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Seibu Lions 4 – Orix Buffaloes 9 (August 5, 2010)

by on Aug.05, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Seibu Lions vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
Orix 0 1 3 1 2 0 2 0 X 9 15 1

Attendance: 18147 | Seibu leads series, 8-7-0 | Time: 3:12

Potential Starters: Ryoma Nogami (SEI) 1-1, 4.73 - Masaki Ihara (ORI) 0-2, 5.87

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F9, 3: F8, 5: 2B, 6: F8, 8: F9
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 0-for-5 1: F9, 3: F4, 5: SO, 6: G4, 9: G4
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 0-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: F4, 5: BB, 7: G6, 9: G5
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: F9, 4: F9, 5: 2B, 7: G4, 9: G5
(DH) Brown, Dee 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G5, 4: BB, 5: 2B, 7: G4
(RF) Takayama, Hisashi 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: 2B, 5: G6, 8: 2B
(3B) Hirao, Hiroshi 1-for-2 2: G4, 4: BB, 6: 1B
PH Ishii, Yoshihito 1-for-1 8: 1B
3B Asamura, Hideto 0-for-0
(LF) Sato, Tomoaki 1-for-3 3: 1B, 4: G3, 6: L3
PH-LF Sakata, Ryo 0-for-1 8: SO
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-1 3: S2, 5: SO
PH-C Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 1-for-2 6: 1B, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nogami, Ryoma, L 4 67 21 19 8 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 5 5.205
Fujita, Taiyo 1 15 5 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.408
Onodera, Chikara 2 31 8 8 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.091
Doi, Yoshihiro 1 15 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11.423
8 128 38 35 15 3 5 1 0 1 1 0 9 9

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 5th, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F7, 2: G4, 4: 3B, 6: DP, 8: SO
(LF) Moriyama, Makoto 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: SO
PH-LF Arakane, Hisao 0-for-1 8: F8
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 4: F9, 7: G4
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: S7, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI 2: L3, 3: SO, 5: HR, 7: HR
(RF) Caraballo, Francisco 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 3: HR, 5: 1B, 7: G5
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-3 2: BB, 3: L6, 5: F9, 7: G6
(C) Yokoyama, Tetsuya 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: G6, 5: DP
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 1-for-1 8: 1B
(SS) Kaneko, Keisuke 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: F4, 6: 1B, 8: S5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ihara, Masaki 4 2/3 96 23 18 5 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 4 4 6.568
Nishi, Yuki, H 2/3 9 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
Furukawa, Shuichi, H 2/3 8 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.140
Leicester, Jon, W 2 30 8 8 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.582
Katsuki, Ryota 1 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
9 156 40 35 9 0 5 4 0 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nogami on the mound for Seibu
T-Okada lines out to first. Caraballo hits a single to left and advances to second on a wild pitch. Baldiris walks, runners on first and second. Yokoyama strikes out swinging. K. Kaneko hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Sakaguchi grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd - 3 runs, 3 hits
Nogami on the mound for Seibu
Moriyama hits an infield single. Goto hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Cabrera hits a sac fly to left, runner on second. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Caraballo hits a 2-run homer. Baldiris lines out to short.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Ihara on the mound for Orix
Nakajima flies out to second. Fernandez flies out to right. Brown walks. Takayama hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Hirao walks, runners on first and second. Sato grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nogami on the mound for Seibu
Yokoyama grounds out to short. K. Kaneko flies out to second. Sakaguchi hits a triple to center. Moriyama hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Goto flies out to right.

Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Ihara on the mound for Orix
Hosokawa strikes out swinging. Kataoka hits a double to left. Kuriyama strikes out swinging. Nakajima walks, runners on first and second. Fernandez clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Brown hits an RBI double to right and advances to third on a throwing error (E9).
Pitching change: Nishi in for Ihara.
Takayama grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Fujita on the mound for Seibu
Cabrera hits a single to center. T-Okada hits a 2-run homer. Caraballo hits a single to left. Baldiris flies out to right. Yokoyama hits into a double play.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Onodera on the mound for Seibu
Goto grounds out to second. Cabrera hits a single to right. T-Okada hits a 2-run homer. Caraballo grounds out to third. Baldiris grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Sato hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hosokawa. Kataoka flies out to center, runner on third. Kuriyama flies out to second.

Top of the 6th
Hirao hits a single to left. Sato lines out to first. Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Hosokawa.
Pitching change: Furukawa in for Nishi.
Uemoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kataoka flies out to center. Kuriyama grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th
Takayama hits a double to center. Y. Ishii, pinch-hitting for Hirao, hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Sakata, pinch-hitting for Sato, strikes out swinging. Uemoto strikes out swinging. Kataoka flies out to right.

Bottom of the 8th
Suzuki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by K. Kaneko. Sakaguchi strikes out looking. Arakane, pinch-hitting for Moriyama, flies out to center.

Notes

The Buffaloes swept the series, 3-0.

The Buffaloes won their third straight game and are now 52-47-1 (3rd place). ... The Lions dropped their third consecutive game and are now 55-47-0 (2nd place).

Leicester (ORI) picked up the win in relief and evened his record out to 2-2. ... Nogami (SEI) lost his second straight start and is now 1-2 on the year.  Since being converted to a start, Nogami is 0-2 with a 6.37 ERA in 7 starts.

T-Okada (ORI) has hit 6 homers in hist last 5 games.  His last 8 homers have come in four 2-homer games.  If T-Okada can keep up the pace, he could become the first Orix player to lead the league in homers since Troy Neel in 1996 (32 homers).

Home runs
ORI: Caraballo (2), T-Okada (27, 28)