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Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Softbank Hawks 1 (September 10, 2010)

by on Sep.10, 2010 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0
Softbank 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1

Attendance: 33160 | Nippon Ham leads series, 13-8-0 | Time: 3:33

Potential Starters: Masaru Takeda (HAM) 12-6, 2.57 - Hiroki Yamada (SOF) 4-3, 4.80

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-4 1: F9, 3: BB, 5: F8, 7: SO, 10: 1B
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: HBP, 5: F9, 8: G6, 10: S1
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F7, 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: F7, 10: BB
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-5 2: L5, 3: G6, 6: 2B, 8: G6, 10: G5
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-2 2: BB (SB), 4: 1B, 6: BB (SB), 9: SO
(1B) Nakata, Sho 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: F8, 9: SO
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(SS-1B) Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: G1, 9: f3
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-3 3: SO, 4: SO, 7: G6, 10: BB
PR Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-0, 1 R
C Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-0
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-3, 1 R 3: 1B (SB), 5: F9, 7: G3, 10: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru 6 85 26 24 9 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2.526
Miyanishi, Naoki, H 1 19 4 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.855
Sakakibara, Ryo, W 2 22 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.983
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.443
10 136 39 35 9 0 5 2 0 2 0 0 1 1

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-4 1: 2B, 3: 2B, 5: G6, 7: S5, 10: G6
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-3 1: S1, 3: G1, 5: BB, 7: SO, 10: SO
(LF-CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 2-for-5, 1 R 1: F9, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 10: F8
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4 2: F8, 4: 1B, 5: G3, 8: F4
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: F8
(DH) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-3 2: F9, 4: F7, 6: 1B
PR-DH Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-1 8: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4 2: G1, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 9: G5
(CF) Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-2 3: G1, 4: G1
PH-LF Shibahara, Hiroshi 0-for-2 6: DP, 9: G6
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-3 3: F9, 5: G6, 7: BB, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamada, Hiroki 7 128 28 24 3 0 9 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 4.370
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 1/3 14 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.389
Falkenborg, Brian, H 2/3 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.105
Mahara, Takahiro, L 1 15 6 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 1.278
10 161 40 32 4 0 11 5 1 2 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Ono strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to left and steals second. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Morimoto gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Inaba drives in a run with a ground out to short, runners on first and third. Koyano grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hasegawa hits a single to center. Kokubo hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Tamura hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Matsunaka flies out to left. Matsuda flies out to left. Kidokoro grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 10th - 1 run, 1 hit
Mahara on the mound for Softbank
Ono walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Konta. Yang (Yoh) hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Tanaka hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Morimoto executes a squeeze bunt and a run scores, runner on second. Inaba walks, runners on first and second. Koyano grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Kawasaki hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Honda. Kawasaki gets picked off third. Hasegawa flies out to right.

Top of the 2nd
Koyano lines out to third. Itoi walks. Nakata strikes out swinging. Itoi steals second. Takaguchi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd
Kidokoro grounds out to short. Yamazaki flies out to right. Kawasaki hits a double to left. Honda grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 4th
Itoi hits an infield single. Nakata strikes out swinging. Runner advances to second on a bad pick-off throw. Takaguchi strikes out swinging. Ono strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Yamazaki grounds out to short. Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda walks. Hasegawa hits a single to left, runenrs on first and third. Kokubo grounds out to first.

Top of the 6th
Inaba strikes out swinging. Koyano hits a double to right. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Nakata flies out to center, runners on first and third. Itoi steals second, runners on second and third. Takaguchi grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 6th
Tamura flies out to center. Matsunaka hits a single to right. Matsuda hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Fukuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Matsunaka. Shibahara, pinch-hitting for Kidokoro, grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 7th
Yamazaki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kawasaki. Honda strikes out swinging. Hasegawa strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Fighters won their 2nd game in a row and are now 65-62-3 (5th place). ... The Hawks lost their 2nd game in a row and are now 69-59-5 (2nd place).

Sakakibara (HAM) got the win in relief and improved to 8-1.  H. Takeda (HAM) saved his 15th game of the year. ... Mahara (SOF) dropped his first game of the season and is now 5-1.

SKE48 (pop group) held a mini-live before the game (they sang two songs) and Jurina Matsui (an SKE48 member) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Home runs
None.