Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 13:00
Attendance: 33366 | Nippon Ham leads series, 14-9-0 | Time: 2:50
Potential Starters: Tomoya Yagi (HAM) 1-3, 7.05 - Kenji Otonari (SOF) 3-8, 4.53
Hitting (LOB: 1, DPs in: 2nd, 7th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4||1: G6, 4: G4, 7: 1B, 9: G1|
|(LF-RF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: SO, 7: DP|
|(DH)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: F7, 7: SO|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||0-for-3||2: L4, 5: F7, 8: SO|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||2-for-3||2: 1B, 5: G1, 8: 1B|
|(1B-LF)||Nakata, Sho||0-for-3||2: DP, 5: SO, 8: F8|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-2||3: SO, 6: SO|
|PH||Nioka, Tomohiro||0-for-1||8: G6|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||0-for-2||3: F8, 6: SO|
|PH||Sato, Kenji||0-for-1||9: f5|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-2||3: G6, 6: SO|
|PH||Konta, Toshimasa||0-for-1||9: G4|
|Yagi, Tomoya, L||2||44||11||7||2||0||2||2||1||1||0||0||1||1||6.923|
|Sakakibara, Ryo||3 1/3||43||12||12||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.967|
Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 4th)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 2: HBP, 5: G4, 7: 2B, 8: G6|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-2, 1 R||1: S5, 2: G6, 5: 2B, 7: BB|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F8, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: G3, 5: F3, 7: G4|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 2B, 3: F6, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||1-for-1||2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||0-for-4||2: G6, 4: SO, 6: F7, 8: G3|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-3||2: BB, 4: DP, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||1-for-4||2: SO, 5: f3, 7: SO, 8: 1B|
|Otonari, Kenji, W||7||106||21||21||2||0||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.227|
|Falkenborg, Brian, H||1||14||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.086|
|Mahara, Takahiro, S||1||9||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.256|
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Yagi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Tamura hits a double to right. Petagine walks, runners on first and second. Matsuda hits a grounder to short, runners on first and third. Hasegawa walks, bases loaded. Yamazaki strikes out swinging. Kawasaki gets hit by a pitch and a run scores, bases remain loaded. Honda grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamazaki fouls out to first. Kawasaki grounds out to second. Honda hits a double to center. Ortiz hits an RBI single to center, Ortiz to second on throw. Kokubo flies out to first.
Bottom of the 1st
Kawasaki hits an infield single and advances to second on sac bunt by Honda. Oritz flies out to center, runner on third. Kokubo strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 7th
Yamazaki strikes out swinging. Kawasaki hits a double to left. Honda walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Tateyama in for Yoshikawa.
Ortiz strikes out swinging. Kokubo grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 8th
Tamura hits a single to right. Petagine walks, runners on first and second. Fukuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Fukuda. Matsuda fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Miyanishi in for Tateyama.
Hasegawa strikes out swinging. Yamazaki hits a single to left, bases loaded. Kawasaki grounds out to short.
Nippon Ham took the series, 2-1.
The Hawks stopped a 3-game losing streak and are now 70-60-5 (2nd place). ... The Fighters' 3-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 66-63-3 (4th place).
Otonari (SOF) got the win and is now 4-8 on the year. He is 2-0 in 5 starts since his last loss on 7/29 (vs Rakuten). Otonari also picks up his first victory against the Fighters and is now 1-1 in 3 starts against them. Mahara (SOF). Mahara saved his 31st game of the year. ... Yagi (HAM) took the loss and dropped to 1-4. Yagi is 0-2 in 4 starts since his last victory on 7/7 (vs Softbank). Yagi also fell to 1-2 in 3 starts against the Hawks this season.
The Fighters have now been shutout 11 times this season.