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Nippon Ham Fighters 9 – Softbank Hawks 3 (June 23, 2010)

by on Jun.23, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ Kitakyushu Municipal Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 3 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 9 15 1
Softbank 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 1

Attendance: 17763 | Nippon Ham leads series, 5-3-0 | Time: 3:19

Potential Starters: Toshiyuki Yanuki (HAM) 0-1, 3.18 - Hideaki Takahashi (SOF) 2-1, 4.35

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 3-for-5, 2 R 1: 1B, 2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: F7, 8: 1B
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-3, 2 R 1: 1B, 2: BB (SB), 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: G3
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 2: G3, 4: 1B, 6: 3B, 9: f5
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 3-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: S8, 3: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: SO, 9: 2B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: HR, 7: G4, 9: SO
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G4, 4: G1, 7: SO, 9: F8
1B Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-0
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G5, 3: G5 (CS), 5: SO, 7: SO
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: G3, 8: G6
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G2 (BrO), 5: G4, 8: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yanuki, Toshiyuki 3 1/3 66 17 17 8 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.295
Sakakibara, Ryo, W 2 2/3 41 9 9 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.761
Ishii, Yuya 1 13 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Wolfe, Brian 1 14 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.750
Kato, Takeharu 1 10 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
9 144 36 35 9 2 9 1 0 0 0 0 3 3

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F8, 4: G5, 7: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: F9, 5: F8, 7: G6
(DH) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G3, 4: HR, 5: F7, 8: E5
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G5, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: G5
(1B) Petagine, Roberto 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: HR, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(LF) Ortiz, Jose 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: SO, 8: G6
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 9: BB
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 2-for-4 3: 1B (SB), 4: 1B, 6: SO, 9: DP
(C) Doue, Hayato 0-for-1 3: SO
PH-C Tanoue, Hidenori 0-for-3 4: F8, 7: f9, 9: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takahashi, Hideaki, L 3 2/3 67 19 17 9 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 5.548
Kanazawa, Takehito 1/3 19 5 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 4.320
Fujioka, Yoshiaki 3 50 10 10 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.865
Katto, Keisuke 1 12 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.908
Morifuku, Masahiko 1 14 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.063
9 162 42 39 15 1 9 2 0 0 0 0 9 8

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 5 hits
H. Takahashi on the mound for Softbank
Tanaka hits a single to left.  Morimoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Inaba hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third.  Koyano hits a sac fly to center, runner on second.  Itoi hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Takahashi hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third.  Yang (Yoh) grounds out to third, runners on second and third.  Tsuruoka strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
H. Takahashi on the mound for Softbank
Koyano hits a single to center.  Itoi hits a single to center, runner on first and second.  Takahashi grounds out to second, runners on first and third.  Yang (Yoh) drives in a run with a ground out to third, runner on first.  Yang (Yoh) gets thrown out trying to steal second.

Top of the 4th - 5 runs, 4 hits
H. Takahashi on the mound for Softbank
Tsuruoka hits a single to left.  M. Kaneko fails to move up the runner on sac bunt, runner on first.  Tanaka hits a double to center, M. Kaneko gets thrown out at home, runner on second.
Pitching change: Kanazawa in for H. Takahashi.
Morimoto walks, runners on first and second.  Inaba hits an RBI single to left, runners move up to second and third on fielding error (E7).  Koyano clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second.  Itoi hits a 2-run homer.  Takahashi grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 6 hits
Yanuki on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsunaka hits a solo homer.  Tamura hits a single to left.  Petagine hits a 2-run homer.  Ortiz hits a single to left and gets thrown out trying to stretch his hit into a double.  Hasegawa hits a single to right.  Matsuda hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Tanoue enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Doue.
Pitching change: Sakakibara in for Yanuki
Tanoue flies out to center.  Kawasaki grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
M. Kaneko strikes out looking.  Tanaka strikes out swinging.  Morimoto walks and steals second.  Inaba grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 3rd
Matsuda hits a single to left and steals second.  Doue strikes out looking.  Kawasaki flies out to center.  Honda flies out to right.

Top of the 6th
Tanaka flies out to left.  Morimoto strikes out swinging.  Inaba hits a triple to center.  Koyano strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Matsunaka reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first.  Tamura grounds out to third, runner on second.  Petagine grounds out to short.  Ortiz grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th
Inaba fouls out to third.  Koyano hits a double to center.  Itoi strikes out swinging.  Takahashi flies out to center.

Notes

The Fighters won their 5th straight and are now 31-36-2 (6th place). ... The Hawks dropped their 6th straight game and are now 37-32-2 (3rd place).

Sakakibara (HAM) got the win and improved to a perfect 3-0.  Sakakibara has picked up a win in his last three relief appearances. ... H. Takahashi (SOF) took the loss and is now 0-2 in his last three starts.  This after starting the season with two straight wins.

Tanaka (HAM) extended his hitting streak to 22 games.

Home runs
HAM: Itoi (7)
SOF: Matsunaka (5), Petagine (3)