Hanshin Tigers 10 – Hiroshima Carp 6 (March 31, 2017)

Hanshin Tigers vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Messenger, Randy (HAN) – Johnson, Kris (HIR)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 2 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 10 16 3
Hiroshima 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 6 11 2

Attendance: 31184 | Time: 4h1m

Hanshin

Hitting

  AVG AB R H RBI SO BB
HBP
SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Takayama, Shun lf .500 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1B6 . 1B8 E5 G5 . 1B9 Fo7 .
Mateo, Marcos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 . . . . . . . . .
Dolis, Rafael p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
Uemoto, Hiroki 2b .250 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1B4 . BB G4 Ks . F1 . .
Maeda, Yamato 2b 1.000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . 1B7
Itoi, Yoshio cf .600 5 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 BB . 2B7 1B9 . Ks 1B7 . G4
Fukudome, Kosuke rf .600 5 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 DP6 . HBP 1B9 . 1B9 F7 . HR9
Haraguchi, Fumihito 1b .750 4 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2B7 . BB F4 . 1B7 1B7 . .
Araki, Fumiya 1b .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . G1
Hojo, Fumiya ss .000 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 Ks . Ks BB . Kl . F9 G6
Toritani, Takashi 3b .500 4 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 . Ks 1B8 E6 . BB . 1B9 .
Umeno, Ryutaro c .000 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 . G5 Ks F6 . BB . SH1 .
Messenger, Randy p .000 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . Ks G3 . F8 Fo3 . . .
Kuwahara, Kentaro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
Takahashi, Akifumi p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
Nakatani, Masahiro ph-lf 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . BB .
  .381 42 10 16 8 8 8 1 0 3 1  

BATTING
HR: Fukudome, Kosuke (1, 9th inning off Yabuta, Kazuki, one on)
LOB: 14

FIELDING
DP: 0
E: Hojo, Fumiya (6th), Haraguchi, Fumihito (6th), Mateo, Marcos (8th)

Pitching

  G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, W 1 1 0 0 5.0+ 125 26 23 7 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 4 2 3.60
Kuwahara, Kentaro 1 0 0 0 1.0+ 17 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.00
Takahashi, Akifumi, H 1 0 0 0 1.0 9 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Mateo, Marcos, H 1 0 0 0 1.0 17 6 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Dolis, Rafael 1 0 0 0 1.0 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
          9.0 183 45 41 11 1 9 4 0 0 0 0 6 3  

Hiroshima

Hitting

  AVG AB R H RBI SO BB
HBP
SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Tanaka, Kosuke ss .000 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 G3 Fo2 . . BB E3 . G4 .
Kikuchi, Ryosuke 2b .200 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1B6 . Ks . Ks F5 . F5 .
Maru, Yoshihiro cf .250 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 Ks . Ks . BB G3 . 1B8 .
Arai, Takahiro 1b .200 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 F7 . G4 . Ks . HR7 E1 .
Dobayashi, Shota pr-1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
Matsuyama, Ryuhei lf .000 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 . BB . F4 . E6 Fo2 G6 .
Suzuki, Seiya rf .600 5 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . Ks . Fo3 . 1B9 2B7 . 2B7
Abe, Tomohiro 3b .333 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 . G4 . Ks . 1B9 . . .
Kokubo, Tetsuya ph-3b .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . Fo3 . G5
Ishihara, Yoshiyuki c .500 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 . 1B9 . . Ks . . . .
Iida, Tetsuya p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
Eldred, Brad ph 1.000 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . 1B5 . . .
Brasier, Ryan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
Shimozuru, Ko ph .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . G4 . .
Yabuta, Kazuki p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
Amaya, Soichiro ph .000 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . Ks
Johnson, Kris p 1.000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 1B9 . . . . . . .
Nakata, Ren p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
Aizawa, Tsubasa ph-c .333 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 . . . . 1B7 F9 . BB G5
  .268 41 6 11 5 9 4 0 1 2 1  

BATTING
HR: Arai, Takahiro (1, 7th inning off Kuwahara, Kentaro, none on)
LOB: 12

BASERUNNING
SB: Abe, Tomohiro (2nd)

FIELDING
DP: 1
E: Abe, Tomohiro (4th), Tanaka, Kosuke (4th)

Pitching

  G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Johnson, Kris, L 1 0 1 0 3.2 94 25 20 8 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 7 5 12.27
Nakata, Ren 1 0 0 0 1.1 14 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Iida, Tetsuya 1 0 0 0 1.0 34 7 5 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.00
Brasier, Ryan 1 0 0 0 1.0 15 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Yabuta, Kazuki 1 0 0 0 2.0 33 10 8 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 9.00
          9.0 190 51 42 16 1 8 7 1 1 0 0 10 8  

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Notes

Ceremonial first pitch: Kazumi Matsui (Mayor of Hiroshima)

General: The start of the game was pushed back until 18:30 because of rain. Source: Hiroshima 3/31

Hanshin: The Tigers scored double-digit runs on opening day for the first time since 1962. Source: Tokyo Sports 4/1/2017 … Messenger pitched in his 200th career NPB game. This was his fourth opening day start (2013, 2015-2017) and second opening day victory (2013, 2017). Source: Nikkan Sports 4/1/2017 … Fukudome blasted the third opening day home run of his career (2002, 2003, 2017). Source: Sanspo 4/1/2017

Hiroshima: Arai batted clean-up on opening day for the first time since 2012. He batted clean-up on opening day with Hiroshima for the first time since 2007. At forty years, he became the oldest player in franchise history to bat clean-up on opening day. The previous record of thirty-nine years was set by Koji Yamamoto in 1986. He is the ninth player over forty in NPB history to hit a home run on opening day, first since Tadahito Iguchi at forty years and three months in 2015. He is the first Japanese player to hit his first home run after turning forty on opening day. Source: Daily Sports 3/31/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/1/2017

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