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Chiba Lotte Marines 3 – Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (August 17, 2010)

by on Aug.17, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 11 0
Nippon Ham 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0

Attendance: 31172 | Lotte leads series, 11-7-1 | Time: 3:00

Potential Starters: Bill Murphy (LOT) 9-4, 3.69 - Bobby Keppel (HAM) 12-4, 3.49

Lotte

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 3rd, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Nishioka, Tsuyoshi 1-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 3: BB, 5: G6, 7: G4, 9: 1B
(3B) Imae, Toshiaki 2-for-4, 1 R 1: F4, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: S1
(2B) Iguchi, Tadahito 3-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: 1B, 3: DP, 5: 2B, 8: HR, 9: IBB
(1B) Kim, Tae-Kyun 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: G6, 5: BB, 8: G6, 9: F9
(DH) Fukuura, Kazuya 1-for-4 1: G6, 4: G3, 5: G6, 8: 1B
PR-DH Okada, Yoshifumi 0-for-0
PH-DH Heiuchi, Hisao 0-for-1 9: SO
(RF) Omura, Saburo 2-for-4 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: G5
(LF) Omatsu, Shoitsu 0-for-3 2: L7, 4: SO, 6: DP, 8: IBB
(C) Matoba, Naoki 1-for-3 2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: G4
PH Nemoto, Shunichi 0-for-1 8: G6
C Saito, Toshio 0-for-0
(CF) Kiyota, Ikuhiro 1-for-4 3: G4, 5: G5, 7: G6, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Murphy, Bill, W 7 113 32 23 7 0 4 6 0 3 0 0 2 2 3.622
Ono, Shingo, H 1 13 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.124
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, S 1 14 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.688
9 140 41 28 8 0 5 7 1 5 0 0 2 2

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 12, DPs in: 5th, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: L6, 4: BB, 6: F5, 9: 1B
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 0-for-3 1: S1, 2: F9, 4: SO, 7: G4, 9: S1
(RF-1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-2 1: BB (BrO), 3: BB, 4: SO, 7: 2B, 9: BB
PR Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-0
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: F9, 9: G6
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-3 1: G4, 3: S1, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: G4
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: SO, 8: SO
(1B) Nakata, Sho 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: F9, 5: DP, 8: HBP
PR-RF Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-0
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-3 1: G6, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: S1
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-1 2: G6
SS Iiyama, Yuji 1-for-2 4: S1, 6: 1B (BrO), 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, L 8 124 35 31 9 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 3.486
Kikuchi, Kazumasa 1 24 6 4 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
9 148 41 35 11 1 4 5 0 1 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Tanaka hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba walks, runners on first and second. Koyano hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Itoi hits a grounder to second and Inaba gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and third. Nioka hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Nakata walks to load the bases. Tsuruoka grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Keppel on the mound for Lotte
Matoba hits a single to right. Kiyota grounds out to third, runner on first. Nishioka grounds out to short, runner on first. Imae hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Iguchi clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Kim walks, runners on first and second. Fukuura grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Lotte
Iguchi hits a solo homer. Kim grounds out to short. Fukuura hits a single to right. Okada enters the game as a pinch-runner for Fukuura. Saburo grounds out to third, runner on second. Omatsu gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Nemoto, pinch-hitting for Matoba, grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Nishioka walks. Imae flies out to second. Iguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kim flies out to center. Fukuura grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd
Kiyota grounds out to second. Nishioka walks. Imae hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Defense: Iiyama takes over at short.
Iguchi grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 3rd
Inaba walks. Koyano hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Itoi hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Nioka flies out to center. Nakata flies out to right.

Bottom of the 4th
Tsuruoka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Iiyama. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Morimoto strikes out swinging. Inaba strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 5th
Koyano walks. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Nioka strikes out swinging. Nakata grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 7th
Morimoto grounds out to second. Inaba hits a double to left. Koyano flies out to right. Itoi strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 8th
Nioka strikes out swinging. Nakata gets hit by a pitch. Konta enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nakata. Tsuruoka hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Iiyama grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th
Kiyota hits a single to center. Nishioka hits a bunt single, runners on first and second. Imae hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Iguchi gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Kim flies out to right. Heiuchi, pinch-hitting for Okada, strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th
Tanaka hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba walks, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) enters the game as a pinch-runner for Inaba. Koyano grounds out to short, runners on second and third. Itoi grounds out to second.

Notes

The Marines won their 3rd game in a row and are now 57-50-2 (3rd place). ... The Fighters are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 54-54-2 (4th place tie).  And according to Sanspo, the Fighters lost their 14th 1-run game of the year.

Murphy (LOT) stopped a personal 2-game losing streak and improved to 10-4 on the year.  He also picked up his first victory against the Fighters this season and is now 1-2 in 2 starts and 6 relief appearances against the Fighters this year.  H. Kobayashi (LOT) saved his 21st save of the year. ... Keppel (HAM) took the loss and is now 12-5 on the year.  He's also 3-3 in 6 starts against Lotte this year.

Maki Oguro (singer) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Home run
LOT: Iguchi (12)