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Hanshin Tigers: Shintaro Fujinami makes his first start at Koshien after turning pro

by on Mar.09, 2013 @ 8:09 pm, under NPB

1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami made the first exhibition game start his career today against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  This was also his first appearance at Koshien since turning pro.

Final line: 61 NP, 4 IP, 5 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 1 R, 0 ER, topped out at 151km/h.

Source: Sanspo 3/9/2013


Nikkan Sports has the inning by inning description:

1st inning

Nishikawa, Haruki - topped 151km/h with third pitch.  Grounded out to the pitcher on a 1-2 pitch.

Sugiya, Kenshi - grounded out to third on a 2-2 pitch.

Abreu, Michel - swung on first pitch and flied out to right.

2nd inning

Hoffpauir, Micah - fouled out to first on an 0-1, 131km/h slider.

Ugumori, Atsushi - flied out to center on a 1-0, 148km/h fastball.

Imanami, Takahiro - grounded out to second on a 3-2, 135km/h slider.

3rd inning

Obiki, Keiji - singled to left on a 2-2 fastball that got too much of the plate.

Tsuruoka, Shinya - runner advanced to third on a bad pickoff throw.  Hit an RBI single to right on a 1-1, 144km/h fastball.

Taniguchi, Yuya - swung and missed at an 0-2, 133km/h slider.

Nishikawa - swung on first pitch and hit a single to right, runners on first and second.

Sugiya - swung on first pitch and hit a single through the left side of the infield, bases loaded.

Abreu - swung on first pitch and hit into a 6-4-3 double play.

4th inning

Hoffpauir - grounded out to first on 0-1, 136km/h slider.

Ugumori - hit a single to center on a 1-2 slider down the middle.

Imanami - runner stole third on fourth pitch.  Struck out swinging on 133km/h slider.

Obiki - walked.

Tsuruoka - swung at first pitch and grounded out to first on a 148km/h fastball.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/9/2013