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Nippon Ham Fighters 6 – Orix Buffaloes 9 (August 29, 2010)

by on Aug.29, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 13:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 6 11 2
Orix 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 3 X 9 19 0

Attendance: 32801 | Orix leads series, 10-8-1 | Time: 3:53

Potential Starters: Hirotoshi Masui (HAM) 3-3, 3.86 - Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 8-9, 5.38

Nippon Ham

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 2-for-4, 3 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: BB, 4: G4, 7: 2B, 9: L6
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-2, 1 R 1: S1, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: S1
PH Watanabe, Ryuichi 1-for-1 9: 1B
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: HBP, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: G4
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4, 3 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F8, 3: F9, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(1B) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4 2: F8, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F9
(CF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: G3, 8: SO
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: S1, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-2, 1 RBI 3: SO, 4: S1, 6: DP
PH Iwadate, Manabu 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Masui, Hirotoshi 4 72 18 17 6 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 3.902
Ishii, Yuya 2/3 24 5 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.613
Sakakibara, Ryo 1 15 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.000
Hayashi, Masanori 1/3 13 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.797
Tateyama, Yoshinori, L 1 1/3 24 8 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.285
Miyamoto, Ken 0/3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kikuchi, Kazumasa 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.500
8 157 43 40 19 0 5 1 1 1 0 0 9 9

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 1st, 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 3-for-3, 2 R 1: 2B, 3: HBP, 5: BB, 6: 1B, 8: 3B
(RF) Moriyama, Makoto 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F7, 3: G3, 5: S1, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: G6, 6: F7, 8: 3B
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 4-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBI 1: DP, 4: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-LF Arakane, Hisao 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 3-for-5, 1 RBI 2: F9, 4: f5, 5: 2B, 7: 2B, 8: 2B
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-5, 1 RBI 2: G3, 4: 1B, 5: F7, 7: G6, 8: F4
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-5, 1 RBI 2: F9, 4: SO, 6: SO, 7: 1B, 8: G6
(C) Hidaka, Takeshi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 3: G3, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 7: DP
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-0
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-4, 1 R 3: SO, 4: SO, 6: 2B, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamamoto, Shogo 3 1/3 58 17 13 5 0 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 4 5.556
Nishikawa, Masato 2/3 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.500
Ihara, Masaki 2 1/3 49 11 10 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 6.750
Higa, Motoki 2/3 10 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.818
Hirano, Yoshihisa, W 1 13 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.612
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 12 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.411
9 150 39 33 11 0 11 1 1 4 0 0 6 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba strikes out swinging. Tanaka steals third. Koyano hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. Nioka flies out to center.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Iiyama strikes out swinging. Tanaka walks. Morimoto hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Inaba gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Koyano hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second. Nioka flies out to right. Nakata strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Yang (Yoh) hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Tsuruoka.
Pitching change: Nishikawa in for Yamamoto.
Iiyama hits a squeeze bunt. Tanaka grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Masui on the mound for Nippon Ham
Goto hits a single to center. Cabrera hits a single to left, runners on first and second. T-Okada fouls out to third. Kitagawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Baldiris strikes out swinging. Hidaka hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Obiki strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Ishii on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sakaguchi walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Moriyama. Goto grounds out to short, runner on third. Cabrera hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. T-Okada hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: Sakakibara in for Ishii.
Kitagawa flies out to left.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Ihara on the mound for Orix
Nioka hits a single to left. Nakata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to first, runners on first and third. Tsuruoka hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Iiyama grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Baldiris strikes out looking. Hidaka grounds out to the pitcher. Obiki hits a double to right. Sakaguchi hits a single to left, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Hayashi in for Sakakibara.
Moriyama hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Goto flies out to left.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ihara on the mound for Orix
Tanaka hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.
Pitching change: Higa in for Ihara.
Koyano strikes out swinging. Nioka strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Hayashi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Cabrera hits a single to left. T-Okada hits a double to center, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Tateyama in for Hayashi.
Kitagawa grounds out to short. Baldiris hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Hidaka grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 5 hits
Tateyama on the mound for Nippon Ham
Obiki strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits a triple to right. Moriyama hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Runner advances to second on a bad pick-off throw. Goto hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third. Cabrera hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Arakane enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera.
Pitching change: Miyamoto in for Tateyama.
T-Okada hits a double to left, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Kikuchi in for Miyamoto.
Kitagawa flies out to second. Baldiris grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Sakaguchi hits a double to right. Moriyama flies out to left. Goto hits an infield single and a throwing error allows Sakaguchi to advance to third, runners on first and third. Cabrera grounds into a double play.

Notes

Orix took the series, 2-0-1.

The Buffaloes are 3-0-2 over their last 5 games and are now 59-58-4 (4th place tie). ... The Fighters are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 59-58-3 (4th place tie).

Hirano (ORI) picked up the win in relief and improved to 6-1 on the year.  Kishida (ORI) saved his 11 game of the year. ... Tateyama (HAM) took the loss and is now 1-2.

Koyano (HAM) became the first player in the Pacific League to record 100 RBIs this season.  He started the game with 97, drove in his 98th in the 1st inning, and his 99th and 100th in the 3rd inning.

Home runs
None.