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Orix Buffaloes 8 – Seibu Lions 4 (August 31, 2010)

by on Aug.31, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Seibu Lions @ Gunma Shikishima Baseball Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 0 8 16 1
Seibu 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 7 0

Attendance: 16823 | Seibu leads series, 11-8-0 | Time: 3:53

Potential Starters: Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 13-7, 3.28 - Ming-Chieh Hsu (SEI) 6-9, 4.50

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 2nd, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 3-for-5, 2 R 1: G6, 4: 1B, 5: 2B, 6: F8, 8: 1B
(RF) Moriyama, Makoto 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 6: F7, 8: G1
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: HR, 7: G6, 9: SO
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 3-for-5, 1 R 2: 1B (BrO), 4: SO, 5: 2B, 7: G1, 9: 2B
(1B) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-5 2: F9, 4: F6, 5: SO, 7: f2, 9: F7
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 4-for-5, 2 RBI 2: L4, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
(DH) Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-2 3: f5, 4: BB, 5: F7
PH-DH Taguchi, So 0-for-2 8: DP, 9: SO
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 1-for-3, 1 R 3: G6, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: BB
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 3: SO, 5: SO, 6: S1, 8: HR

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, W 6 1/3 121 27 23 5 1 9 2 0 1 0 0 4 4 3.369
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 1/3 32 6 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.580
Maeda, Yuji 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.160
Kishida, Mamoru 1 31 6 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
9 189 40 33 7 1 13 5 0 1 0 0 4 4

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 2B, 2: G1, 5: G5, 7: 1B (SB), 9: G6
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 1-for-2, 1 R 1: S2, 3: 1B, 5: G3, 7: BB, 9: BB
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 1-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 3: BB, 5: SO, 7: G4, 9: BB
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 0-for-5 1: G1, 3: G6, 6: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO
(DH) Nakamura, Takeya 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: S8, 6: SO, 8: SO
(RF-LF) Sato, Tomoaki 1-for-4 2: F8, 3: G1, 6: 1B, 8: G2
(LF) Oshima, Hiroyuki 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO
RF Hoshi, Hidekazu 0-for-0
PH-RF Takayama, Hisashi 0-for-1 8: SO
(C) Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: G6
(3B) Abe, Masahiro 0-for-2, 1 R 2: E6, 4: G1, 7: BB
PH Sakata, Ryo 1-for-1 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hsu, Ming-Chieh 3 2/3 71 16 15 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.513
Osada, Shuichiro, L 1 1/3 30 9 9 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3.457
Onodera, Chikara 2 31 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.695
Graman, Alex 1 22 6 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 9.000
Doi, Yoshihiro 1 20 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.800
9 174 43 40 16 2 7 2 0 1 0 0 8 8

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Kataoka hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Kuriyama. Nakajima hits a 2-run homer. Fernandez grounds out to the pitcher. Nakamura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Kuriyama hits a single to center. Nakajima walks, runners on first and second. Fernandez grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Nakamura hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Sato grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Hsu on the mound for Seibu
Sakaguchi hits a single to right. Moriyama hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Goto hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Kitagawa flies out to short. Baldiris hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Hidaka walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Osada in for Hsu.
Suzuki flies out to right.

Top of the 5th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Osada on the mound for Seibu
Obiki strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits a double to left. Moriyama hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Goto hits a 2-run homer. T-Okada hits a double to center. Kitagawa strikes out swinging. Baldiris hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Hidaka flies out to left.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Uemoto strikes out swinging. Abe walks.
Pitching change: Hirano in for C. Kaneko.
Kataoke hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kataoka steal second, runners on second and third. Kuriyama walks to load the bases. Nakajima drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on first and third. Fernandez strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Graman on the mound for Seibu
Baldiris hits a single to left. Taguchi, pinch-hitting for Hidaka, grounds into a double play. Suzuki walks. Obiki hits a 2-run homer. Sakaguchi hits a single to right. Moriyama grounds out to the pitcher.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Sato flies out to center. Oshima strikes out swinging. Uemoto hits a single to left. Abe reaches on a throwing error (E6), runners on first and third. Kataoka grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 6th
Suzuki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Sakaguchi flies out to center. Moriyama flies out to left.

Top of the 9th
Goto strikes out swinging. T-Okada hits a double to right. Kitagawa flies out to left. Baldiris hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Taguchi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th
Uemoto grounds out to short. Sakata, pinch-hitting for Abe, hits a single to center. Kataoka grounds out to short, runner on first. Kuriyama walks, runners on first and second. Nakajima walks, bases loaded. Fernandez strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Buffaloes are 3-0-2 over their last 5 games and are now 60-58-4 (4th place). ... The Lions are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 66-56-1 (2nd place).

C. Kaneko (ORI) won his 10th start in a row and is now 14-7 on the year.  Against the Lions, he improved to 4-0 in 4 starts. ... Osada (SEI) took the loss in relief and is now 4-3.

Home runs
ORI: Goto (13), Obiki (2)
SEI: Nakajima (16)