar hits a single to left; Bowker walks, runners on first and second; Terauchi grounds out to second, runners on second and third; Kato clears the bases with a two-run double to left, runner on second; Chono gets hit by a pitch, leaves game, Suzuki enters the game as a pinch-runner, runners on first and second; Matsumoto flies out to left.

9th inning: Yano hits a single to center; Y. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Edgar, hits a single to right, runners on first and second; Bowker flies out to right, Terauchi strikes out swinging; Ishii, pinch-hitting for Kato, walks, bases loaded; Suzuki hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded; T. Matsumoto hits an RBI infield hit, bases loaded; Furuki pop out to third in foul territory.

Nippon Ham

2nd inning: Nakata hits a single to left: Koyano grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second; Inaba grounds out to first, runner on third; M. Kaneko hits an RBI double to right; Tsuruoka pops out to short.

3rd inning: Iiyama grounds out to the pitcher; Yoh grounds out to short; Sugiya hits a double to left; Itoi hits an RBI single to center, runner on first; Nakata strikes out swinging.

Runners in Scoring Position (only listing innings in which zero runs cross the plate)

Yomiuri: runner on third with two out in the top of the 1st; runners on first and third and two out in the top of the 7th.

Nippon Ham: runners on second and third with two out in the bottom of the 9th.

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Notes

Yomiuri leads series, 3-2.

HR: YOM: Bowker (2, one on, off Yoshikawa).

Game Hero: Tetsuya Utsumi.

Yomiuri: Utsumi got the win and is 2-0 in two stats. ... Fans booed Kato when he came up to bat in the 5th inning. ... Chono has hit safely in all eleven post-season games. ... Every player in the starting line-up collected at least one hit.

Nippon Ham: Yoshikawa got the loss and is 0-2 in two starts. ... Koyano's four-game Nippon Series hitting streak came to an end. ... Inaba collected a modasho. ... Tadano was tossed in the 4th inning for throwing a dangerous pitch to Kato.

14 comments on “NS: Yomiuri Giants 10 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (November 1, 2012)

    1. Gen Post author

      The commentators thought Kato’s reaction played a big role in the home plate ump’s decision. The fan reaction during Kato’s next at bat was somewhat surprising, although I suppose somewhat understandable.

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    2. Tim

      Yeah, I think Katoh over-reacted, and if I were at the dome I would boo, too (though I am quite enjoying the Giants’ baseball this game).

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    3. Felix Quiros

      But the booing seemed to spur Kato who wounded up hitting a solid line drive that bounced against the wall to drive into two more runs. So everything went his way in this game. The whole situation around the deadball reminded me of “In the woods” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.

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  1. Felix Quiros

    I think it’s a bad appreciation. He ruled that the ball hit his hand before it hit his bat. But I’ve watched some umpires ruling that way on MLB, Cuba and Panama. I don’t agree with them.

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    1. Tim

      Thanks for the explanation. I do think that baseball should apply challenge/appeal system like tennis does.
      Yeah, the call does not change the result anyway as the Giants totally rule the game.

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    2. ken

      it was a terrible call. it didn’t hit katoh’s hand, it didn’t even graze his bat. and most definitely not his helmet even though katoh acted the part. tadano should not have been thrown out for a dangerous pitch

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    3. IM

      Awful call, I don’t care what it hit. The ball started in the middle of the plate and tailed to the inside corner. Seriously ridiculous to kick out the pitcher, dangerous bunting style, if anything

      Reply

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