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Softbank Hawks 2 – Hanshin Tigers 9 (June 6, 2010)

by on Jun.06, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Softbank Hawks vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
Hanshin 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 1 X 9 15 2

Attendance: 46904 | Hanshin leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 2:54

Potential Starters: Kenji Otonari (SOF) 1-6, 3.90 - Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 3-4, 3.31

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 2nd, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: G6, 5: G4, 8: 1B
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-4 1: G4, 4: 2B (BrO), 6: G3, 8: G4
(3B) Ortiz, Jose 2-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: F4
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: G5, 6: 1B (CS)
LF Akashi, Kenji 0-for-1 9: SO
(1B) Petagine, Roberto 0-for-3 2: E8, 4: BB, 6: SO, 9: F4
(LF-RF) Shibahara, Hiroshi 0-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G3, 4: G6, 7: G4, 9: G1
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-3 2: DP, 4: G1, 7: G6
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G1
PH-C Takaya, Hiroaki 0-for-1 7: SO
(P) Otonari, Kenji 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: f5
P Fujioka, Yoshiaki 0-for-0
P Kanazawa, Takehito 0-for-0
PH Nakazawa, Tadaatsu 0-for-1 8: G4
P Yang, Yao-Hsun 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Otonari, Kenji, L 5 2/3 105 29 26 11 1 5 2 0 1 1 0 7 7 4.500
Fujioka, Yoshiaki 1/3 9 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.870
Kanazawa, Takehito 1 13 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Yang, Yao-Hsun 1 21 6 5 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.160
8 148 42 38 15 1 8 3 0 1 1 0 9 8

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: L6, 3: F8, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: G5
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 3-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: G3, 5: 1B, 6: S5, 8: 1B
(LF) Murton, Matt 4-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: 1B, 3: BB (SB), 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 2B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: BB, 5: DP, 6: E5, 8: BB
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-5 1: SO, 3: G1, 5: F7, 6: G4, 8: SO
(C) Jojima, Kenji 0-for-5 1: F9, 4: F7, 6: G6, 7: F7, 8: SO
(RF) Sakurai, Kodai 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: HR, 6: 1B, 7: F7
(CF) Asai, Ryo 1-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: 1B
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-1 7: 1B
PR-CF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(P) Kubo, Yasutomo 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kubo, Yasutomo, W 9 123 33 32 6 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 3.050
9 123 33 32 6 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Toritani lines out to short.  Hirano hits a single to left.  Murton hits an infield single, runners on first and third.  Arai hits an RBI single to left, runners on second and third.  Brazell strikes out swinging.  Jojima flies out to right.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Honda hits a double to center.  Ortiz hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Tamura hits a grounder to third, Honda gets thrown out at home, runners on first and second.  Petagine walks, bases loaded.  Shibahara drives in a run with a ground out to short, a second run scores on a throwing error (E4), runner on second.  Hasegawa grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Jojima flies out to left.  Sakurai hits a solo homer.  Asai strikes out looking.  Kubo flies out to right.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Toritani hits a single to right.  Hirano reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and second.  Murton hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.  Arai grounds into a double play.  Brazell flies out to left.

Bottom 6th - 5 runs, 5 hits
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Defense: Akashi takes over in left.
Jojima grounds out to short.  Sakurai hits a single to center.  Asai hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Kubo hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.  Runners advance to second and third on wild pitch.  Toritani hits a 2-run single to right, runner on first.  Hirano hits a sac bunt, runner on second.
Pitching change: Fujioka in for Otonari.
Murton hits an RBI single to center, runner advances to second on throw.  Arai reaches on a fielding error (E5) and a run scores, runner on second.  Brazell grounds out to second.

Bottom 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yang on the mound for Softbank
Toritani grounds out to third.  Hirano hits a single to right.  Murton hits an RBI double to right, runner on second.  Arai walks, runners on first and second.  Brazell strikes out looking.  Jojima strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Tamura hits a single to center.  Petagine reaches on a fielding error (E8), runners on first and second.  Shibahara fails on a sac bunt, runners on first and second.  Hasegawa grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 3rd
Toritani flies out to center.  Hirano grounds out to first.  Murton walks and steals second.  Arai walks, runners on first and second.  Brazell grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 6th
Honda grounds out to first.  Ortiz hits a single to left.  Tamura hits a single to left, runner on first and third.  Petagine strikes out, Tamura gets thrown out trying to steal second.

Top of the 8th
Nakazawa, pinch-hitting for Kanazawa, grounds out second.  Kawasaki hits an infield single.  Honda grounds out to second, runner on second.  Ortiz flies out to second.

Notes

The Tigers are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 6 games above 500. ... The Hawks are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 7 games above 500. ... Kubo (HAN) won his second start in a row and is now 4-4 on the year. ... Otonari (SOF) took the loss and is now 0-6 over his last 8 starts.  He is now 1-7.

Tamura (SOF) was taken out of the game on defense in the 6th inning due to pain in his neck and left shoulder.

Toritani (HAN) played in his 800th straight game.

Yusuke Inoue, part of the comic duo NON STYLE, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.