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Orix Buffaloes 3 – Nippon Ham Fighters 5 (April 29, 2010)

by on Apr.29, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 15:00

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

Attendance: 25333 | Orix leads series, 5-3-0 | Time: 3:01

Kazuki Kondo (ORI) 1-3, 3.94 - Bobby Keppel (HAM) 2-1, 5.59

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-5 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: G6, 7: G6, 9: F7
(RF) Akada, Shogo 0-for-3 1: S1, 4: F6, 6: F7, 8: F6
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4 1: F8, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-2 1: G6, 4: BB (CS), 6: F8, 8: HBP
(3B) LaRocca, Greg 0-for-2, 1 R 2: BB (CS), 5: F3, 7: HBP, 8: SO
(LF-SS) Bynum, Freddie 2-for-4, 2 R 2: SO, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: 2B
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: G4, 9: 1B
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-4, 1 RBI 3: G4, 5: E6, 7: G6, 9: SO
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-2 3: G4, 5: G4
PH-LF Shimoyama, Shinji 1-for-2, 1 RBI 7: 1B, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kondo, Kazuki, L 6 104 26 25 6 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 5 4 4.263
Kato, Daisuke 1 15 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.077
Yoshino, Makoto 0/3 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.000
Komatsu, Satoshi 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.844
8 140 33 31 6 1 5 2 0 0 2 0 5 4

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: G3, 5: F8, 7: SO
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: G3, 7: G6
RF Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-0
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 3-for-3, 2 R 1: 1B, 4: 1B (SB), 6: 1B, 8: BB (SB)
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G4, 4: SO, 6: F8, 8: SO
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: F9
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: G4, 4: BB, 6: HR, 8: F7
(RF-LF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: E6, 6: F8
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: G5, 6: F9
(SS) Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-2 3: F8, 5: F8
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-1 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, W 6 2/3 123 27 23 5 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 4.846
Miyanishi, Naoki, H 1 16 4 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Tateyama, Yoshinori, S 1 1/3 23 6 6 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.500
9 162 37 32 7 0 7 2 2 1 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Tanaka flies out to center.  Morimoto hits a single to right.  Itoi hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Takahashi drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on second.  Koyano grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Itoi hits a single to left.  Takahashi strikes out and Itoi steals second.  A wild pitch allows the runner to advance to third.  Koyano grounds out to second.  Inaba walks, runners on first and third.  Yang (Yoh) reaches on a fielding error (E6), a run scores, runners on first and second.  Tsuruoka grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Itoi hits a single to center and advances to second on a wild pitch.  Takahashi flies out to center.  Koyano hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  Inaba hits a 2-run homer.  Yang (Yoh) flies out to center.  Tsuruoka flies out to right.

Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
LaRocca gets hit by a pitch.  Bynum hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  T-Okada grounds out to second, runners on second and third.  Suzuki drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on second.  Shimoyama, pinch-hitting for Obiki, hits an RBI single to left.
Pitching change: Miyanishi in for Keppel.
Sakaguchi grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tateyama on the mound for Nippon Ham
Bynuma hits a double to left.  T-Okada hits an RBI single to center.  Suzuki strikes out swinging.  Shimoyama strikes out swinging.  Sakaguchi flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Sakaguchi hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Akada.  Goto flies out to center, runner on third.  Kitagawa grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th
LaRocca flies out to first.  Bynum grounds out second.  T-Okada hits a single to left.  Suzuki reaches on a throwing error (E6), runners make it to second and third.  Obiki grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th
Sakaguchi grounds out to short.  Akada flies out to left.  Goto hits an infield single and advances to second on an error (E4).  Kitagawa flies out to center.

Bottom of the 8th
Itoi walks.
Pitching change: Komatsu in for Yoshino.
Itoi steals second.  Takahashi strikes out swinging.  Koyano flies out to right.  Inaba flies out to left.

Notes

The Buffaloes fall a game under 500. ... The Fighters take the series, 2-1.  This marks the second series the Fighters have won this year. ... Inaba (HAM) hits his first home run since 4/22, a period of 24 plate appearances.