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Orix Buffaloes 4 – Softbank Hawks 5 (August 24, 2010)

by on Aug.24, 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 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 4 8 0
Softbank 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 5 8 0

Attendance: 30612 | Softbank leads series, 11-6-2 | Time: 3:50

Potential Starters: Kazuki Kondo (ORI) 5-8, 3.84 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 6-6, 5.97

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: 2B, 5: HR, 7: G5
(RF) Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-3 1: F8, 3: SO, 5: SO
P Nishikawa, Masato 0-for-0
P Higa, Motoki 0-for-0
P Maeda, Yuji 0-for-0
P Katsuki, Ryota 0-for-0
PH Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-1 8: F9
P Kamoshida, Takashi 0-for-0
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4 1: 2B, 3: F7, 6: G5, 8: SO
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: G4, 6: 2B, 8: G6
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: BB, 4: G4, 6: HR, 9: 3B
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 9: G1
(DH-C) Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G4, 6: G1, 9: G4
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-1 2: G1
PH-RF Caraballo, Francisco 1-for-2 5: SO, 7: HBP, 9: 1B
PR Kaneko, Keisuke 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: F9, 7: DP
PH Shimoyama, Shinji 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kondo, Kazuki, L 4 114 23 18 6 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 5 5 4.060
Nishikawa, Masato 1 1/3 25 6 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.688
Higa, Motoki 2/3 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.174
Maeda, Yuji 1/3 17 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.571
Katsuki, Ryota 2/3 12 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.302
Kamoshida, Takashi 1 18 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.571
8 192 40 32 8 1 8 5 3 0 0 0 5 5

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 1: G6 (SB), 4: G3, 6: BB (SB) (BrO), 7: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 2-for-5, 1 R 1: SO, 2: F7, 4: 1B (SB), 6: 1B (SB), 8: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-0, 1 R 1: HBP
3B Morimoto, Satoru 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: SO
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 2: G5, 4: HBP, 6: F5, 8: F8
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 2-for-2, 1 R, 4 RBI 1: HR, 3: 1B
PH-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-2 4: F6, 7: F5
(DH) Petagine, Roberto 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: F7, 5: F7, 7: BB
PR-DH Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-0
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 2-for-4 1: 2B, 3: G6, 5: f6, 7: 1B
(LF-RF) Egawa, Tomoaki 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO
(C) Tanoue, Hidenori 0-for-2 1: BB, 4: G5, 6: G5, 7: HBP

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 5 1/3 93 23 22 6 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 5.902
Katto, Keisuke, H 2/3 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.893
Settsu, Tadashi, H 1 16 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.045
Falkenborg, Brian, H 1 8 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.252
Mahara, Takahiro, S 1 25 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1.141
9 149 36 34 8 2 8 1 1 0 1 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 3 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki hits a single to left. Honda strikes out swinging. Kawasaki steals second. Matsuda gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Kokubo walks to load the bases. Tamura hits a grand slam. Petagine walks. Hasegawa hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Egawa strikes out swinging. Tanoue walks to load the bases. Kawasaki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Tanoue grounds out to third. Kawasaki grounds out to first. Honda hits an infield single and steals second. Morimoto hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Kokubo gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Kidokoro, pinch-hitting for Tamura, flies out to short.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Defense: Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left; Egawa moves from left to right.
Caraballo, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, strikes out looking. Obiki flies out to right. Sakaguchi hits a solo homer. Moriyama strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Goto grounds out to third. Cabrera hits a double to left. T-Okada hits a 2-run homer.
Pitching change: Katto in for Houlton.
Baldiris grounds out to third. Hidaka grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Mahara on the mound for Softbank
T-Okada hits a triple to center. Baldiris grounds out to the pitcher. A run scores on a wild pitch. Hidaka grounds out to second. Caraballo hits a single to right. K. Kaneko enters the game as a pinch-runner for Caraballo. Shimoyama enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Obiki. K. Kaneko steals second. Shimoyama strikes out looking.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Sakaguchi flies out to center. Moriyama flies out to center. Goto hits a double to right. Cabrera strikes out looking.

Top of the 3rd
Obiki strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits a double to right. Moriyama strikes out swinging. Goto flies out to left.

Bottom of the 3rd
Tamura hits a single to center. Petagine flies out to left. Hasegawa grounds out to short, runner on second. Egawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Tanoue grounds out to third. Kawasaki walks and steals second. Honda hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Honda steals second, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Higa in for Nishikawa.
Morimoto hits a grounder to short and Kawasaki gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and third. Kokubo flies out to third.

Bottom of the 7th
Kidokoro flies out to third. Petagine walks and gets replaced by pinch-runner Fukuda. Hasegawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for Y. Maeda.
Egawa strikes out swinging. Tanoue gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Kawasaki strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Hawks are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 63-51-4 (2nd place). ... The Buffaloes are 2-3 over their last 5 games 56-58-2 (5th place).

Houlton (SOF) picked up his first win since 7/19 (vs Seibu).  In between victories, Houlton went 0-2 in three starts.  Houlton is now also 3-1 in 4 starts against the Buffaloes.  Mahara saved his 26th game of the year. ... Kondo lost his 3rd consecutive start in a row and is now 5-9 on the year. He also dropped to 2-4 in 7 starts against the Hawks.

This is the first time Tamura (SOF) reached the 20 homer mark in a season since he hit 31 in 2005.

Kitagawa (ORI) was back in the starting line-up after missing 9 games with cellulitis.

Matsuda (SOF) was hit by a pitch in his left wrist in the 1st inning and was taken out of the game on defense in the 2nd.  He was rushed to the hospital for an examination since he suffered a fracture in his left wrist in May.  Results can back negative.

Home runs
ORI: Sakaguchi (4), T-Okada (31)
SOF: Tamura (20)