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Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Orix Buffaloes 8 (April 21, 2010)

by on Apr.21, 2010 @ 5:54 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 11 2
Orix 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 X 8 12 1

Attendance: 10290 | Orix leads series, 4-0-0 | Time: 3:04

Mitsuo Yoshikawa (HAM) - Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 1-1, 7.11

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: G6, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 9: F7
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-5, 2 RBI 1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: f3, 9: G3
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-5 1: 2B, 4: DP, 5: G6, 7: SO, 9: G6
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: f3, 6: HR, 7: G6
(SS) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-4 2: F9, 5: L1, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B (CS), 5: 1B, 6: F9, 8: BB
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4, 1 R 2: F9, 5: 1B, 6: F9, 8: 1B
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 3: F4, 5: SO, 6: HBP
PH Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-1 8: G3
C Nakajima, Satoshi 0-for-0
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-4, 1 R 3: G1, 5: 1B, 6: G5, 8: L1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshikawa, Mitsuo 5 76 22 17 5 0 1 2 0 3 1 0 3 3 5.400
Tanimoto, Keisuke, L 1 26 6 5 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 4.050
Kanamori, Takayuki 1 1/3 16 8 6 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 4.295
Yamamoto, Kazunori 2/3 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 129 38 30 12 1 1 2 0 6 1 0 8 7

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: 2B, 6: F8, 8: G5
(3B) Shiozaki, Makoto 1-for-2 1: S2, 3: S1, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 8: f5
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 0-for-4 1: f9, 3: G4, 5: F8, 7: DP
(DH) LaRocca, Greg 0-for-4 1: G1, 3: SO, 5: F4, 7: G6
(1B) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 2-for-4, 1 R 2: G4, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
PR Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-0, 1 R
1B Okada, Takahiro 0-for-0
(LF) Shimoyama, Shinji 0-for-2 2: F7, 4: F8
PH-RF Akada, Shogo 1-for-1, 2 R 6: 1B, 8: SE
(RF-LF) Mukae, Yuichiro 1-for-2, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: F8, 6: S1, 8: S1
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 4-for-4, 2 R, 6 RBI 2: 2B, 5: 2B, 6: HR, 8: 2B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-3 2: F9, 5: S3, 6: G4, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Shogo 5 1/3 91 24 23 9 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 7.027
Kato, Daisuke, W 2/3 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 2 41 9 8 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.189
Leicester, Jon 1 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.455
9 148 39 36 11 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 0 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sakaguchi walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shiozaki.  Goto fouls out to right, runner on third.  A wild pitch allows a run to score.  LaRocca grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kitagawa grounds out to second.  Shimoyama flies out to left.  Mukae hits a single to center.  Suzuki hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.  Obiki flies out to right.

Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Nioka lines out to the pitcher.  Itoi hits a single to center.  Koyano hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Tsuruoka strikes out swinging.  Morimoto gets on base with a bunt single down the third base line, bases loaded.  Tanaka walks and drives in a runYang (Yoh) hits a 2-run single to right, runners advance to second and third on fielding error (E9).

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Suzuki hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Obiki.  Sakaguchi hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.  Shiozaki walks, runners on first and second.  Goto flies out to center.  LaRocca flies out to second.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Takahashi hits a solo homer.  Nioka hits a single to center.  Itoi flies out to right.
Pitching change: Kato in for Yamamoto.
Koyano flies out to right.  Tsuruoka gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Morimoto grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Tanimoto on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kitagawa hits a single to left.  Akada, pinch-hitting for Shimoyama, hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Mukae hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.  Suzuki hits 3-run homer.  Obiki grounds out to second.  Sakaguchi flies out to center.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kanamori on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Nakajima takes over at catcher
Kitagawa hits a single to right.  Akada reaches on an error (E1), runners on first and second.  K. Yamasaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kitagawa.  Mukae hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.  Suzuki hits a 2-run double to center, runner on second.  Obiki hits an infield single, runners advances to second and third on throwing error (E4).
Pitching change: Yamamoto in for Kanamori.
Sakaguchi grounds out to third.  Shiozaki fouls out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Tanaka strikes out.  Yang (Yoh) strikes out looking.  Inaba hits a double to center.  Takahashi grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd
Sakaguchi hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shiozaki.  Goto grounds out to second, runner on third.  LaRocca strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Nioka strikes out swinging.  Itoi walks.  Koyano hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, Imanami grounds out to first, runners on first and third.  Morimoto lines out to the pitcher.

Notes

The Fighters have dropped three in a row and are now 12 games under 500. ... The Buffaloes have won three in a row. .... Suzuki's (ORI) home run was his first since 2003.