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Orix Buffaloes 2 – Nippon Ham Fighters 5 (July 10, 2010)

by on Jul.10, 2010 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 14:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 2
Nippon Ham 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 X 5 10 0

Attendance: 34537 | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-5-0 | Time: 3:05

Potential Starters: Satoshi Komatsu (ORI) 4-4, 3.04 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 8-4, 1.46

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: SO, 6: SO, 9: 1B
(RF) Arakane, Hisao 0-for-2 1: SO, 3: SO
PH-RF Akada, Shogo 0-for-2, 1 R 6: F8, 9: G5
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 4: 1B, 7: F8, 9: HR
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: DP, 7: SO, 9: G3
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: F9, 8: SO
(C) Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-3 3: G5, 5: G6, 8: G4
(SS) Shiozaki, Makoto 1-for-3 3: 1B, 6: G5, 8: SO
SS Kaneko, Keisuke 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Komatsu, Satoshi, L 6 127 31 25 9 0 7 3 1 1 0 0 5 3 3.176
Nakayama, Shinya 1 23 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.640
Nishi, Yuki 1 13 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.857
8 163 38 32 10 0 12 3 1 1 0 0 5 3

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-4 1: SO, 2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: G6
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-5 1: F8, 2: F9, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: 1B, 4: G3, 6: S9
1B Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-0
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-4 2: SO, 3: G4, 5: F4, 6: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-2, 1 R 2: BB (SB), 3: BB, 5: G4, 7: SO
(DH) Tsuboi, Tomochika 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 3: G2, 5: 1B (SB)
PH-DH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 7: SO
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B (SB), 3: f3, 5: HBP, 7: SO
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: F8, 8: SO
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B (SB), 4: S5, 6: 1B, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, W 9 122 32 32 6 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.500
9 122 32 32 6 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 3 runs, 4 hits
Komatsu on the mound for Orix
Koyano strikes out swinging.  Itoi walks and steals second.  Tsuboi strikes out looking.  Yang (Yoh) hits an infield single, runners on first and third.  Yang (Yoh) steals second, runners on second and third.  Tsuruoka clears the bases with a 2-run single to right and goes all the way to third on a throwing error (E9).  M. Kaneko hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  M. Kaneko steals second.  Tanaka hits an infield single, runners on first and third.  Morimoto flies out to right.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Komatsu on the mound for Orix
Inaba hits a single to left and advances to second on a throwing error (E7).  Koyano grounds out to second, runner on third.  Itoi walks, runners on first and third.  Tsuboi drives in a run with a ground out to the catcher, runner on second.  Yang (Yoh) gouls out to first.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Komatsu on the mound for Orix
Defense: Akada takes over in right.
M. Kaneko hits a single to center.  Tanaka strikes out swinging.  Morimoto hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Inaba hits a sac fly to right, runner on first.  Koyano strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Takaguchi takes over at first.
Sakaguchi hits a single to center.  Akada grounds out to third, runner on first.  Goto hits a 2-run homer.  Cabrera strikes out swinging.  T-Okada grounds out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Sakaguchi flies out to center.  Arakane strikes out swinging.  Goto hits a double to right.  Cabrera strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th
Tsuruoka hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by M. Kaneko.  Tanaka walks, runners on first and second.  Morimoto strikes out looking.  Inaba grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 5th
Koyano flies out to second.  Itoi grounds out to second.  Tsuboi hits an infield single and steals second.  Yang (Yoh) gets hit by a pitch.  Tsuruoka flies out to center.

Notes

The Fighters won their fourth game in a row and are now 43-39-2 (4th place). ... The Buffaloes dropped their second game in a row and are now 40-41-1 (5th place).

Darvish (HAM) won his 5th straight start and improved to 9-4.  Darvish has not lost a game since 5/29 (vs Hanshin).  He also extended his winning streak against the Buffaloes to 9 games (since 2007). ... Komatsu (ORI) lost his second consecutive start and is now 4-5 on the year.  As a starter, Komatsu is now 3-4.

Darvish (HAM) struck out at least one batter in each of the 9 innings he pitched. This would be the second time in his career that he has done that (the first time was back in 2006).  It was also his first complete game victory without allowing a walk since 2008.

Home runs
ORI: Goto (7)