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Nippon Ham Fighters 0 – Seibu Lions 7 (July 15, 2010)

by on Jul.15, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Seibu 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 X 7 13 0

Attendance: 15824 | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-7-0 | Time: 2:50

Potential Starters: Mitsuo Yoshikawa (HAM) 0-2, 9.00 - Masamitsu Hirano (SEI) 0-1, 4.76

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: F7, 4: G3, 6: G4, 9: SO
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: F7, 7: G1
PH Tsuboi, Tomochika 1-for-1 9: 1B
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4 1: G6, 4: F6, 7: 1B, 9: F9
(1B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-3 2: G6, 5: SO, 7: f2
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-2 2: HBP, 5: G4, 7: f5
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-3 2: DP, 5: F7, 8: G5
(3B) Kato, Masayoshi 0-for-3 3: G4, 6: G4, 8: SO
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-3 3: SO, 6: 2B (BrO), 8: G6
(LF) Murata, Kazuya 0-for-2 3: BB (CS), 6: G1, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshikawa, Mitsuo, L 6 103 26 25 9 2 7 0 0 1 1 0 4 4 8.053
Kato, Takeharu 1 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.293
Sunaga, Hideki 1 38 8 6 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 13.500
8 152 37 34 13 2 7 2 0 1 1 0 7 7

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 3-for-5 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: 1B (CS), 7: f3, 8: F6
(3B-1B) Abe, Masahiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: S1, 3: F9, 5: HR, 7: F9
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: f7, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: BB (BrO)
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: L5
(DH) Brown, Dee 2-for-4, 1 R 2: G4, 4: F4, 6: 2B, 8: 1B
PR-DH Sato, Tomoaki 0-for-0, 1 R
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 2-for-4, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: 2B
PR-3B Hara, Takuya 0-for-0, 1 R
(LF) Sakata, Ryo 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: HR, 6: F7, 8: BB
(RF) Takayama, Hisashi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 3: 1B (BrO), 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: 1B
(C) Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: G1, 5: G6, 7: G3, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hirano, Masamitsu, W 9 130 30 28 3 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.841
9 130 30 28 3 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Takayama hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E6).  Uemoto fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on first.  Kataoka hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Abe flies out to right, runners on first and third.  Kuriyama hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.  Nakajima strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Brown flies out to second.  Fernandez grounds out to short.  Sakata hits a solo homer.  Takayama strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uemoto grounds out to short.  Kataoka hits an infield single and gets caught trying to steal second.  Abe hits a solo homer.  Kuriyama strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nakajima strikes out swinging.  Brown hits a double to left.  Fernandez hits an RBI single to center and a throwing error (E3) allows Fernandez to advance to second.  Sakata flies out to left.  Takayama strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Sunaga on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kuriyama walks.  Nakajima lines out to third and Kuriyama is doubled off first.  Brown hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Sato.  Fernandez hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.  Hara enters the game as a pinch-runner for Fernandez.  Sakata walks, runners on first and second.  Takayama hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.  Uemoto hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third.  Kataoka flies out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Kataoka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Abe.  Kuriyama fouls out to left.  Runner advances on wild pitch.  Nakajima flies out to center.

Top of the 6th
M. Kato grounds out to second.  Yang (Yoh) hits a double to left.  Murata hits a grounder to the pitcher, Yang (Yoh) gets thrown out running the bases, runner on second.  Tanaka grounds out to second.

Notes

The Lions took the series, 2-1.  Prior to the game, the Fighters had won 7 consecutive series since the end of Inter-league play, including a three game sweep of the Lions between 6/29 and 5/1.

The Lions won their second game in a row and are now 51-37-0 (1st place). ... The Fighters dropped their second game in a row and are now 44-42-2 (4th place).

Hirano (SEI) picked up his first victory of the season in his second game of the season and is now 1-1. This was also Hirano's first complete game shutout of his career. ... Yoshikawa (HAM) started his fourth game of the year and took the loss, dropping to 0-3 on the year.

The Fighters suffered their 7th shutout loss of the year.

Home runs
SEI: Sakata (5), Abe (1)