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Orix Buffaloes 4 – Nippon Ham Fighters 0 (September 19, 2010)

by on Sep.19, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 14:00

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

Attendance: 42002 | Orix leads series, 11-9-1 | Time: 2:57

Potential Starters: Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 16-7, 3.34 - Bobby Keppel (HAM) 12-7, 3.20

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 2: 2B, 4: G4, 7: G1, 9: SO
(LF-RF) Moriyama, Makoto 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6 (SB), 2: 1B, 5: F6, 7: G6
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4 1: 1B, 2: G4, 5: G3, 8: G3
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: 2B
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: G4, 6: G6, 8: G4
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: F7, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(RF) Caraballo, Francisco 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: HR, 6: F8, 9: F7
LF Yoshida, Shintaro 0-for-0
(C) Maeda, Daisuke 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: G6, 6: F8
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-1 9: G5
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-4 2: L4, 4: L4, 7: F9, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, W 7 2/3 112 28 27 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.211
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.391
Furukawa, Shuichi 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.224
9 128 32 31 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 4th, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-3 1: F6, 3: 1B, 6: G4, 8: BB
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 0-for-3 1: F9, 3: G4, 6: G4
PH Tsuboi, Tomochika 0-for-1 8: SO
SS Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-0
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-4 1: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 9: G5
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 7: G6, 9: F9
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: SO, 7: G3, 9: SO
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-3 2: F9, 4: DP, 7: F8
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-3 2: G4, 5: 1B (BrO), 8: 1B
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-1 3: G4
PH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 5: L3
C Ono, Shota 0-for-1 8: G1
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-2 3: F9, 5: G1
PH-LF Nakata, Sho 0-for-1 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, L 4 68 19 18 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 3.353
Sakakibara, Ryo 2 30 7 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.857
Hayashi, Masanori 1 1/3 21 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
Kikuchi, Kazumasa 1 1/3 21 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.620
Yoshikawa, Mitsuo 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.923
9 144 37 36 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sakaguchi walks. Moriyama grounds out to short, runner on first. Moriyama steals second. Goto hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Cabrera hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Kitagawa flies out to center. Baldiris flies out to center.

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Caraballo hits a single to center. D. Maeda grounds out to third, runner on second. Obiki lines out to second. Sakaguchi hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Moiryama hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Goto grounds out to second.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Caraballo hits a solo homer. D. Maeda grounds out to short. Obiki lines out to second. Sakaguchi grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Tanaka flies out to short. Morimoto flies out to right. Inaba hits an infield single and advances to second on a balk. Koyano strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th
Inaba hits a single to center. Koyano hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Itoi strikes out swinging. Nioka grounds into a double play.

Top of the 8th
Goto grounds out to first.
Pitching change: Kikuchi in for Hayashi.
Cabrera hits a double to center. Kitagara grounds out to second, runner on third. Baldiris grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to left.  Ono grounds out to the pitcher, runner on first. Nakata, pinch-hitting for Iiyama, strikes out swinging. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Tsuboi enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Morimoto.
Pitching change: Hirano in for C. Kaneko.
Defense: Suzuki is the new catcher.
Tsuboi strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Buffaloes are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 68-65-4 (5th place). ... The Fighters' 3-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 69-65-3 (3rd place tie).

C. Kaneko (ORI) got the win and improved to 17-7.  C. Kaneko also extended his winning streak to 13 games.  Against the Nippon Ham Fighters, C. Kaneko is now 2-1 in 3 starts. ... Keppel (HAM) took the loss and is now 12-8.  Keppel has gone 0-4 in 5 starts since his last victory on 8/10 (vs Lotte).  His season record against the Buffaloes is now 3-3 in 6 starts.

The Fighters were shutout for the 13th time this year.

Home runs
ORI: Caraballo (7)