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Orix Buffaloes 4 – Softbank Hawks 2 (August 25, 2010)

by on Aug.25, 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 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 11 0
Softbank 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 5 2

Attendance: 32643 | Softbank leads series, 11-7-2 | Time: 3:15

Potential Starters: Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 12-7, 3.33 - Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 14-6, 3.19

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 13, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 2: F7, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: BB (SB)
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-5 1: 1B, 3: F7, 4: SO, 6: f5, 8: E5
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 0-for-5 1: F9, 3: F4, 5: SO, 7: G1, 8: F8
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: G5, 7: 1B, 9: E5
PR-LF Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0, 1 R
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-5 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: G1
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: F6, 4: G6, 5: F5, 7: SO, 9: 1B
PR-DH Kaneko, Keisuke 0-for-0
(RF) Caraballo, Francisco 1-for-5, 1 R 2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 7: F8, 9: SO
RF Arakane, Hisao 0-for-0
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-4 2: G5, 4: S2, 6: G6, 8: SO, 9: SO
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 2-for-3 2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: F4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, W 8 97 28 28 4 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.282
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 19 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.560
9 116 32 32 5 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: G4, 6: 3B, 8: G1
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-4 1: G3, 4: G4, 6: SO, 9: SO
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-4 1: F8, 4: SO, 7: G4, 9: 1B
PR Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4 2: F6, 5: F8, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-4 2: G6, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO
(DH) Petagine, Roberto 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO
(LF) Shibahara, Hiroshi 1-for-3, 1 R 3: SO, 6: 2B, 8: SO
(3B) Morimoto, Satoru 0-for-3 3: SO, 6: F2, 8: F9
(C) Tanoue, Hidenori 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: SO, 6: G4, 8: HR

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wada, Tsuyoshi, L 7 128 34 30 10 0 6 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 3.162
Katto, Keisuke 1 22 5 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.849
Falkenborg, Brian 1 34 5 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.227
9 184 44 39 11 0 9 4 0 1 1 0 4 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Sakaguchi walks. Baldiris hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Goto flies out to right, runners on first and third. Cabrera hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Kitagawa flies out to short.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Kitagawa grounds out to short. Caraballo hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Suzuki. Obiki walks, runners on first and second. Sakaguchi hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Baldiris strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Shibahara hits a double to right. Morimoto pops out to the catcher on a bunt attempt. Tanoue grounds out to second, runner on third. Kawasaki hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Honda strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 0 hits
Katto on the mound for Softbank
Suzuki strikes out swinging. Obiki flies out to second. Sakaguchi walks and steals second. Baldiris reaches on a throwing error (E5) and a run scores, Bladiris to second. Goto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Shibahara strikes out swinging. Morimoto flies out to right. Tanoue hits a solo homer. Kawasaki grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Falkenborg on the mound for Softbank
Cabrera reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Moriyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera. T-Okada grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Kitagawa hits an RBI single to right, runner advances to second on throw. K. Kaneko enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kitagawa. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Caraballo strikes out swinging. Suzuki strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 6th
Caraballo strikes out swinging. Suzuki grounds out to short. Obiki hits a single to right. Sakaguchi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Baldiris fouls out to third.

Top of the 7th
Goto grounds out to the pitcher. Cabrera hits a single to center. T-Okada hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kitagawa strikes out looking. Caraballo flies out to center.

Bottom of the 9th
Honda strikes out swinging. Hasegawa hits a single to left and is replaced by a pinch-runner Kidokoro. Kokubo strikes out swinging as Kidokoro steals second. Tamura strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Buffaloes are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 57-58-2 (5th place). ... The Hawks are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 63-52-4 (2nd place).

C. Kaneko (ORI) won his 9th straight start and is now 13-7.  He also improved to 2-1 in three starts against the Hawks this season.  Kishida (ORI) notched his 10th save of the year. ... Wada (SOF) lost his second start in a row and is now 14-7. Wada is now 4-2 in 6 starts against the Buffaloes this year.

Home runs
SOF: Tanoue (7)