Nippon Ham Fighters vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 30281 | Series tied, 1-1-0 | Time: 3:12
Potential Starters: Masaru Takeda (HAM) 1-4, 4.07 - Keisuke Imai (HIR) 0-0, 2.25
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 9th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-3, 1 R||1: f5, 3: BB, 4: G4, 6: BB (CS), 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F7, 3: S5, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 9: G6|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-5||1: SO, 3: G2, 4: 1B, 7: F5, 9: DP|
|(3B)||Nioka, Tomohiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: SO, 3: 1B, 4: 1B, 7: G6|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-2, 2 R||2: BB (SB), 3: BB, 4: G4, 7: G4|
|(1B)||Takahashi, Shinji||1-for-3||2: F7, 3: BB, 5: G4, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||2-for-3, 1 R, 4 RBI||2: HR, 3: 1B, 5: G3, 8: S1|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||1-for-4||2: 1B, 3: G4, 5: G3, 8: G4|
|(P)||Takeda, Masaru||0-for-2||2: G6, 4: SO|
|PH||Ozaki, Masaya||0-for-1||6: G5|
|3B||Koyano, Eiichi||0-for-1||8: F8|
|Takeda, Masaru, W||5||58||19||16||3||0||2||2||1||0||0||0||1||1||3.830|
|Kida, Masao||1 1/3||20||6||6||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.842|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd, 4th, 8th)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||0-for-4||1: F8, 3: G1, 5: f7, 7: G4|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 1B (SB), 8: SO|
|(CF)||Amaya, Soichiro||1-for-4||1: G1, 3: G6, 6: F8, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Kurihara, Kenta||1-for-2||1: BB, 4: HBP, 6: F9, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Fiorentino, Jeff||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 4: DP, 6: G4, 8: DP|
|(RF)||Akamatsu, Masato||2-for-4, 1 R||1: F4, 4: G1, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Kokubo, Tetsuya||1-for-2||2: 1B, 5: BB, 7: G4|
|PH||Ishii, Takuro||0-for-1||9: G1|
|(C)||Aizawa, Tsubasa||0-for-2||2: DP, 5: F4|
|PH||Shima, Shigenobu||0-for-1||7: F7|
|PH||Maeda, Tomonori||0-for-1||9: SO|
|PH||Nakatani, Tsubasa||0-for-1||2: F6|
|PH-C||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||1-for-2, 1 RBI||5: SO, 7: 2B|
|PH||Hirose, Jun||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Imai, Keisuke, L||2||36||9||8||2||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.600|
|Kishimoto, Hideki||2 1/3||32||11||11||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.976|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Higashide flies out to center. Soyogi hits a single to right. Amaya grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Kurihara walks, runners on first and second. Fiorentino hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Akamatsu flies out to second.
Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Imai on the mound for Hiroshima
Nioka strikes out looking. Itoi walks. Takahashi flies out to left. Itoi steals second. M. Kaneko hits a 2-run homer. Tsuruoka hits a single to left. M. Takeda grounds out to short.
Top of the 3rd - 3 runs, 2 hits
Shinoda on the mound for Hiroshima
Tanaka walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Ianba grounds out to the catcher, runner on third. Nioka hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Takahashi walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Kishimoto in for Shinoda.
M. Kaneko hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second. Tsuruoka grounds out to second.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kishimoto on the mound for Hiroshima
M. Takeda strikes out looking. Tanaka grounds out to second. Morimoto hits a single to center. Inaba hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Nioka hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Itoi grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kida on the mound for Nippon Ham
Akamatsu hits a single to right. Kokubo grounds out to second, runner on second. Shima enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Takeuchi.
Pitching change: Hayashi in for Kida.
Shima flies out to left, runner on third. Ishihara hits an RBI single to left, runner on second. Higashide grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 6th
Soyogi hits a single to right. Amaya flies out to center. Kurihara flies out to right. Soyogi steals second. Fiorentino grounds out to second.
Top of the 8th
Takahashi hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by M. Kaneko. Tsuruoka grounds out to second, runner on third. Koyano flies out to center.
Bottom of the 8th
Soyogi strikes out swinging. Amaya hits a single to right. Kurihara hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Fiorentino grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 9th
Akamatsu hits a single to right. Ishii, pinch-hittig for Kokubo, grounds out to the pitcher. T. Maeda, pinch-hitting for Takahashi, strikes out swinging. Hirose, pinch-hitting for Ishihara, strikes out swinging.
The Fighters are now 9 games under 500. ... The Carp are now 9 games under 500. ... M. Takeda (HAM) snapped a three game losing streak and improved to 2-4 on the year. .. Imai (HIR) lost his first game of the year. He's now 0-1. ... Koyano (HAM) was not in the starting line-up due to his left wrist injury. It seems he even dropped his bat during pre-game BP because of the pain. He apparently was available to play since he entered the game in the bottom of the 7th on defense.