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Orix Buffaloes 5 – Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (July 11, 2010)

by on Jul.11, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 13:00

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

Attendance: 29242 | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-6-0 | Time: 2:48

Potential Starters: Kazuki Kondo (ORI) 3-5, 3.58 - Bobby Keppel (HAM) 10-1, 3.07

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 1st, 3rd, 9th, 6th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: DP, 5: L5, 7: F9
(RF) Akada, Shogo 0-for-4 1: F2, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4, 1 R 1: DP, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: G3
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 2-for-3, 2 R 2: 1B, 4: G5, 6: BB, 8: 1B (BrO)
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: 2B, 4: BB, 6: HR, 8: F7
(1B) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-4 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 9: F3
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: S8, 5: 1B, 6: DP, 9: 1B
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: S1, 6: F8, 9: DP
(SS) Yamasaki, Koji 1-for-2, 1 RBI 3: BB, 5: 2B, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kondo, Kazuki, W 7 1/3 99 29 25 4 0 8 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 3.409
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 2/3 15 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.184
Kishida, Mamoru 1 8 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.945
9 122 35 30 4 0 10 4 0 1 2 0 1 1

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 3: L6, 6: G6, 8: 1B
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-2 1: S1, 3: SO, 6: BB, 8: 1B
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-2 1: BB, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: BB
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: SO, 6: G1, 8: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-4 1: G3, 4: G5, 6: F7, 8: G6
(DH) Tsuboi, Tomochika 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G4, 7: SO, 9: G6
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-4 2: G5, 5: G3, 7: SO, 9: SO
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-2 2: 1B, 5: SO
PH Kato, Masayoshi 0-for-1 7: SO
C Ono, Shota 0-for-1 9: F4
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-3 2: G6, 5: F8, 8: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, L 6 94 26 20 7 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 5 5 3.340
Sakakibara, Ryo 1 22 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.779
Wolfe, Brian 1 13 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.068
Kato, Takeharu 1 11 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.553
9 140 35 29 9 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 5 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 0 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Tanaka walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto.  Inaba walks, runners on first and second.  Koyano flies out to center, runners on first and third.  A run scores on a wild pitch, runner on third.  Itoi grounds out to first.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Orix
Cabrera hits a single to center.  T-Okada hits a double to right, runners on second and third.  Kitagawa grounds out to short.  Baldiris hits a sac fly to center, runner on third.  Suzuki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Orix
Baldiris hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Suzuki.  K. Yamasaki hits an RBI double to right, runner on second.  Sakaguchi lines out to third.  Akada strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Keppel on the mound for Orix
Goto hits a single to right.  Cabrera walks, runners on first and second.  T-Okada hits a 3-run homer.  Kitagawa hits an infield single.  Baldiris hits into a double play.  Suzuki flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 6th
Tanaka grounds out to short.  Morimoto walks.  Inaba hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Koyano grounds out to the pitcher, runners on first and third.  Itoi flies out to left.

Bottom of the 8th
M. Kaneko flies out to right.  Tanaka hits a single to right.  Morimoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Kondo.
Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch.  Inaba walks to load the bases.  Koyano strikes out swinging.  Itoi grounds out to short.

Notes

The Fighters took the series, 2-1.

The Buffaloes stop a 2-game losing streak and are now 41-41-1 (5th place). ... The Fighters' 4-game winning streak comes to an end.  They are now 43-40-2 (4th place).

Kondo (ORI) won his second start in a row and is now 4-5 on the year.  This was also his first victory in four starts against the Fighters this season. ... Keppel (HAM) 9-game winning streak came to an end with his first loss since 4/15 (vs Lotte).  Keppel is now 10-2.

Home runs
ORI: T-Okada (19)