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Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Softbank Hawks 1 (September 11, 2010)

by on Sep.11, 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 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 9 1
Softbank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0

Attendance: 35114 | Nippon Ham leads series, 14-8-0 | Time: 2:57

Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 10-7, 1.97 - Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) 15-6, 3.59

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: S8, 5: F8, 7: G6, 9: SO
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-5, 1 R 1: G4, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 7: L4, 9: G6
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-3 1: F8, 4: SO, 6: S5, 8: G5
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: G5, 4: HR, 6: BB, 8: G5
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: F7, 6: BB, 8: 1B
(1B) Nakata, Sho 1-for-3, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: 1B
PR-1B Takaguchi, Takayuki 1-for-1 8: 1B
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4, 1 R 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 6: F9, 8: G6
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-2 3: S1, 5: S5, 6: G1, 9: 1B
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 1-for-3 3: 1B (SB), 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, W 9 121 35 32 6 0 12 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1.918
9 121 35 32 6 0 12 1 1 1 0 0 1 1

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-3 1: S1, 3: SO, 6: DP, 8: SO
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: BB
PR Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0, 1 R
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4 1: G5, 4: F9, 7: 1B, 9: F9
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-3 2: G6, 4: 2B, 7: G6, 9: HBP
(DH) Petagine, Roberto 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B
PR-DH Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-0
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-4 2: E3, 5: G6, 7: F7, 9: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4 2: G5, 5: F8, 8: 1B (SB), 9: f2
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO
PH Ortiz, Jose 0-for-1 8: SO
C Tanoue, Hidenori 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sugiuchi, Toshiya, L 7 121 29 23 6 1 8 2 0 3 0 0 4 4 3.650
Kanazawa, Takehito 1 17 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.176
Katto, Keisuke 1 15 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.986
9 153 38 31 9 1 9 2 0 4 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tsuruoka. Iiyama hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Tanaka hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Iiyama steals second. Morimoto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Inaba strikes out swinging. Koyano hits a solo homer. Itoi files out to left. Nakata strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Morimoto hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Inaba. Koyano walks, runners on first and second. Itoi walks, bases loaded. Nakata hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second. Takaguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nakata. Yang (Yoh) flies out to right. Tsuruoka grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsunaka walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Kidokoro. Kokubo flies out to right. Tamura gets hit by a pitch. Petagine hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Fukuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Petagine. Hasegawa strikes out swinging. Matsuda fouls out to the catcher.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Kawasaki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Matsunaka strikes out swinging. Kokubo grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 4th
Matsuanaka strikes out swinging. Kokubo flies out to right. Tamura hits a double to right. Petagine strikes out looking.

Top of the 5th
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tsuruoka. Iiyama strikes out looking. Tanaka flies out to center.

Top of the 8th
Inaba grounds out to third. Koyano grounds out to third. Itoi hits a single to center. Takaguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th
Matsuda hits a single to left. Ortiz, pinch-hitting for Yamazaki, strikes out swinging. Matsuda steals second. Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Tsuruoka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Iiyama. Tanaka strikes out swinging. Morimoto grounds out to short.

Notes

The Fighters won their 3rd straight game and are now 66-62-3 (4th place). ... The Hawks lost their 3rd consecutive game and are now 69-60-5 (2nd place).

Darvish (HAM) picked up his first victory since 8/6 (vs Rakuten) -- he had gone 0-2 in four starts between victories -- and is now 11-7 on the year.  Darvish also evened his record to 2-2 against in 4 starts against the Hawks this season. ... Sugiuchi (SOF) took the loss and is now 15-7 this year.  Sugiuchi has gone 0-2 in 3 starts since his 15th victory on 8/12 (vs Rakuten).  This was also Sugiuchi first loss against the Fighters this season -- he's now 4-1 in 5 starts.

The Fighters finally managed to score a run off Suiguchi (SOF) tonight.  Between three complete game shutouts and the 2 shutout innings from tonight's game, the Fighters were held scoreless over 29 innings against Sugiuchi.

Home runs
HAM: Koyano (16)