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Orix Buffaloes 5 – Softbank Hawks 4 (August 10, 2010)

by on Aug.10, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 10 0
Softbank 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 8 1

Attendance: 32534 | Softbank leads series, 9-6-1 | Time: 3:28

Potential Starters: Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 10-7, 3.49 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 6-5, 5.66

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4, 1 R 1: BB, 2: f2, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: 1B
(RF) Akada, Shogo 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F8, 2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 8: L4
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 3-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: F7, 7: 1B, 8: f4
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 2-for-5, 1 R, 4 RBI 1: 2B, 3: SO, 5: HR, 7: SO, 9: SO
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: G3, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: BB
PR-LF Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0 9: (CS)
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-5 1: SO, 3: G4, 5: G5, 7: E4, 9: SO
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: 1B, 5: IBB, 7: F9
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: S3, 5: G6, 8: F7
(SS) Kaneko, Keisuke 1-for-3 2: 1B (SB), 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: HBP

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, W 7 2/3 111 29 27 8 1 10 1 0 1 0 0 4 4 3.553
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.929
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.857
9 124 33 31 8 1 11 1 0 1 0 0 4 4

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 2, DPs in: 1st, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: 1B (CS), 8: 1B
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-3 1: S1, 3: F9, 5: SO, 8: DP
(LF) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: HR, 3: G6, 6: G5, 8: f2
C Takaya, Hiroaki 0-for-0
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-3 1: BB, 4: F7, 6: F8, 9: F7
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-4 1: DP, 4: 2B, 6: SO, 9: SO
(DH) Petagine, Roberto 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: G3
(3B) Lee, Bum-Ho 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 5: 1B (SB), 7: F7
(C) Tanoue, Hidenori 1-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B
PR-LF Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-0, 1 R

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, L 4 1/3 99 22 20 8 2 7 1 0 1 0 0 5 5 5.970
Morifuku, Masahiko 1 2/3 31 7 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.500
Katto, Keisuke 1 26 5 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.773
Mizuta, Akio 1 12 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.250
Settsu, Tadashi 1 16 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.341
9 184 42 36 10 2 14 4 1 1 0 0 5 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Sakaguchi walks. Akada flies out to center. Goto hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Cabrera clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. T-Okada strikes out looking. Kitagawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 1st - 2 run, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Matsuda hits a 2-run homer. Kokubo walks. Tamura hits into a double play.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Baldiris hits a solo homer. Suzuki strikes out swinging. K. Kaneko hits a single to right and steals second. Sakaguchi fouls out to the catcher. Akada strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Akada hits a single to center. Goto flies out to left. Cabrera hits a 2-run homer.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Houlton.
T-Okada walks. Kitagawa grounds out to third, runner on second. Baldiris gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Suzuki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Hasegawa hits a single to left. Tanoue strikes out swinging. Hasegawa steals second. Kawasaki hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kawasaki gets caught trying to steal second. Honda strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Tanoue hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Fukuda. Kawasaki hits a single to center, runners on first and third. A run scores as Honda hits into a double play.
Pitching change: Hirano in for C. Kaneko.
Matsuda fouls out to the catcher.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Goto hits a double to center. Cabrera strikes out swinging. T-Okada grounds out to first, runner on third. Kitagawa grounds out to second.

Top of the 4th
Baldiris hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Suzuki. K. Kaneko strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th
Kokubo flies out to left. Tamura hits a double to center. Petagine strikes out swinging. Lee strikes out looking.

Top of the 7th
Goto hits a single to left. Cabrera strikes out looking. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Kitagawa reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on first and second. Baldiris flies out to right.

Top of the 8th
Suzuki flies out to left. K. Kaneko gets hit by a pitch. Sakaguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Akada lines out to second. Goto fouls out to second.

Notes

The Buffaloes stopped a 3-game slide and are now 53-50-1 (4th place). ... The Hawks dropped their sixth game in a row (tying a season high) and are now 56-47-3 (2nd place).

C. Kaneko (ORI) won his 7th consecutive start and improved to 11-7 on the year.  He also notched his first victory against the Hawks this season and is 1-1 in two starts against them.  Kishida (ORI) recorded his 8th save of the year. ... Houlton (SOF) dropped his second start in a row and is 0-2 in three starts since his last victory on 7/19 (vs Seibu).  Houlton is now 2-1 in three starts against the Buffaloes and 6-6 overall.

C. Kaneko (ORI) recorded his first victory at Yahoo Dome.

Home runs
ORI: Baldiris (10), Cabrera (16)
SOF: Matsuda (14)