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Orix Buffaloes 13 – Nippon Ham Fighters 5 (April 28, 2010)

by on Apr.28, 2010 @ 10:29 pm, under Game Summaries, NPB

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 3 2 13 14 1
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 10 2

Attendance: 22115 | Orix leads series, 5-2-0 | Time: 3:23

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: G1, 3: G4, 5: BB (CS), 6: G6, 8: HR
(2B-3B) Yamasaki, Koji 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: F4, 5: G3, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(RF) Akada, Shogo 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: F9, 4: BB, 6: HR, 7: F6, 8: G5
(1B) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 3-for-3, 3 R 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 7: BB, 9: 1B
(DH) LaRocca, Greg 3-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI 2: BB, 4: HR, 6: 1B, 7: F8, 9: 1B
PR-DH Bynum, Freddie 0-for-0, 1 R
(LF) Hamanaka, Osamu 0-for-3, 1 R 2: F4, 4: G5, 6: E5
PH-LF Shimoyama, Shinji 0-for-1 7: F7
PH-LF Okada, Takahiro 0-for-1 9: SO
(3B) Shiozaki, Makoto 0-for-2 2: DP, 4: SO
PH-2B Goto, Mitsutaka 3-for-3, 2 R, 4 RBI 6: 1B, 8: 2B, 9: 2B
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 1-for-5 3: SO, 5: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO, 9: 1B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: F9, 5: SO, 6: 1B (BrO), 8: BB, 9: DP

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Shogo, W 6 1/3 101 30 26 6 0 8 3 1 0 0 0 3 1 5.870
Katsuki, Ryota 1 1/3 26 8 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.842
Yoshino, Makoto 0/3 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.000
Komatsu, Satoshi 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.931
Hirano, Yoshihisa 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.761
9 145 43 38 10 0 9 4 1 0 0 0 5 3

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 2nd, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: L6, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: E4, 8: 1B (SB)
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: F9, 3: SO, 5: F9, 7: 2B, 8: 1B (SB)
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 3: 2B, 6: HBP, 7: SO, 8: BB
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: BB, 6: SO, 7: G6, 8: f3
C Nakajima, Satoshi 0-for-0
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-5 2: F8, 3: G5, 6: 1B, 7: F6, 9: SO
(SS) Nioka, Tomohiro 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: F4, 6: 1B
SS Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-0
PH-SS Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-2 8: F9, 9: L1
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-5 2: SO, 4: F6, 6: SO, 8: G1, 9: G4
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-1 2: BB, 4: F9
PH-C-1B Ozaki, Masaya 1-for-2, 1 R 6: F9, 8: 2B
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: G6, 5: F9, 7: BB, 8: 3B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshikawa, Mitsuo, L 5 0/3 111 24 20 5 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 7 6 8.100
Sakakibara, Ryo 1 23 5 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.000
Tsuchiya, Kenji 2 36 10 8 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 13.500
Wolfe, Brian 1 24 6 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6.545
9 194 45 39 14 3 8 6 0 0 0 0 13 12

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
K. Yamasaki flies out to second.  Akada walks.  Kitagawa hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  LaRocca hits a 3-run homer.  Hamanaka grounds out to third.  Shiozaka strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 5 runs, 5 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Akada hits a solo homer.  Kitagawa walks.  LaRocca hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Hamanaka reaches on a fielding error (E5), bases loaded.
Pitching change: Sakakibara in for Yoshikawa.
Goto, pinch-hitting for Shiozaki, hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second.  Suzuki strikes out swinging.  Obiki hits an RBI single to left, runners on second and third.  Sakaguchi grounds out to short.  K. Yamasaki hits an RBI infield single, Obiki is thrown out running the bases.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Defense: K. Yamasaki takes over at third
Itoi gets hit by a pitch.  Takahashi strikes out swinging.  Koyano hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Nioka hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.  Inaba strikes out swinging.  Ozaki, pinch-hitting for Ono, flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 hits, 1 hit
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Defense: Shimoyama takes over in left
Yang (Yoh) walks.  Tanaka reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on first and second.  Morimoto hits an RBI double, runners on second and third.  Itoi strikes out looking.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for Yamamoto.
Takahashi drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on second.  Koyano flies out to short.

Top of the 8th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Tsuchiya on the mound for Nippon Ham
Goto hits a double to left.  Suzuki strikes out swinging.  Obiki walks, runners on first and second.  Sakaguchi hits a 3-run homer.  K. Yamasaki grounds out to second.  Akada grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Katsuki on the mound for Orix
Imanami, pinch-hitting for Takaguchi, flies out to right.  Inaba grounds out to the pitcher.  Ozaki hits a double to left.  Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third.  Tanaka hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.  Morimoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yoshino in for Katsuki.
Double steal, runners on second and third.  Itoi walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Komatsu in for Yoshino.
Takahashi fouls out to first.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kitagawa hits an infield single.  LaRocca hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Bynum enters the game as a pinch-runner for LaRocca.  T-Okada, pinch-hitting for Shimoyama, strikes out swinging.  Goto clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second.  Suzuki hits an infield single, runners on first and third.  Obiki grounds into a double play.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Kitagawa hits a single to center.  LaRocca walks, runners on first and second.  Hamanaka flies out to second.  Shiozaki grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 2nd
Takahashi hits a single to center.  Koyano flies out to center.  Nioka hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Inaba strikes out looking Ono walks to load the bases.  Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd
Tanaka strike out swinging.  Morimoto strikes out looking.  Itoi hits a double to left.  Takahashi walks, runners on first and second.  Koyanoa grounds out to third.

Top of the 5th
Suzuki strikes out swinging.  Obiki strikes out looking.  Sakaguchi walks and advances to second on an error on a pick-off play (E3).  K. Yamasaki grounds out to first.

Notes

The Buffaloes stop a 3 game slide.  They are also back at 500 on the year. ... The Fighters are back 14 games under 500. ... LaRocca's (ORI) homer in the fourth was his first hit since hitting a single in his last at bat on 4/22, a span of 13 plate appearances.