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Orix Buffaloes 4 – Yomiuri Giants 6 (May 24, 2010)

by on May.24, 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 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 8 1
Yomiuri 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 X 6 9 0

Attendance: 40536 | Series tied, 1-1-0 | Time: 2:56

Potential Starters: Kazuki Kondo (ORI) 2-4, 3.51 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 5-1, 3.35

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Akada, Shogo 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 0-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 3: G4, 6: F7, 8: G4
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: F8
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 3-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: HBP, 8: HR
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 4: G5, 6: G5, 8: 2B
(LF) Arakane, Hisao 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO, 8: G4
(SS) Yamasaki, Koji 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: S1
PH Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-1 9: G4
(P) Kondo, Kazuki 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G1
PH Taguchi, So 0-for-1 7: SO
P Katsuki, Ryota 0-for-0
P Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 0-for-0
P Hirano, Yoshihisa 0-for-0
PH Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-1 9: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kondo, Kazuki 6 112 26 21 6 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 3 3 3.600
Katsuki, Ryota 1/3 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.880
Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 2/3 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.750
Hirano, Yoshihisa, L 1 21 5 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.198
8 146 36 30 9 3 3 3 0 1 0 1 6 5

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 2: G5, 5: F7, 7: F3
(3B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-3, 1 R 1: F8, 3: BB (SB), 5: 1B, 7: E4
(1B) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: S7
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 3: G5, 5: S9, 7: G5
2B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3 1: 2B, 3: BB, 5: G5, 8: F8
(CF-LF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F7, 3: G6, 6: F4, 8: HR
(RF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: F8, 6: 1B (CS), 8: HR
(2B) Gonzalez, Edgar 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F7, 6: L4, 8: SO
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya 0-for-1 2: S1, 4: G4
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
PH-1B Lee, Seung-Yeop 1-for-2, 1 R 7: 2B, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya 6 2/3 106 26 24 5 1 10 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 3.262
Kubo, Yuya, H 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.906
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, W 1 21 6 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6.039
Kroon, Marc, S 1 17 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.050
9 149 36 34 8 2 12 0 1 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Sakamoto walks.  Wakiya flies out to center.  Takahashi strikes out swinging.  Ramirez hits a 2-run homer.  Abe hits a double to right. Chono flies out to left.

Top of the 2nd -  2 runs, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
T-Okada hits an infield single.  Baldiris hits a 2-run homer.  Arakane strikes out swinging.  K. Yamasaki grounds out to second.  Suzuki strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 5th  - 1 run, 2 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Sakamoto flies out to left.  Wakiya hits a single to left.  Takahashi hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Runners advance to second and third on balk.  Ramirez hits a sac fly to right, runner on third.  Abe grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Katsuki on the mound for Orix
Lee, pinch-hitting for Kubo, hits a double to right.  Sakamoto pops up a bunt attempt for an out.
Pitching change: Kikuchihara in for Katsuki.
Wakiya reaches on a throwing error (E4), runners on first and third.  Takahashi hits a sac fly to right, runner on first.  Ramirez grounds out to third.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Lee takes over at first
Akada hits an infield single.  Sakaguchi grounds out to second.  Goto flies out to center.  T-Okada hits a 2-run homer.  Baldiris hits a double to left.  Arakane grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Hirano on the mound for Orix
Abe flies out to center.  Chono hits a solo homerKamei hits a solo homer.  E. Gonzalez strikes out looking.  Lee strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Kamei flies out to center.  E. Gonzalez hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Utsumi.  Sakamoto grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 3rd
Wakiya walks and steals second.  Takahashi grounds out to second, runner on third.  Ramirez grounds out to third.  Abe walks, runners on first and third.  Chono grounds out to short.

Top of the 4th
Goto hits a single to right.  T-Okada hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Baldiris grounds out to third, runners on first and third.  Arakane strikes out swinging.  K. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Arakane strikes out looking.  K. Yamasaki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Suzuki.  Taguchi enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Kondo.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Utsumi.
Taguchi strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Giants are 2-3 over their last 5 and are now 12 games over 500. ... The Buffaloes 3-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 4 games under 500. ... Yamaguchi (YOM) evened out his record to 2-2 with the win.  Kroon (YOM) tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his 9th save of the year. ... Hirano (ORI) dropped his first game of the year and is now 3-1.

Ogasawara (YOM) was held out of the starting line-up and was not available to play in the game.  He was given the day off after he was hit by a pitch on the right hand and diagnosed with a contusion.