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Orix Buffaloes 7 – Yomiuri Giants 3 (May 23, 2010)

by on May.23, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 8 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 11 1

Attendance: 41524 | Orix leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:07

Potential Starters: Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 2-2, 7.03 - Kentaro Nishimura (YOM) 3-1, 2.72

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Akada, Shogo 0-for-5, 1 R 1: G1, 2: G5 (SB), 4: G6, 6: SO, 9: F8
(LF) Arakane, Hisao 0-for-3, 1 R 1: HBP, 2: SO, 4: HBP, 7: F3, 9: SO
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 2: BB, 4: DP, 7: SO, 9: F7
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI 1: 1B, 2: HR, 5: G5, 7: G4
P Hirano, Yoshihisa 0-for-0
P Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 0-for-0
P Kishida, Mamoru 0-for-0
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4 1: 1B, 2: G6, 5: G6, 8: F9
(C) Hidaka, Takeshi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: E4, 3: F8, 5: f5, 8: 1B
(SS) Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: F4, 6: L5, 8: f9
(P) Yamamoto, Shogo 0-for-3 1: G1, 3: SO, 6: SO
1B Shiozaki, Makoto 0-for-1 8: SO
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 9: HR

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Shogo, W 6 1/3 98 27 26 7 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 6.104
Hirano, Yoshihisa 2/3 18 4 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.627
Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 1 8 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.364
Kishida, Mamoru 1 17 6 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.661
9 141 40 38 11 2 9 1 1 0 0 0 3 3

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G1, 3: F8, 5: 2B, 7: 2B, 9: HR
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 2-for-5 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-1 1: 1B, 3: HBP
PR-3B Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-2 6: G6, 7: BB, 9: G3
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: G6, 6: HR, 7: G6, 9: G4
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-4 1: L3, 4: F9, 6: G3, 8: SO
C Ichikawa, Tomoya 0-for-0
(RF) Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-4 2: F6, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(1B) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: SO, 6: F8, 8: F6
(2B) Gonzalez, Edgar 1-for-4 2: SO, 5: G5, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(P) Nishimura, Kentaro 1-for-1 3: 1B
PH Yano, Kenji 0-for-1 5: SO
P Hoshino, Masumi 0-for-0
PH Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-1 7: F4
P Nomaguchi, Takahiko 0-for-0
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-1, 1 R 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishimura, Kentaro, L 5 95 24 20 5 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 6 5 3.375
Hoshino, Masumi 2 28 7 7 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.522
Nomaguchi, Takahiko 2 36 8 8 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.000
9 159 39 35 8 2 7 2 2 0 0 0 7 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 3 hits
K. Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Akada grounds out to the pitcher.  Arakane gets hit by a pitch.  Goto hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  T-Okada hits an RBI single to center, runner on first and second.  Baldiris hits a single to center, bases loaded.  Hidaka reaches on a fielding error (E4), a run scores, everyone is safe, bases loaded.  K. Yamasaki drives in a run with a ground out to short, runners on first and third.  Yamamoto grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 2nd - 3 runs, 2 hits
K. Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Sakaguchi hits a single to right.  Akada grounds out to third, runner on first.  Arakane strikes out swinging.  Akada steals second.  Goto walks, runners on first and second.  T-Okada hits a 3-run homer.  Baldiris grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Wakiya grounds out to short.  Ramirez hits a solo homer.  Abe grounds out to first.  Tani hits a single to center.  Kamei flies out to center.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nomaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Ichikawa in to catch.
Sakaguchi hits a solo homer.  Akada flies out to center.  Arakane strikes out looking.  Goto flies out to left.

Bottom of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kishida on the mound for Orix
E. Gonzalez strikes out looking.  Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Nomaguchi, hits a single to right.  Sakamoto hits a 2-run homer.  Chono hits an infield single.  Wakiya grounds out to first, runner on third.  Ramirez grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Sakamoto grounds out to the pitcher.  Chono hits a single to center.  Ogasawara hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Ramirez strikes out swinging.  Abe lines out to first.

Bottom of the 3rd
K. Nishimura hits a single to left.  Sakamoto flies out to center.  Chono grounds out to short, runner on first.  Ogasawara gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Wakiya enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ogasawara.  Ramirez grounds out to short.

Top of the 4th
Sakaguchi walks.  Akada grounds out to short, runner on second.  Arakane gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Goto grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 5th
E. Gonzalez grounds out to third.  Yano, pinch-hitting for K. Nishimura, strikes out swinging.  Sakamoto hits a double to left.  Chono strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
E. Gonzalez hits a single to center.  Lee, pinch-hitting for Hoshino, flies out to second.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Yamamoto.
Sakamoto hits a double to right, runners on second and third.  Chono strikes out swinging.  Wakiya walks to load the bases.  Ramirez grounds out to short.

Notes

The Buffaloes won their third game in a row and are now 3 games under 500. ... The Giants are 1-4 over their last five and are now 11 games over 500. ... Yamamoto (ORI) got the win for the Buffaloes and improved to 3-2. ... K. Nishimura's (YOM) personal two game winning streak came to an end as he lost his second game of the year.  He is now 3-2. ... Ogasawara (YOM) was taken out of the game after he was hit by a pitch in the third.  The ball apparently hit Ogasawara in the right hand. ... Prior to tonight's loss, the Giants had won 20 straight games in which Ramirez (YOM) hit a home run. ... T-Okada (ORI) batted fourth for the first time in his pro career.