Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 31477 | Nippon Ham leads series, 9-6-0 | Time: 2:56
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 10-5, 1.72 - Hiroki Yamada (SOF) 2-3, 5.72
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 3rd)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: G5 (CS), 8: SO|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: DP, 5: G5, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||3-for-4||2: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-3||2: S1, 4: G4, 6: F8, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Nioka, Tomohiro||0-for-3, 1 RBI||2: F9, 4: S8, 6: F9, 9: G4|
|(DH)||Nakata, Sho||1-for-4||2: F9, 4: 1B, 7: F5, 9: G6|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||0-for-3||3: G6, 4: F8, 7: F6|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||2-for-3||3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: L5|
|Darvish, Yu, L||8||141||33||33||11||1||9||0||0||0||0||0||5||5||1.933|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||3-for-4, 2 RBI||1: G6, 3: 1B, 4: 2B (BrO), 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: L6|
|(LF-3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||2-for-4||1: SO, 3: G5, 5: 2B (CS), 8: 1B (SB)|
|(DH)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-4, 1 R||2: F9, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||0-for-4||2: G6, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Petagine, Roberto||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G3, 4: HR, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Lee, Bum-Ho||2-for-3, 1 R||3: 2B (BrO), 4: 1B, 6: F6|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||1-for-3, 1 R||3: G5, 4: 1B, 7: G3|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||0-for-3, 1 R||3: G5, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|Yamada, Hiroki, W||7||108||27||25||8||0||3||0||0||1||0||0||1||1||4.840|
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Lee hits a double to right and advances to second on a passed ball. Hasegawa grounds out to third. Tanoue hits a grounder to third and Lee gets thrown out running the bases, runner on first. Kawasaki hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Honda hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Matsuda grounds out to third.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Inaba hits an infield single. Koyano hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Itoi grounds out to second. Nioka hits a sac fly to center, runner on second. Nakata hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Tsuruoka flies out to center.
Bottom of the 4th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kokubo hits a single to right. Tamura strikes out looking. Petagine hits a 2-run homer. Lee hits a single to left. Hasegawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Tanoue strikes out swinging. Kawasaki clears the bases with a 2-run double to left and Kawasaki is thrown out trying to get to third.
Top of the 2nd
Koyano hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Itoi. Nioka flies out to right. Nakata flies out to right.
Top of the 3rd
Tsuruoka grounds out to short. M. Kaneko hits a single to left. Tanaka hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Morimoto grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 5th
Honda flies out to center. Matsuda hits a double to center and gets thrown out trying to steal third. Kokubo strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th
Matsuda hits a single to center. Kokubo strikes out swinging. Matsuda steals second. Tamura strikes out swinging. Petagine strikes out swinging.
Top of the 9th
Koyano strikes out swinging. Itoi hits a single to left and advances to second on a fielding error (E7). Nioka grounds out to second, runner on third. Nakata grounds out to short.
The Hawks are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 58-47-4 (2nd place). ... The Fighters lost their 2nd game in a row and are now 53-52-2 (4th place tie).
Yamada (SOF) got the win and evened his record out to 3-3 on the year. He's also 2-0 in 2 starts against the Fighters this years. ... Darvish (HAM) took the loss and is now 10-6. In 3 starts against the Hawks this season, Darvish is now 1-2.
Darvish (HAM) now has 6 losses this season. That establishes a new career high for Darvish (the most he ever lost in one season up until now was 5 games). Darvish also tied his career high for most hits allowed in a game with 11.
SOF: Petagine (8)