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Nippon Ham Fighters 8 – Seibu Lions 5 (April 17, 2010)

by on Apr.17, 2010 @ 6:08 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 14:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 8 12 0
Seibu 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 2

Attendance: 26793 | Seibu leads series, 3-2-0 | Time: 3:18

Yu Darvish (HAM) 2-1, 1.74 - Ming-Chieh Hsu (SEI) 1-1, 3.86

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: F6, 3: F7, 5: F6, 7: L3, 9: S3
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI 1: F7, 4: 1B, 5: HR, 7: G4
PH Takahashi, Shinji 0-for-1 9: F7
RF Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-0
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-5, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: G1, 5: L1, 7: SO, 9: F9
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-2, 1 R 2: S1, 4: G3, 6: BB, 8: 1B
CF Morimoto, Hichori 0-for-0
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-2, 1 RBI 2: S9, 5: G4, 6: S1, 8: DP
(LF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4, 1 R 2: F3, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 2B
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: G5, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: F9
(1B) Takaguchi, Takayuki 1-for-4, 2 R 3: L6, 5: E3, 6: F4, 9: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, W 7 148 31 25 6 0 10 5 0 0 1 0 5 5 2.605
Tateyama, Yoshinori, H 1 20 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.038
Wolfe, Brian, S 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.000
9 177 38 32 7 0 13 5 0 0 1 0 5 5

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 2: BB, 4: 1B (CS), 7: 1B, 9: SO
(SS) Hara, Takuya 0-for-2, 1 RBI 1: BB, 2: S9, 4: SO, 7: G6
PH Goto, Taketoshi 0-for-1 9: F8
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 0-for-3 1: F7, 2: BB, 5: F8, 7: G6
(3B) Nakamura, Takeya 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: SO, 2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO
(DH) Brown, Dee 0-for-4 2: G6, 2: F8, 5: SO, 8: SO
(RF) Takayama, Hisashi 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 2B, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: F9
(1B) Ishii, Yoshihito 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: G3, 6: BB, 8: 1B
(LF) Sato, Takahiko 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO
LF Sato, Tomoaki 0-for-0
(C) Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 0-for-3, 1 R 2: BB, 4: G4, 6: SO, 9: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hsu, Ming-Chieh, L 5 80 22 20 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 3.316
Osada, Shuichiro 1 31 5 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.154
Yamamoto, Jun 1/3 7 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.450
Nogami, Ryoma 2 36 9 8 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.375
Hoshino, Tomoki 2/3 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 159 40 35 12 1 3 1 0 3 0 0 8 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Hsu on the mound for Seibu
Nioka leads off the inning with a double and advances to third on a sac bunt by Itoi.  Koyano hits a sac fly to right.  Yang (Yoh) flies out to first.

Bottom of the 2nd - 5 runs, 4 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Brown ground out to short.  Takayama hits a double.  Y. Ishii hits an RBI single to center.  G.G. Sato hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Uemoto walks, bases loaded.  Kataoka walks and forces a run homeHara hits a sac fly, runners on first and third.  Kuriyama walks to load the bases.  Nakamura hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and third.  Brown flies out to center.

Top of the 5th - 5 runs, 4 hits
Hsu on the mound for Seibu
Koyano grounds out to second.  Yang (Yoh) hits an infield single.  Tsuruoka hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Takaguchi reaches on a throwing error (E3), a runner scores, runners on first and second.  Tanaka flies out to short.  Iiyama hits a single to center, bases loaded.  Inaba hits a grand slam.  Nioka grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Osada on the mound for Seibu
Itoit walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Koyano.  Yang (Yoh) strikes out.  Tsuruoka hits an RBI single to left and advances to second on a throwing error (E7).  Takaguchi flies out to second.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 his
Nogami on the mound for Seibu
Takaguchi hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Tanaka.  Iiyama hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Nogami.
Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Inaba, flies out to left.  Nioka flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 4th
Iiyama strikes out.  Inaba hits a single to right.  Nioka grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second.  Itoi ground out to first.

Bottom of the 7th
Kataoka hits a single to right.  Hara grounds out to short, runner on first.  Kuriyama grounds out to short, runner on second.  A wild pitch allows Hara to advance to third.  Nakamura strikes out.

Top of the 8th
Itoit hits an infield single.  Koyano grounds into a double play.  Yang (Yoh) hits a double to left.  Tsuruoka flies out to right.

Notes

The Fighters snap a 4-game losing streak. ... The Lions' 4-game winning streak comes to an end. ... Darvish (HAM) may not have pitched well, but he did record his 5th consecutive double-digit strikeout game to start the season.  Darvish now needs just one more game to tie Hideo Nomo's start of 6 consecutive double-digit strikeout games to start the 1991 season. ... The last time Inaba (HAM) hit a grand slam was back in 5/31/2001 (vs Yomiuri Giants) when he was with the Swallows, making today's grand slam his first in a Fighters' uniform.

Randy Johnson was at the game and tossed a ceremonial first pitch.  Hisanobu Watanabe was the catcher.  Mai Asada threw out the first pitch of the game.