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Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Orix Buffaloes 6 (July 27, 2010)

by on Jul.27, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Skymark Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 2
Orix 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 X 6 12 1

Attendance: 14093 | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-7-0 | Time: 2:55

Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 10-3, 3.55 - Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 8-7, 3.62

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 振逃, 3: 1B (SB), 5: G4, 8: G1
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-2 1: S1, 3: SO, 6: BB, 8: 1B
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: F8, 8: 1B
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: G6
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: SO, 6: F7, 8: F7
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G5, 7: G6, 9: f3
(DH) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G5, 4: F9, 7: HR, 9: G4
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-1 2: S5, 5: SO
PH Murata, Kazuya 0-for-1 7: G1
C Ono, Shota 0-for-0
PH Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-1 9: SO
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, L 5 2/3 112 31 29 11 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 3 3.611
Yamamoto, Kazunori 2 1/3 40 10 8 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 6.000
8 152 41 37 12 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 6 4

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 3: G6, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: BB
(CF) Arakane, Hisao 0-for-3 1: G4, 3: SO, 5: F5
PH-CF Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 0-for-2 6: E5, 8: G5
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G3, 3: 1B, 5: HR, 6: f2, 8: F7
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 4-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: IBB
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: BB, 5: BB, 6: SO, 8: G4
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: E3, 3: SO, 5: G5, 7: HR
(RF) Caraballo, Francisco 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: f3
RF Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0
(SS) Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G5, 4: DP, 5: G4, 7: SO
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 1-for-4 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 7: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, W 8 119 32 29 6 1 11 1 0 2 1 0 2 2 3.539
Kishida, Mamoru 1 7 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.692
9 126 35 32 6 1 12 1 0 2 1 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Tanaka reaches via dropped third strike and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba strikes out swinging. Koyano hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Itoi flies out to center.

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Cabrera hits a double to right. T-Okada hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kitagawa reaches on a throwing error (E3), runners on first and second. Caraballo flies out to center, runners on first and third. K. Yamasaki drives in a run with a ground out to third, runner on first. Suzuki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Arakane flies out to third. Goto hits a solo homer. Cabrera hits a single to right. T-Okada walks, runners on first and second. Kitagawa grounds out to third, runners on first and third. Caraballo hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. K. Yamasaki grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Suzuki grounds out to short. Baldiris hits a single to center. Sakaguchi, pinch-hitting for Arakane, reaches on a fielding error (E5), runners on first and second. Goto fouls out to the catcher. Cabrera hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Yamamoto in for Keppel.
T-Okada strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Defense: Sakaguchi takes over in center.
Takahashi grounds out to short. Nakata hits a solo homer. Murata, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, grounds out to the pitcher. M. Kaneko strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamamoto on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Ono is the new catcher.
Kitagawa hits a solo homer. Caraballo fouls out to first. K. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Suzuki flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Takahashi hits a single to center. Nakata grounds out to third, runner on first. Tsuruoka hits a sac bunt, runner on second. M. Kaneko strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd
Tanaka hits a single to left. Morimoto strikes out looking. Inaba strikes out swinging as Tanaka steals second and then advances to third on a bad throw (E2). Koyano strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 3rd
Baldiris grounds out to short. Arakane strikes out swinging. Goto hits a single to left. Cabrera hits a double to right, runners on second and third. T-Okada walks to load the bases. Kitagawa strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th
Tanaka grounds out to the pitcher. Morimoto hits an infield single. Inaba hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Koyano grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Itoi flies out to left.

Bottom of the 8th
Baldrirs walks. Sakaguchi grounds out to third, runner on second. Goto flies out to left. Cabrera gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. T-Okada grounds out to second.

Notes

The Buffaloes won their 4th game in a row and are now 46-46-1 (4th place). ... The Fighters dropped their 2nd game in a row 46-47-2 (5th place).

C. Kaneko (ORI) won his 5th start in a row and improved to 9-7. He's also 1-1 in two starts against the Fighters this year. ... Keppel (HAM) lost his 3rd start in a row and is now 10-4. Keppel is 3-2 in 5 starts against the Buffaloes this season.

Goto (ORI) hit a home run on his birthday for the first time in his career.

Home runs
HAM: Nakata (2)
ORI: Goto (9), Kitagawa (8)